hi! my name is christy, i'm 26, and i live with my boyfriend, brian, and our cats rhett, sophie, and parker. i love cooking, and always have. my first "specialty" was deviled eggs, from a recipe i learned in kindergarten (no surprise, i normally got to make them for easter!). i don't have any one favorite cookbook, because i love to look for recipes everywhere-books, newspaper, and online ;). i've gone through many odd food phases in my short time, but i've always had a severe distaste for three things- bananas, whipped cream/cool whip, and most of all, mayonnaise. i like simple recipes, but sometimes, getting into a more involed recipe is almost therapeutic. and, i get a great reward in the end!