I am 78 years old and widowed. In that I, now, live alone, I am on the lookout for any recipe that freezes well. I make the full recipe, freeze half, and then when I don't feel like cooking I have a freezer full of prepared dinners to rely on. I especially like the variety of soups that freeze well.
My favorite things to cook
Italian and Tex-Mex. As I have gotten older, my taste buds require more in the way of seasoning. I usually add more than the recipe asks for. I love to cook with fresh herbs and I have even started growing some of my own in a little square foot garden. Lately, I have learned to like Chinese dishes.
Chicken Lo Mein from this site is a favorite. Also the Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin.....
My favorite family cooking traditions
Peach cobblers and hot rolls.
My cooking triumphs
I think my pies are my best thing, though a sour cream pound cake is high on that list. Also, anything that caused my husband to remark "Don't forget how you made that"!
My cooking tragedies
Poppy-seed cake and peanut-butter pie!
Both had to be trashed.