I'm just me, at least for the moment. . .
My favorite things to cook
Baking, for sure. And I love to do party food and special occasion things. I'm not too fond of "maintenance" cooking (you know, everyday stuff.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Crab dip like my Mom used to make, but I don't know how.
Celery root salad.
Old fashioned, very plain, red beans.
My cooking triumphs
An apricot, hazelnut and meringue torte from one of the old Julia Child cookbooks. But at the time I didn't know how to get the skins off hazelnuts, so I sat for hours peeling those little brown skins with a paring knife.
My cooking tragedies
Usually whatever falls on the floor, or when I add cold water to a glass pyrex dish that is hot in the oven, and the dish breaks over everything, along with the wasted food in it.