My name is Sandra Bins. I am from Georgetown, TX. I have 2 sons, ages 5 and 11. I have been married for 4 years but we have been together for 15 years. Most of my cooking I have picked up from my mother and grandmother. They did not cook new things just the same ones over and over. When I got my own place and started to experiment, I learned that I can really make things turn out quite well. I love cookbooks, I don't really have a favorite one, more like a favorite 10. I like to take a recipe and find the variations in other cookbooks and mix things up. My husband, who is from Austin, Texas, likes things spicy and a little wild. But I tend to keep things a little mild. My sons like the fact that there is always something new on the table. We eat as a family every night no matter what. If there is something that my kids don't like, there is always hot pockets....lol. I love to cook mostly on the stove top. I am not a baker, but on occasion I can cook a mean casserole. I try not to depend on casseroles, they are loaded with fat and tend to really heat the house up. For fun my family likes to hike and bike. I am a stay at home mom/assistant cub master. I like what I do but as soon as my youngest starts school I am going back to work.