I am the oldest of 13 kids. I have 3 children & 5 grand children. I have been cooking for a long time. I have learned thru many disasters (Like my first gravy that you could stand a fork up in) to making satisfying delicious, economical dishes. When I cook for my family I want them to go home thinking how great the food was. To me cooking for people is like hugging a person from the inside out.