I am one of 10 kids, but have none of my own. I live with my hubby and three big fur kids. I see most of my siblings and their spouses/kids on a weekly basis; we all love to cook and eat so we'll make up any old excuse to get together. "Hey, I bought new socks". "Great, I'll be over tonight with some chili and cinnamon rolls!"
My favorite things to cook
Anything! But in particular, stews and soups. And very good bread. Hey, winter in MN is a really long time, we gotta eat stuff that keeps us warm.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Right now, a group of family and honorary-family get together every Saturday night for potluck and to watch that week's taped episode of Lost. Sawyer is Way. Too. Sexy. It must be those dimples...
My cooking triumphs
Getting my hubby to realize there was food beyond the four staples he had always known and loved: Campbells Cream of Whatever, Bisquick, Velveeta, and Mountain Dew. We've been married 8 years and I have him drinking green tea and eating lentils and whole wheat. Now THAT's a triumph!
My cooking tragedies
Oh dear. You had to ask. OK: Putting my brand new expensive food processor together incorrectly and watching machine springs and smoke come out of it when I turned it on. I was too embarrassed to even try returning it. My food disasters are never a tragedy, or, maybe they are and have been mercifully blotted from my mind.