I have two kids who are both very picky. For health reasons, I am now needing to eat very healthy, so it's a difficult balance to meet my needs and please their taste buds. Also, I love southern food more than any other, but it's generally not so healthy.
My favorite things to cook
I like more basic dishes, usually. A meat, a veg (or two), maybe a grain, some sort of gravy or sauce, and a bread.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My dad was the best southern food cook, but I don't have any of his recipes and we don't speak. My life would be much better if he'd written all those down into a book as he'd planned. We don't have family cooking traditions, though.