My parents, sister & brother politely ate my first master creation at 15...spinach lasagne. Eeeew, it needed help! Things have improved greatly since then and cooking has been a lifelong passion. The kitchen is my favorite place to hang out.
My favorite things to cook
Baked goods, soups, chilis, stews, crockpot dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making cookies with my kids, preparing recipes from my mom and grandma.
My cooking triumphs
I have rarely let the lack of proper tools get in the way of preparing something I really want to make. Being creative I have done things like use an empty wine bottle as a rolling pin before I owned one! When I am excited to cook something I get innovative with missing tools and ingredients.
My cooking tragedies
Meat. I have a fairly limited repetoire but thankfully my husband loves to grill year round (even when he has to brush a foot of snow off the grill after he has shoveled a path to get to it!)