I'm a SAHM of two with a husband who isn't afraid to try new things (although the kids are frequently picky)
My favorite things to cook
I love my crock pot and anything that I can make in it, even dessert. I make a mean pot of spaghetti sauce with/without meatballs. My mexican pie gets rave reviews as does my Awesome Broccoli Casserole (thank you allrecipes:). And my father in law gets a pan of lemon squares for his birthday every year.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cooking was always part of my family. Christmas in our family doesn't consist of ham and turkey (that's Thanksgiving). Instead, we make pans and pans of lasagna with tiny, hand-rolled meatballs, braciole, and of course canoli for dessert. I've been rolling tiny meatballs and stuffing canoli since I could hold a spoon :)
My cooking triumphs
The first year I was the holiday hostess. I made the lasagna all by my lonesome. My mom was supposed to help, but came down with the flu and slept most of the day. It turned out great.
My cooking tragedies
On the way to a potluck, my chocolate poundcake (which literally takes hours to prepare) fell off the platter onto the floor of the car. Luckily, no harm done, thankfully my car was clean. And only my husband and I were aware that something went wrong.