I am a male who has been the chief cook and bottle washer for his family for many years. Both my grown sons love to cook for their families whereas my daughter can take it or leave it even though she is an excellent cook in her own right.
I absolutely love to cook.
My favorite things to cook
I will try anything. Most of the time I cook without a recipe.
I hate baking (too much exact measuring) so thank goodness my wife is an excellent baker.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Having my kids, step-kids, their spouses and our grandchildren, over for a big family meal. They all love my cooking so it's a big boost to my ego.
My cooking triumphs
After re-marrying, inviting my new wife's rather large family (31 people) to Christmas dinner for the first time and doing all the cooking myself. The meal turned out perfectly. Even the sister-in-law I don't see eye to eye with, complimented me. I excel in making sauces and gravies. The sauces, especially the gravies, keep my mother-in-law and my wife happy, so what more could I ask for.
My cooking tragedies
Far too numerous to mention. Cooking without a recipe invites the occasional disaster.