I am part of a family deeply rooted in food and cooking. My 2 grandmothers were in the restaurant and food service industry for years. Our family get togethers were like Royal banquets. Growing up in a multi-ethnic family, (Greek-Hungarian-German-Italian + ) we were blessed with a vast array of foods. I am passionate about making the family recipes today, and passing them on to my children. Cooking is an artform, not to be taken lightly. All if the prepared food you can buy today is overpriced, not really good for you, and to say the least, quite unsavory. People need to take the time to make the old family recipes from the heart, "soul food" if you will. Always use fresh ingredients, dont be afraid to buy the best. If you can, go out of your way to an ethnic grocer, and buy from them. Chances are, their ingredients will make your recipes taste even better.