I am a working mom with two children - son is almost five, daughter just turned two. I am obsessed (husband's words) with cookbooks and reading recipes, but I've only just started really cooking from them. And the good news is I'm actually enjoying it!
My favorite things to cook
I LOVE to bake. I try to bake something every weekend (cake, cookies, brownies). The recipes I tend to gravitate toward are fast, somewhat healthy and things I think my kids will try.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Really don't have any. My mom rarely cooked when I was growing up and never baked - so she thinks it's a little nuts that I enjoy being in the kitchen so much.
My cooking triumphs
I have a few things that are on a regular rotation that my husband loves - roasted chicken & vegetables, meatloaf & mashed potatoes - and it makes me so happy when he loves what he's eating.
My cooking tragedies
Yikes. I've had to throw out only a couple of things. Usually we just eat it and I'll make a note in my cookbook not to try that recipe again. I believe that you can't hit them all out of the park - practice makes perfect.