I work long hours in the aerospace industry, so I look for relatively easy recipes most of the time -- although I like to go "all out" when I have time. I love to make breads when I have free time on weekends, and since I don't have a stand mixer, I have to do it the old-fashioned way (no interest in the bread machine method). Sharing food is the best part of cooking, so I tend to make lots of extra when we have get-togethers so people can take home the leftovers.
My favorite things to cook
Bread, barbecued anything, Italian, soups & stews, Christmas goodies,
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family just loves food, so any time food is involved, it's a good time. We're mid-westerners, so meat and potatoes is always a sure thing. I tend to go overboard at holiday time, and everyone gets loads of goodies - this I inherited from my mom, who was an awesome cook and baker.
My cooking triumphs
Lots of them -- usually centered around breads of some kind.
My cooking tragedies
Oh, too many to count! I experiment quite a bit :)