A native of Southern Louisiana, I love food,people and cooking. That makes RecipeZaar the ideal cooking and recipe sharing site for me. I have a large family - 7 under one roof - so I'm always looking for a way to stretch a buck, cook in large quantities, and use my favorite kitchen appliance - the crock pot. After only a few weeks on recipezaar, I was a true addict. Now I've been enjoying this site for years. The recipe submissions are wonderful and the site has become a life saver for quick, easy, and absolutely delicious meals. I have been trying new recipes and am even impressing my husband with the new dishes I find here. A born experimenter, I have more cooking disasters than delicious dinners but all of that is starting to change. Pet Peeve - recipes that call for specialty items I've never heard of and can't find in a normal grocery store.