Been cooking since I was 10, as my mom is a mediocre cook at best and leans toward Midcentury WASP cooking.
My favorite things to cook
Depends on the season...
Winter I start to crave stews, thick soups and tons of hearty dishes...
Summer - it's defintely summer dinner salads.
Fall - anything with pumpkin, acorn squash, butternut squash, rutabaga, parsnips, etc.
All year long --- Indian, Chinese, Thai and also any gooey, thick, rich, chocolately and really dangerous to a diet dessert
My favorite family cooking traditions
We make Kaluha Cinnamon Rolls for Christmas Morning every year.
We celebrate Pi day (3.14 - March 14th) every year with a meal of nothing but pies - dinner and dessert pies.
Easter wouldn't be Easter without homemade Dolmades
My cooking triumphs
Buche Noel for Christmas every year.
My cooking tragedies
I was a newly-wed and for one dinner I decided to make Seafood Newburg for my husband. Since there was only 2 of us, I halved the recipe, but forgot to half the sherry.
My beloved husband manned his way through several bites, before I tried my portion and gagged. Dear Hubby was too gallant to critize, but was very relieved when after one bit I declared the whole dish inedible.