I'm a Marine wife who's excited to be living in the same place for more than six months, but miss the food where we used to be - we've gone from Iowa (steak, pork, and corn on the cob) to DC (crabcakes and shrimp) to Oklahoma (jerky and Taco Mayo) to North Carolina.
My favorite things to cook
I love doing big community meals with lots of friends. I tend to alternate between impressive meals and throwing together stuff from the grocery store...who says you can't have a tuna melt with creme brulee? :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Green bean casserole (straight off the back of the French's friend onion can) and party potatoes with Rice Krispies on top at any get together...you can't get much more "comfort food" than that.
My cooking triumphs
Anytime I can get my very meat-and-potatoes father in law to try something new, and the time I made a full homemade Mexican dinner (enchilidas, guacamole, salsa, rice, and refried beans) for 20.
My cooking tragedies
Most recently, beer cheese soup that looked like yellow glue and tasted like an ashtray...I still don't know what I did wrong.