I have been married for 18 years and have 4 wonderful children. They like my cooking, usually :), so I use them as my taste testers. If it passes with them, it will generally pass for everyone else.
My favorite things to cook
I LOVE to bake...I actually have aspirations to someday open my own bakery. I also like trying new recipes...often when we are entertaining-I guess I work better under pressure. So far, most things have turned out well.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We've made gingerbread people and sugar cookies for Thanksgiving and Christmas for about the last 6 years. Very fun. I always have lots of volunteers to help me in the kitchen. :)
My cooking triumphs
Making cinnamon rolls was a big accomplishment for me...and, recently, making homemade granola has been awesome!
My cooking tragedies
Making banana bread with...no bananas when I was in high school. :) And, I have made oatmeal cookies with no sugar. :) So, my family has been through it all. I now put all of my ingredients on one side of the counter and transfer them to the other side to ensure all ingredients are included in my food. :)