I'm getting my BFA, and have little time to cook when school is in session. My strategy is to cook dinners for the boyfriend and me, and have leftovers to bring for lunch.
My favorite things to cook
Tacos with ground turkey and all the trimmings! I prefer to find relatively easy recipes that have a couple of "advanced" ingredients. I'm good enough to know that salt, pepper, parsley, cayenne, onion, and garlic taste good on everything.
My cooking triumphs
When I follow the recipes and comments well and don't make any weird substitutions, or leave something important out.
My cooking tragedies
When I've tried to whip "something" up out of random stuff.