I live with my boyfriend and cook everynight almost! I love to cook as long as he does the dishes :) I am also an artist and make all kinds of art. you can see some of it here: http://courtneywoodliff.carbonmade.com
My favorite things to cook
sausage and saurkraut with mac and cheese
creole okra gumbo
chicken fried steak
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom never cooked but my grandmom always did. She had some great unique dishes like avacado salad and stuffed artichoke. Porkchops were my favorite thing that she would make and she always let me have some extra pan drippings because they were so tasty :D
My cooking triumphs
I have mastered the chicken fried steak, and the white gravy that goes with it.
My cooking tragedies
The first time I made a birthday cake, I didnt even have a cooking sheet to flip it over on. I used some foil and cardboard and when I flipped it, it cracked open. Tried to put icing on when it was still hot, icing melted....it was a disaster.