I am married and we have no children (yet!). I began "cooking" when I was a small child...helping Mom stir cookie batter, etc., but as I got older, I was always helping in the kitchen and learned a lot from my Mom, who is a great cook!
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook are usually vegetarian dishes. I love to use different spices, and a lot of vegetarian dishes are non-traditional so I get exposed to new things all the time.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holidays. In my family, there are certain dishes that are only made during a specific holiday and so we all look forward to those special days when we can eat our favorite things!
My cooking triumphs
My first Thanksgiving. I didn't have any tragedies, everything came out great, and my pie crusts were flakey! Also, my 31st birthday party. I hosted a Mexican food fiesta and even made my salsas from scratch!
My cooking tragedies
Trying to make a veggie omlette (I don't eat eggs, but thought I could make an omlette for my hubby...I was wrong!). Also, coconut snowman heads for Christmas. They looked so cute in the picture, but mine looked like snow lumps. I never even got to the decorating part because the heads were so awful looking (but they tasted good!).