My favorite things to cook
I love making breads and desserts that people in my family don't usually make, such as recipes from different countries. I also like making things that most people just buy in the store instead of making from scratch, such as pickles, jams, and hummus. Any time I find myself really liking a store-bought food or something from a restaurant, I always have to look up everything about the food, like the culture it's from and how one would make it at home. My family loves that I do this too, because I like to test my creations on them, and they really appreciate it. Hee.
My cooking triumphs
I would say the favorite things people like me to make are my baklava, red pepper jelly, pickles, any jam, pineapple upside down cake, and pancakes (but that last one may be that my brother just really, really loves pancakes in general, lol).
My cooking tragedies
I can never make rolled out and cut biscuits. No matter how hard I try, they always come out flat and dense. At first I thought it was because the baking soda and powder my parents had was years after the expiration date, but then I tried again with new stuff, and they were only marginally better. I also have trouble with muffins. They never really come out very fluffy, but I have gotten better at it.
UPDATE: I made them once. The next time I made them, they turned out orange (?!). I haven't tried again since then.