I love making steaks and prime rib. I've made a few prime ribs for medium sized parties (12-20 people) and each one gets better and better.
One of my favorite memories... I made two pork loins for Christmas Eve in '05 and have had several requests since to make them again... One of the guests is the boyfriend (Lawrence) of one of my wife's best friends. Now, when I was making it I was thinking that this would not come out well and I should've made a different glaze. Anyway, I stuck with the apricot. Before Lawrence tried it, he said he would challenge me to a cook off any time. He sank his teeth into one of the loins that I made with an apricot glaze. He revamped his request for a challenge and said he'd challenge me if he could have his friend, a real chef, help him. After about the 3rd or 4th bite, he stated that anyone who could roast a pork loin, in an open pan, and could still keep it that tender, juicy and flavorful had to be good. He completely retracted his challenge by the time he finished eating. That was a good day in cooking for me.
I think my most favorite memory was when I cooked the first time for this really nice gal, Jennifer Triplett. I made a low calorie meal for her... orange roughy over a bed of wild rice with green beans on the side. I had never cooked for her before and I think she was pretty impressed. Since then, her name has changed to... Jennifer Orth! My wife!