I love to bake bread when I have time. Mostly I toss together "quickie" dinners during the week and make a more traditional "Sunday" dinner on weekends. My kids just plain love food, the older one loves anything to do with meat, the younger one loves almost all vegetables, and seafood (the only 5 year old I've ever heard of whose favourite food was "Escargot"...)
My favorite things to cook
I like to roast chicken, bake fresh bread and make a stew that's absolutely laden with root vegetables. I love to make suishi, and we like to enjoy a Yasa Nobi on a cold winter evening.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother didn't really cook, so I don't think there are any traditions inherited from there. As a family, we love to make "Steak and 'Go" (steak with a side of escargot & portabello mushrooms) - and the kids love to take "Steak & Go" leftovers to school for lunch!!
My cooking triumphs
I taught myself to bake bread and the kids much prefer homemade bread to store bought!
My cooking tragedies
I tried making a Normandy Chicken cream soup once ... I thought the recipe sounded wonderful, but the reality was beyond awful. Eight years later and the whole family still remembers the night I tried to "poison them" with something I claimed was soup ....