I was made to cook for myself (and fend for myself, food-wise!) when I was about 6 or 7 years old, with my two brothers and sister.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Mardi Gras, I cook Mudbug Etoufee, Cornbread, some side dish of the moment, and a big ol' King Cake. We celebrate by eating and having a good time. It's a good feeling. Better than Thanksgiving.
My cooking triumphs
My mother's mudbug etoufee gets 'em every time.
My cooking tragedies
My first pumpkin pie. Need I say more?