I live in Columbus, Ohio, and work as a cashier supervisor, a job I actually love most days. I'm a single woman, but I do love to cook for myself, friends and family. I am an inveterate recipe collector and I read cookbooks the way other people read the current fiction best seller. I am forever tweaking and playing with recipes, as I tend to think of them as general guidelines that are open to interpretation and adaptation. I believe that there is no reason to subject yourself to drive-throughs and fast food just because you're cooking for one or two because if you can read, you can cook.