I don't cook from scratch a lot, but when I do, I like to get creative, and somehow I always know what spices to put with what and which wines to use with which dishes.
My favorite things to cook
Comfort foods and desserts...anything with chocolate!
My cooking triumphs
My Thanksgiving Pie (recipe in my profile). One day I was trying to use up what we had in the house and I came up with this amazing savory pie. Comfort food personified!
My cooking tragedies
I have the hardest times with roasts. I hardly ever get them to come out tender and almost always have to "save" them by shredding the meat and creating puff pastry pockets.