Have enjoyed cooking since a teenager; my parents encouraged me in this alot - invited their friends over to be guinea pigs for my cooking education. Over the years I've found it therapeutic to browse recipes and otherwise research to try to come up with a home run, whether it be mac & cheese or a complicated french dish.
My favorite things to cook
Entres that surprise with delight.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Shrimp Curry! Tuna Casserole!
My cooking triumphs
Unbelieveable Cheese Cake. Even more unbelieveable Peanut Butter Pie.
My cooking tragedies
I tend to forget these embarrassments as soon as possible! Most recent "badness" was a bland Potatos Au Gratin. It's painful, because so much work and research goes into a "creation" and when it bombs, it's SUCH A DISAPPOINTMENT. But we carry on. *sigh*