I would like to welcome you to my recipes. I have been with Food.com since 10/05. My husband and I enjoy cooking together, and we're always trying something new. We seldom go out to eat because we know what we like, love to cook it, and often invite friends over to help us eat it. I have worked at Bally's and Paris hotel.casinos, here in Las Vegas. I have seen some very famous entertainers, including Liza Minnelli, Penn and Teller, Ray Liotta, Dr. J (Julius Erving), Frank Sinatra and his wife Barbara Marx. and many, many more. I met my hubby while we were both working at Bally's. He worked there nearly 30 years and was Director of Casino Operations when he retired in 2001. We have a four-legged , furry alarm clock that we call Martini. She was a terribly abused cat that I adopted from Petco. She's my baby, and if you have any cats and no children you'll understand. It took 5 years before I ever heard her purr. Cooking is my passion, and I am slowly, but surely beginning to venture into the world of baking. To me, cooking is so much easier because baking is so much more exact. I love to make Italian and Mexican food the best, followed by Chinese and last, but by far the least, good old American food! How can you beat chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy?? I love to find several recipes and put my own spin on them and create a new recipe.