I'm married and have one 5 year old son. I love cooking and baking. Baking is definitely my hobby. I love to bake and eat everything I make! Serious sweets addiction going on here! I used to do much more gourmet type entertaining before my son was born but now my primary focus is trying to make things he likes and to sneak veggies into things since he won't eat them otherwise. I enjoy talking about food, recipe swapping and tasting each others creations with my very good friend (& next door neighbor!) I use the Allrecipes site very often. I count on everyone's reviews so please comment on your experiences with the recipes you try!
My favorite things to cook
Fancy desserts (anything labor intensive that takes a steady hand is for me!), Birthday and special occasion cakes, Italian food, Polish food, and anything I haven't tried yet!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas cookies. About 14 kinds every year! Except I might cut back this year... getting older, harder to maintain the weight! :) I love making Homemade Pierogi with my friend and her family, the Velchansky's.
My cooking triumphs
My first wedding cake! Turned out beautiful. Three tiers of Spiced Pumpkin cake with crystallized ginger, walnuts and dried cranberries. Cranberry buttercream filling and white chocolate cream cheese frosting! Delish!
My cooking tragedies
I have had many... mostly things turning out bland or just plain not as expected. However, these tragedies are fewer and far(er?) between now. I think being able to read other's reviews of recipes helps to avoid tragedies. We learn from eachothers mistakes.