I am a former Marine and currently am a Stay at Home Dad to a 4 & 5 year old. I took up cooking as sort of a hobby and I guess as therapy to get away from the kids when I needed it. I got tired of making just kids related foods and boxed meals and wanted to really mix things up and cook food from various countries.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook are things that can go on the grill. I love the smell of food being grilled! It takes a while to learn how long to cook various meats on the grill, but I've managed never to char anything!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I don't have very many cooking traditions as growing up my family was very boxed meal oriented! I guess Thanksgiving and Christmas meals were always the best because of the variety of foods we ate then.
My cooking triumphs
I would have to say that my biggest cooking triumph is my Chicken Tikka Masala. I love all different kinds of foods, but there is something about Indian food that I love - the different smells from each dish is something that I'm striving for in my own cooking.
My cooking tragedies
I'm not a baker! I have tried and it's just not for me - I will leave it at that.