I work all day at a "real" job and work all night at my own business. I like good food, but I try to stick to things that require few dishes and not too much time to make. By the time I stop to eat I'm usually starving. Anyone who knows me is always shocked the first time they try anything I prepared because they don't expect a girl that rides and fixes motorbikes to be able to cook anyting past burnt Kraft Dinner haha! I invent or customize a lot of things to my taste.
My favorite things to cook
Seafood, pasta and veggies. In Summer its' BBQ season-no pots and pans to wash and I like to play outside!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Mums sweet and sour pork. In general my Mother is a great cook :-) I didn't get interested in cooking anything nice til years aftr I left home (it was sissy LOL) so I'm 90% self taught, shoulda paid attention back then though now I have to phone her :-P
My cooking triumphs
Just seeing people's suprise when they taste things I've made. I can tell they're expecting it to be so-so to awful cause I'm SO not domesticated.
My cooking tragedies
Not many. I did make cookies and forget the flour when I was a kid, making a "cookie soup", but it was funny.
Poured it back in the mixing bowl, added the flour, spooned it back on the baking sheet and they were just chocolate cookies.
If a bad meal is a tragedy in your life you've been damn lucky!