My favorite things to cook
Varies according to my moods and the season. In winter, I prefer 'stick to your ribs' types of meals. The lighter stuff just doesn't seem to have what it takes to keep you WARM.
My favorite family cooking traditions
One of my favorites was to send cupcakes with root-beer frosting for my daughter's birthday when she was in school.
My cooking triumphs
Figuring out that some recipes will never be the same twice (What do you mean you don't have an ACTUAL meatloaf recipe, Mom?), others can't be changed significantly (try and double it and it fails), still others need slight changes each time to GET success (2 min more-or less, a bit more broth, 1/2 t more cornstarch, whatever)and it is all "cooking". Lucky us.