I am a geek by day and over the past several years, my passion for cooking has grown. I now work to support my cooking habit! lol I am always looking to learn more, and always looking for great new receipes, resources, and cookware. I love gadgets (probably has something to do with my geek side!) and my favorite everyday restaurant was Chi Chi's before they abandoned me, so if anyone has ANY recipes for anything from their menu, please send it my way. Other than that, I'll make just about anything since my husband and I have completely different tastes. I don't have a favorite cookbook because I have too many (yet never enough) to choose from. My favorite show on the Food Network is Barefoot Contessa.