I work so I pretty much that is it. When I head home it is to cook for myself and my husband along with my mom. Thus I just love "one pot/pan" meals. If it can be done in my grandmothers cast iron pan and put in the oven all the better. Let us not forget the crock pot.
My favorite things to cook
My "red gravy" however this is a weekend do and an all day affair because of the time it takes to can it. Mac & Cheese because I just so love it. Plain ole pasta w/garlic & oil. Roast Pork stuffed. Come to think of it if I like to eat it I enjoy putting it together.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making Pie. When I was a kid I would help my grandmother and now I get to help my husband who is the baker in the house. Makes a wonderful Apple Pie and great Irish bread. I think my favorite thing is to bake stuff together.
My cooking triumphs
The first time I made a lasagna from scratch from the noodles right on up. Oh, and the first time I actually was able to make a good meatloaf and then there was the mac & cheese.
My cooking tragedies
The first time I did Mac and cheese, oh bad! Was like eating sawdust. Now everyone loves it.