I am a happily married mother of two. I teach high school literature and I enjoy cooking, shopping, traveling, and going out on our family boat. My time to shine in the kitchen is, of course, in the summer. But I squeeze in a few cooking sessions on cold weekends, holidays, and the ever-popular SNOW DAY! I use Recipe Zaar almost everyday for new, innovative ideas for everyday foods. I have a passion to bake new things and often search the site for cookies and cakes I haven't yet tried. I love to take the ideas I see here and use them as inspiration for my own spin on the recipe. Any true cook will always have a way of adapting any recipe he or she sees to make it unique, so the recipes listed here offer great tips, strategies, and beginning "canvases" which I develop into my own tasty works of art. I don't know how anyone does not like to create in the kitchen--there's just so much to do!