I've been in the kitchen since I was a little girl. I love to make and create new meals and use recipes that have been in my family as well as try new ones and adapt to my family's liking. We just moved from Japan where I was a baker/caterer on our base.
My favorite things to cook
Cookies, cakes especially cheesecakes, or basically anything that pleases my family
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year my children and I make Christmas cookies together - gingerbread/sugar. I also host or help host a cookie exchange. We all bring 6 dozen or so cookies of the same kind and go home with 6 other kinds of cookies. It helps me get my holiday baking done to give to neighbors and friends.
My cooking triumphs
When my family or friends love it, I know I have a keeper. :)
My cooking tragedies
I can be a klutz in the kitchen - burning or cutting myself. It doesn't deter me though from cooking. :)