I'm 21 and currently a university student, but I really prefer cooking to studying ;-)
My favorite things to cook
muffins, brownies, cakes
curries, meatloaf, salads,
oh I don't know, anything new really, I love trying out recipes -and adapting them (also, to available ingredients: not all American ingredients can be found here -but I still haven't been to that import store I heard of...)
My favorite family cooking traditions
-making marzipan with my brother and pizzas with my father, any time of year
-we don't really have typical occasions or traditional foods we serve for holidays, it changes every year...
My cooking triumphs
I love it when I notice people can't stop eating what I made, and I love the compliments!
My cooking tragedies
-definitely the raspberry bavarois I made for Christmas dessert when I was 12, which caved in, to form a poor puddle of pink goo...
-and my otherwise delicious fat-free pumpkin muffins which used to refuse to leave their paper cases (I found a solution to that: no paper case for them anymore! lol)