I'm a schizophrenic cook --- sometimes I like things easy, other times difficult. I'm usually willing to go through the pain if you can promise me it'll be good!
My favorite things to cook
Things rich in flavor that surprise people --- I guess I love the "circus" aspect of cooking.
My favorite family cooking traditions
That my sister makes me biscotti every year at Christmas. If I can get away with it, I eat the entire tin myself! (How's that for a tradition?!)
My cooking triumphs
Entertaining for a couple dozen people from my 10 x 10 kitchen. "Never say never."
My cooking tragedies
Burning the soup for my Book Club. Too many irons in the fire!