I'm 31 and have two boys. I've tried cooking basics before but lost my touch over the past few years, so I'm back to the beginning. I know I'll become better pretty quickly, but it's all a guessing game. Also, I plan to cook everything in "Cook This Not That" book over the next couple years as well as checking out other recipes.
My favorite things to cook
I love grilled anything, just about, so that'll be a huge pull to perfect that. And I love to bake fresh fruit pies. Mmm...
My favorite family cooking traditions
Not many, if any at all! My stepdad is Italian and I'm dying to learn how to cook excellent sauce. Mmm... And my mom's meatloaf is yummy, too!
My cooking triumphs
I made a tofu lasagna that got rave reviews before others knew there was tofu in it. Very nice.
My cooking tragedies
Meat. I have the worst time cooking meat - it tends to come out pink in the middle and the whole thing is tossed. I'll be working on that still!