I was transplanted to Michigan when I married my husband. I am a homemaker, on a break from school. I grew up in the South, but got my philosophy on food from my father who maintained that, "Folks think they don't like a food because they haven't had it cooked correctly to their taste." Though I worked in Chinese, Greek, American, and Italian restaurants, and even cooked in a Mexican restaurant, I've only been cooking regularly at home for a couple of years. I was a "let's see what's in the fridge" cook and could always whip something up, but I'm really trying to learn menu planning.