I'm an o-l-d lady who has travelled many ups and downs like all of us, but I'm in my golden years, having raised 2 kids, now able to relive my cherished memories with my grown children, now grandkids, and back into cooking, etc. for the grandkids.
My favorite things to cook
Variety - but since October last year, have lerned healthy eating. Modern parents are into low-cal, low-sugar, etc., so am learning to substitute in my "scratch" cooking, baking, etc. My favorite because of grkds - baking and fun breakfasts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Polish, German, Soups, Pastries, All Sorts of Wonderful Aromas Filled Our Home. Both Mom and DAD!!! were excellent cooks and lead us to learn to eat various types of food
My cooking triumphs
First cake I ever made when I was 14. No one was making me a birthday cake, so I tried. My brother came thru and licked it and said, leave it like that. I baked it, but alas, it fell. For years, one could not BANG OR DROP THINGS OR SHUT DOORS HARD or the cake would fall. Nowadays, that doesn't happen. But, I didn't quit. Also, triumph, my first newly married Christmas dinner - Turkey + fixings. Also, married a southern guy, had to learn southern cooking, which I still do. Now I am a great cook. I triumph also with THEME CAKES. Did it for my kids, now have done two so far for gr.kids.
My cooking tragedies
Oops! See above.