A busy mom of 2 little kids, I think there is no better way to take care of your family than to see that they are well fed. That doesn't mean it has to be unhealthy baked sweets all the time. Sometimes that just means throwing together a salad or a sandwich.
My favorite things to cook
Ironically, desserts and healthy dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving is our big family holiday. Our ENTIRE family is always there on the same day. We always try to out do each other with all the additional junk foods we bring to nosh on while we cook the "real". Sweet rolls, candies, snack mixes, you name it... we eat it.
My cooking triumphs
Mastering the use of yeast.
My cooking tragedies
When I was maybe 16 I made a batch of chocolate chip cookies. Not good. Not only did they come out flat, I burnt most of them. The farm cats wouldn't even eat them, so my brothers used them as clay pigeons and shot them. They will NEVER let me live that down.