I've been cooking since childhood. I rarely follow a recipe as printed but consider it improvisational material to be adjusted and (hopefully!) improved. Other folks enjoy golf and and tennis -- I love to play with food!
My favorite things to cook
Main dishes and appetizers are my favorites, typically those that aren't that involved but look as if a lot of effort and skill went into them.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We host Thanksgiving for my husband's large family every year (he's one of 10 siblings) and I love the sacrament of the shared table over this (and every) meal.
My cooking triumphs
Have had some success in competitive cooking contests over the years.
My cooking tragedies
Most experiments work out well; however, I do not recommend adding mashed bananas to meatloaf. That one didn't work well!