Im A normal Irish/Italian who cooks all Their Own meals and cant spell very good(sorry). Ive been cooking my own meals for over 10 years now and when I say my own I do mean my own i dont do anything by the instructions ill add 3 different kinds of hot sauce, soy sauce, and a few other secret ingredents to Instant Ramen Soup! Nothing stays Plain when I cook It. More spice, More flavor.
The trick is when to know when you're over doing it. Nothing is too big a challange to me in life and i belive cooking is a good way to stay creative and samrt while following that "everyday" Routine.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Im Italian so you either wash or cook thats it. I dont like to clean so i cook.
My cooking tragedies
Teaching my brother to make Mac + Cheese...i letf the room and told him to put the package and milk in the noodles when they are done...Well I Thought "Drain the WATER" Was taken for Granted until i looked in the pot of noodles swimming in 8 cups of water, milk, cheese, and butter...We got pizza that Night!