I am by no means a culinary expert, but my philosophy is that if you can boil water, you can cook.
My parents and my eldest sister are the real cooks in the family. Their expertise is more towards Asian/Filipino foods.
As for me, I've done my share of cooking, but it's really basic stuff. My specialty used to be Tuna Helper pasta (which I haven't done in ages). My favorite dish to cook is ground beef with potatoes; it's really simple and tasty at the same time.
I have a subscription to Food Network Magazine
, but I confess I'm almost intimidated by the recipes I read in there. I mean, who's got 12 hours to prepare a certain baked dessert or even a casserole? And I don't even know where to get some of the ingredients and the 5,000 varieties of cream, butter, and cheese. I figure if I want to eat lasagna, then off to Macaroni Grill I go, or if I get a hankering for a cheesecake, I'll hit the supermarket.
Do you like to cook (or bake or roast)? Do you have a specialty dish? What say you?