Married later in life (at 38): one husband, four cats, no kids, four brothers(& in-law), five sisters(& in-law), six nephews, three nieces, two godsons, one goddaughter.
My favorite things to cook
Not so much WHAT as HOW. I love to cook with my husband. We have a good rhythm and balance when we work together. It's okay to admit to the other when we're lost, need help, or think we've nailed it.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I'm Mexican on my father's side, so I grew up with enchiladas, homemade tortillas and salsas, and Jalapeños on the table for every meal. We've made tamales from scratch for the Christmas Eve meal for as long as I can remember. But I love many other cuisines as well.
My cooking triumphs
Even though I've been cooking since childhood, one of the best things I did to increase my confidence was a six-session cooking basics class from a professional chef's academy. As much as I love the Food Network, the hands-on experience trumps observing an expert ANY day. Thanks to the class, my Béchamel sauce ROCKS! Now-a-days, I'm comfortable adjusting recipes on the fly and improvising dishes from what we have on hand.
My cooking tragedies
Why would I tell? ;-) The best thing to do is learn from them so you do better next time.