I love to cook, but now that I am married to a guy that REALLY loves to cook, I have passed that baton to him and now I focus on baking, which is really my favorite thing to do. I have two little ones and now that the older one is 3 years old she has become my kitchen helper when I bake. She insists on wearing her little apron and I'm proud to say that she can crack an egg into a bowl without losing any shell! I also have a blog at www.wingingitinthewindycity.blogspot.com
My favorite things to cook
Pizza (simply because I have perfected my homemade crust!) and just about any kind of pastry, cookie or cake.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year I have a Holiday Cookie Exchange with all my friends. This has been an annual tradition since 1992 and the cookies are getting better every year (having a contest for Best Cookie helps!)
My cooking triumphs
I made a Buche de Noel a few Christmas ago (my first attempt) and it was beautiful! The meringue mushrooms really DID look just like mushrooms - I felt like such an artist :-)
My cooking tragedies
Anything that I have tried to make for the first time when I'm having guests over (WHY do I do that again and again??) and have been sorely disappointed in the results.