My favorite things to cook
Anything adventurous. As long as it has lots of flavor and is NOT boring.
My favorite family cooking traditions
There aren't any. I was pretty clumsy growing up and didn't realize until after I was married that I was pretty darn good at this cooking thing.
My cooking triumphs
Making up new recipes. Blending flavors you would think had no business together.
My cooking tragedies
Mixing the salt with the sugar. Having a family sit there until I figured out why and how it wouldn't turn out right. (We had just moved to a new place and the helpers apparently had no taste buds.)