I'm now officially a senior and have only discovered the joy of cooking in the past decade. Works well for us as my wife was never inspired by cooking so she was glad to hand over the pans. I'm slowly adopting a paleo/primal diet which is working out well (my doctor says I'm no longer even close to being diabetic) but provides additional challenges as my spouse is of the low fat persuasion.
My favorite things to cook
Stir fried anything. I like to play with my food and watch it cook.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Not too many that I wanted to keep as my dad was a meat and potatoes man, meat cooked till it was dry and vegies that would have been a credit to Gerber.
My cooking triumphs
Squash stuffed with onions and dates.
My cooking tragedies
A seemingly never ending string of insipid soups. I know, not exactly a tragedy but it is the bane of my life in the kitchen.