I never really thought too much about cooking as I was growing up. I just learned the dishes my mother prepared and I did the occasional baking as usual. These days however, I enjoy cooking and I really like trying new recipes and tweaking them for my family and their tastes (and mine). My wonderful sister in law told me about this website and I have been "hooked" ever since. My son now swears I never fix the same thing twice...even if they like it! I just have too many new recipes I want to try, so I forget about the ones I have tried and they like. We enjoy going camping, so the easy, quick recipes that I can fix ahead or do at the campsite thrill me. I love the variety of recipes from all the members and I like to read the reviews (the nice ones) and get ideas to use for my family. I won't give a recipe I try a bad rating..period. Just because it doesn't fit my family doesn't mean it's not a good recipe for someone else. I only rate the ones we like, so you are safe from criticism from me!