I'm a traditional cook, starting from scratch when I can, learned a lot when FoodTV started on cable back in the mid 80's. I must have over 35 cook books but really rely on about 10 favorites but refer to many, but since I have PC I look up new recipes on web.
My favorite things to cook
Muffins and Quick Breads sometimes I just use what is in cupboard. The Cake Doctor cook book has shown me how to subsitute a simple cake mix into Brownies which I bring to my twice monthly Bunco Card game.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My cooking triumphs
Became a better cook than my mother and two sisters, use to put on large family dinners every year for the Holidays.
My cooking tragedies
Pie Dough my hands are just to warm to work the dough.