I'm 65 and have had to keep kids and husband in food for years. Now I cook mostly for myself. I was in the art and antique business for most of my working years and know what it's like to get dinner on the table when you're tired after work! In my day, husbands didn't help!
My favorite things to cook
I love fresh vegetable recipes for things I haven't used before. It's like being a mad chemist in the kitchen. Some things don't work, but mostly they do.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We ate too much meat when I was growing up. I want vegetables and rice now!
My cooking triumphs
I just cooked winter vegetable hash (recipe from this site) and it was the best vegetable dish so far! I really enjoyed it!
My cooking tragedies
This wasn't my tragedy...but I have a friend who is totally blind and he invited me over for a pot of beans. I lifted the lid and told him his water was red and asked where the beans were. I tilted the pot and looked, and it turned out to be red hots he was cooking!! We laughed and laughed. He told me he was glad I discovered it before he wasted onions, etc. People without sight really struggle in the kitchen!