I grew up on a farm with two other siblings; my mother cooked in bulk to feed us all. While the recipes weren't very gourmet, I still learned to appreciate the art of cooking and baking. I am now getting into cooking and baking myself and I too have 3 kids to feed. Cast iron cooking is my new project and I am just starting to figure out where I am going in my cooking quests.
My favorite things to cook
It's not so much my favorite things to cook, but it's my kids. I have to cook what they will eat, which can be rather redundant. Spaghetti, sloppy joes, chicken manicotti, pancakes, and stir fry are the obvious staples in my dinner planner.
My cooking tragedies
Too many to list here, but you can't be great without great failures.