I am NorthwestGal's daughter and after hearing such wonderful things about this site, I decided to join too. I have to admit after years of growing up on my mom's crunchy rice and other kitchen disasters, I now see that she enjoys cooking and is making some wonderful dishes and I am hoping that recipezaar can improve my cooking skills as much as it as improved her's. I have been married to a wonderful man for 3 years. He was a line cook when he was younger, so he used to do most of the cooking for us, but we are trying to even things out in the kitchen, so I am learning to expand my horizons with new cuisines. I would love to find recipes that are healthy, budget-friendly, and tasty. I know that finding recipes that fits all three of these requirements is about as easy as finding a needle in a haystack, but I'm hoping that recipezaar will help me in my search. One of my favorite ways to spend time is making a nice meal for my family and friends and playing board games or Scene-It on our X-Box. I have to brag that I am quite good at Scene-It, so if you are up to a challenge and have an online X-Box account, bring it on baby!