I learned to cook when I was about 12 years old and have always enjoyed it. We had a large family. My parents, 4 kids, usually about 3 foster children and sometimes a friend and maybe even their children lived in one house. On top of that there were always some of our friends around too. I am German and grew up there until I was 15 and my parents moved to Colorado. Now I only cook for 4 people. My husband Rick, my daugther Theresa (6), my son Timothy (5) and of course myself. My husband is a very picky eater (he hates tomatoes, onions, peppers, eggs and anything with a cream/milk based sauce or gravy), so I'm always scouting for new recipes he might enjoy.