I've been cooking for a long time, but I am by no means an expert. I don't know it all yet, and I'm still learning.
My favorite things to cook
I love to make complicated desserts. Cookies, candies, Italian food, vegetarian food, you name it, if it presents a challenge, I'll make it. Also, I will try out new "manly" recipes for my fiance. I've been cooking with more meat than I have in a long time.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Casseroles... Utah makes a lot of casseroles... my favorite? Just the ones my mom makes... I don't do casseroles! The only cooking tradition I still continue is making tomato soup and tuna sandwiches like my grandma taught me.
My cooking triumphs
Anything that I don't burn? I love to make food that cheers other people. If it makes someone glad I came over, then it served it's purpose. And making the best creme brulee and barbecued ribs ever.
My cooking tragedies
Falling asleep when something is in the oven? Thank goodness my neighbor stopped by to turn off my oven.