I've been cooking for too many years to mention. It's my passion. I spend alot of time online looking for fresh new ideas. I still have my old standbys I've been making since I was a teenager. My mother was a good cook so, with a natural curiosity I would watch her. She taught my alot without even knowing it. I took her recipes to a new level and now my daughter is doing the same with what she's learned from me. Guess it's just in our blood. My grandmother was a farmer's wife and she could fry up the best chicken. Of course it's always better when your chicken was alive a few hours before. I still can't match her chicken. Even my mom's wasn't as good. I know mine is very good, but I still long for Grandma's.