I come from a long line of great cooks. My mother started me out young and I've always loved it.
My favorite things to cook
Italian is my specialty I would say. I finally feel like I have perfected my tomato sauce recipe. I do get alot of requests for my baked goods though.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My new favorite is BBQ. I just recently started to get into grilling. I can't get enough recipies for meat/veg rubs and marinades.
My cooking triumphs
My most recent Thanksgiving turkey. I used some of the tips I found on here. It really was incredible. I think my new oven may have played a big part though.
My cooking tragedies
Trying to make my own powdered sugar when I ran out while making cake frosting. It was not good.