Cooking is my passion. I Love trying new recipes! My kids are also learning the fine art of cooking! I think out of the box.. If a recipe says 40 cloves of garlic? Hmm. I only have 25.. IT will work! I find it hard following a recipe. I never measure. One reason why I won't post many recipes. LOL Cooking should be fun & relaxing. Not a job. One of my kids favorite words "Mmm, tasty love." It's the time and love you put into it! Even if you work and gotta crock-pot dinner!