I've been cooking most of my life.
With six kids, my single mom had enough to do without having to look after ALL of our meals. But, in the past 20 years I've have learned to love cooking for the pure pleasure of seeing others sample and savor my work.
My favorite things to cook
Interesting (but satisfactory for people from 8-80) Sunday dinners (including a different dessert as often as possible).
My favorite family cooking traditions
Fresh lobster and freshly-dug clams on the beach in PEI
Mom's deep-fried cake donuts
My cooking triumphs
My first chocolate-fudge cheesecake (about 20 years ago)- based on "Dark Chocolate Cheesecake" from The Joy of Cheese Cake by Dana Bovbjerg & Jeremy Iggers (Barrons, 1980)
My cooking tragedies
Regularly - but I can usually find a "work-around".