I worked for years as a writer, editor, commercial designer, etc. One day I decided to run off and open a donut shop, and that's just what I did: http://www.thedonutwhole.com
My favorite things to cook
Baked goods like breads, cakes, cookies, pecan pies, etc. Breakfast, especially omelettes...I never stop learning how to improve my omelettes. Fattening things. Grilled meats. Tasty stuff.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother is my culinary touchstone. She's an old Okie from the Dust Bowl days and knows her way around a kitchen. Her recipe for "cowboy cookies" should be protected in the National Archives.
My cooking triumphs
The Texas sheet cake I made last night would make Jesus weep. , it's good. My rollos pollos with homemade salsa are pretty awesome, too.
My cooking tragedies
I once made gravy so thick and sticky that I had to throw away the bowl AND the spoon.