I typically cook for myself and my parents. They are very supportive of my efforts even when they don't come out perfectly. I live in New Zealand so sometimes I have to look up American terms in recipes I don't understand.
My favorite things to cook
Anything that turns out well! I'm well practised at making biscuits (cookies) but we are trying to be healthier and consume less sugar. I like making anything with chicken, garlic, potatoes, soy sauce or pasta.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Not too many traditions in my family. I hope to be able to make Pavlova like my Mother one day!
My cooking triumphs
Making a great Pad Thai with a recipe from this site. The key is to get all the real ingredients and not cut corners. As in life!
My cooking tragedies
Chicken Mole. Not sure if it just wasn't to our taste but it was inedible! Typically my biggest problem is timing - It's hard trying to get everything to the table at the same time!