I live in sunny Florida, although originally from the Northeast. Being in such a culturally diverse area has really opened my mind to both eating and cooking new flavors, textures and methods. I work full-time in a corporate environment, I am happily married and I have three beautiful children (and all of them are a tad on the picky side when it comes to food!). Because I love to cook and yet have such a full schedule, I'm always on the prowl for recipes that are either 1)unique, fresh and quick or 2) can be made in a crockpot and don't taste like mushy meat/vegetable concoctions. The weekends are my time to experiment and bake special breads/muffins that can be enjoyed throughout the week. My favorite food to cook/experiment with is Mexican/Southwest cuisine - I LOVE a hint of chipotle pepper - in marinades, sauces, salsas and even guacamole...yum! I really love all kinds of food and I'm definitely not a picky eater. Please note that I am a bit on the stricter side when it comes to recipe reviews - see as follow: *****Specatacular; a recipe that is a keeper that I will make again and again ****Recipe was really good but didn't knock me off my feet ***Recipe was eatable but will probably not make again **Recipe just doesn't cut it. *Yuck - threw it out because it wasn't eatable.