I'm a transplant from Alabama now living in a St. Louis, MO suburb. After many years as a senior consultant, I had to have major surgery with a long recovery period, which is when I found your site. What a thrill!! I spent many years collecting cook books before losing them all (including my Mom's recipes) in a house fire. I still collect books when I can, but more often I frequent 'Zaar and get the best recipes! I rate the recipes I really love, which is why most of my ratings are high. So far I haven't encountered a recipe I didn't like where I didn't change something in the original, and I don't think it fair to give a low rating under those circumstances.