Update 3/09: I'm trying to learn to cook again - properly.
I view daily cooking as drudgery. I just don't like it. The only time I really enjoy cooking is when I'm cooking for a holiday or party and I can get creative with the whole entertaining process. For the longest time I've romanticized the notion of being a good cook and learning to bake bread and such, but when push comes to shove I'd rather order out.
My favorite things to cook
I have a few comfort pasta sauces and pilafs I make. I'll post the recipes. Also, Art's mom's German souffle pancake is fun. French toast. Lamb and fish. There are a couple of Russian appetizers I make that are very good: eggplant "caviar" and a garlicky beet spread.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Roast lamb with lemon, olive oil and rosemary for spring holidays
Roasted rosemary potatoes sitting in the pan with the lamb
Isabelle's German Pancake on birthdays or holiday mornings
My cooking triumphs
I have made some very good fancy meals, but they are infrequent events.
My cooking tragedies
The tragedy is that I don't really like cooking much. haha.