I've been cooking since I was a little girl and my mom "forced" me to be in the kitchen with her. After making a meal for a college guy I had a crush on and it being a disaster (we couldn't even get through the crust of the pie), I took mom's willingness to teach me seriously and have enjoyed my time in the kitchen ever since.
My favorite things to cook
Since my family is European, I enjoy ethnic foods, especially Middle Eastern. Moussaka is my favorite recipe, even though I don't like eggplant. The combination of eggplant, beef, and cheese with the hint of nutmeg and cinnamon is wonderful.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My husband can't stand the moussaka and I can't stand his favorite dish, liver. So, whenever I have a yen for my meal, I make him his and we're both happy.
My cooking triumphs
I make an AWESOME pie crust now. Melt in your mouth good.
My cooking tragedies
I never dwell on my goofs. :)