I spent most of my early life watching my mother make candies and various confectionery treats in our kitchen. I'd also observe when she'd prepare meals; watch but not quite understand. Now I'm doing my own experiments and finding some very interesting tastes that I hadn't experienced before.
My favorite things to cook
Pastas, meats, and cookies. Especially for our pets.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Sweet potato pie or casserole, chicken & dumplings, chicken casserole, stuffed turkey, and cheesecakes.
My cooking triumphs
Vanilla Rice and Cheesy Cheddar Macaroni.
Also make a good squash casserole.
My cooking tragedies
Tomato Soup Spaghetti. The soup came out way too thin, and far too sweet. Shouldn't have added shrimp.