I am a "Girl Raised In The South" or grits living in New England; that's a website in itself! I homeschool my children and work part time. For fun, I sing! I collect cookbooks, the first one I started with was the Moosewood Restaurant. I tend to cook without measuring or writing things down. I just get in there and create. My children will ask me if I wrote down what I did when they like a dinner, if they don't it isn't mentioned. I get bored easily and coming up with ideas for dinner is the one major drawback for me. Also I have a low natural appetite and forget to eat during the day. I have to make reminders for myself. My dad is the same way so maybe it is hereditary.