I was raised in South Alabama around a family that loved to cook. My grandmother is the best (and most authentic) cook that I have ever known and if you check out my page alot of my recipes come from her. I started cooking at a pretty young age because I enjoyed the time in the kitchen with the great women in my family. To me cooking is so much more than a meal, it's time with women who have so much wisdom to pass on to me. My favorite part of the holidays is to be in the kitchen as my Grandmother and Aunt prepare the meal. The stories they tell and the cooking secrets they share are priceless.