I am not a gourmet chef by any means. When describing my cooking, my husband says I can cook but he always adds the fact that I will try most recipes whether I have the ingredients or not (I just substitute or do without if I don't have what the recipe requires). In fact, when I try a recipe, he will always ask...is it the exact recipe or what did you add/subtract? Does that make me a decent cook? Well...we do eat what I fix most times. I do appreciate the inspiration I receive from the recipe submitters.