I am always up for trying something new - and I feel the same about cooking. I could count on my fingers the number of dishes I have every made more than once; if I cooked the same meals I would become extremely bored, and quickly. :)
My cooking philosophy with kids: I have them; I make things they like; but.... "kid friendly" to me is not giving them hotdogs, mac and cheese, and peanut butter sandwiches. They eat as adults, but I respect that they have not acquired all of the same tastes that we have. Therefore, there are only a handful of ingredients that I avoid such as mushrooms or extremely hot spices; but I consider everything I make "kid friendly."
My favorite things to cook
Something new every night for me! I especially like to explore dishes from other cultures.
My favorite family cooking traditions
In South Africa I experienced a family "braai," which is their traditional barbeque in a lapa (hut-like shelter). If I could bring one family cooking tradition to the States, it would be a braai. Thinking about constructing a lapa one of these days.... :)
My cooking triumphs
When kids devour it and adults beg for the recipe.
My cooking tragedies
Burning an important broiled birthday turkey in the oven. :( BAD timing.