I like classic recipes that are easy so I can remember them all.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother is Chilean so even when we ate sloppy joes they were different. I cook the old school way sometimes, but more often cook for the American in me.
My cooking triumphs
Restaurant-worthy enchiladas and Spanish rice; tender Hungarian chicken paprikash; and, coconut cookies that were incredibly moist because I forgot to add two ingredients!
My cooking tragedies
The ones that I repeat! Adding too much wine instead of water or broth; not adding enough cheese; too much or too little salt; and, under-cooking the meat!