I live in a small University town with my husband, our giant cat Minion, and our Aussie puppy Roux. I love trying new things, and going new places. I'll try anything twice. Consequently, this has broadened my view of cooking. If I'm bored, Recipezaar is the first place I go. I like finding new recipes by browsing the "Photos" page. My longterm cooking goals include: 1) learning to make rice like they do in a Chinese restaurant (I don't like rice myself, but my husband adores it) 2) overcoming my aversion to making homemade bread (seems to me there are too many factors in bread-making that could go terribly awry) 3) relaxing about it; shouldn't cooking be fun? 4) try new stuff!