I am a mom of two who started cooking in earnest in 2005 when I got married. My husband loves down-home American cooking...and I prefer more exotic concoctions...so our home is a study in finding happy mediums! A meal is a real success when I find something that we all LOOOOOVE! :) The cookbook that most inspires me is Pam Anderson's How to Cook without a Book. I just love the philosophy of quick, easy, healthy cooking that's one-third formula and two-thirds improvisation. Cooking is a joy for me and I really enjoy experimenting. Hopefully some of my experiments will be a blessing to you as well!