I grew up in a family of 8. Being the oldest, I took on a lot of responsiblility & enjoyed "pitching in". Many of my siblings were picky eaters, but I managed to compromise & became what my Mom & Grandma like to call an "inventive cook"! I really enjoy cooking, it's relaxing to me. & I tend to enjoy the solitude of it. (in other words, would rather have someone give constructive criticism as they taste, than correct me while I'm enjoying myself creating ;)
My favorite things to cook
Anything with meat and/or cheese! =D
My favorite family cooking traditions
BBQ year-round. Slow cooker on those busy days. & of course, quiche & other easy/spoiling appetizers for company!
My cooking triumphs
I can sincerely say, I've never burnt anything cooking!
My cooking tragedies
1st time I made cookies, I used baking powder instead of dissolving soda in water ..the whole pan was a big burnt cookie =( But I was 11, and I did my best. haha I'm a very intermediate baker. Pumpkin pie, muffins, banana bread & ginger snap cookies are successful. As far as anything more involved, I'm very intimidated.. AKA cinnamon buns, triffle, etc!?