Married and with three daughters, all married and flown the nest. Just became a grandparent for the first time earlier this year. I took early retirement three years ago and found my way to the kitchen at last... :) At least my wife can enjoy a bit of a break from the kitchen for a while. I love experimenting with food and have had one or two minor successes (in my humble opinion), but greatly outnumbered by all too many failures, I'm afraid. It has been very refreshing to find Recipezaar and all the new "American" recipes, even if it has been difficult at times to interpret exactly what an ingredient is, never mind get to grips with your very different system of weights and measures. I shall soon be adding some of my own inventions (sorry, I meant recipes) or at least some which I particularly like, especially traditional Scottish dishes and hope others will enjoy these as much as I do.