i just got engaged to the man i've had a crush on since 1st grade. i'm a homemaker and help my father raise my 12 year old sister. it's so weird to see her go through what i went through just 8 years ago! we lost my mother a couple of years ago so that's when i taught myself to cook. i never got a chance to learn before because she insisted she cooked. i love cooking & i suppose i'm somewhat of a foodie. i LOVE the food network & i LOVE trying new recipes even more! i have a siamese mix cat named who. she's about a year now and i've raised her from birth. she's quite exceptional & one of a kind. when i'm in the kitchen she's never too far away. but neither is my pomerainian fred. he's a little over 5 months old and much more trouble than the cat! i guess i'm here for people who are more like me as i don't seem to fit in with my friends anymore because i'm more interested in trying that great new recipe with my little sister than going to that party on friday.