I was born and raised in central Ohio, with family roots in West Virginia as well. I now live in coastal Florida and really enjoy having so much fresh seafood available. There are a lot of great restaurants in this area, but I decided a couple of years ago that I could make equally delicious food at home for a fraction of the cost. Since then, I've been honing my skills, trying different recipes, which in turn help me to develop new skills and try new things. I also watch a lot of Food Network TV, which gives me even greater confidence to experiment.