Although I have never taken any formal cooking classes; I am a pretty good cook/chef! I love to cook anything; the more intricate, the better. I will oft-times order something while dining out that I think is fabulous, then I will replicate the dish at home, by taste and sight. I very rarely measure anything formally; usually I measure by sight. I like putting a new spin on old, traditional recipes. I am one of those people that just throw's everything but "the kitchen sink" into a dish. My family, who are my "test subjects" haven't keeled over yet, so I guess I'm doing something right.