I love eating, yeah that probably sounds terrible but I do. Love reading science fiction fantasy books. Though I have been cooking a long time I would never call myself an expert because I can't walk into a kitchen and start throwing stuff together and have it coming out fantastic, I follow recipes and then add or subtract from them the next time.
My favorite things to cook
Anything that will make someone happy.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Don't have one.
My cooking triumphs
First time I actually put something together myself with no recipe. Was trying to figure out what someone else had made and the flavors I thought I had tasted, and what I came out with is a quick easy dish that everyone that has ever had it has asked me for the recipe, and that is such a great feeling.
My cooking tragedies
Making beans and ham hocks and forgot to soak the beans first. I threw them in the crock-pot with the ham hocks and onions and when they where done cooking my husband thought I had thrown in a whole bottle of salt in the pot.