I've just recently taken an interest in cooking "beyond the usual" and being creative in the kitchen. I love to try new recipes and test them on my family. Just like the ratings here at Recipezaar, I ask my husband and kids to rate the new recipes on a scale of 1 to 5. If the recipe is rated a 3 or higher, it goes in my recipe file to be made again. Below a three, I toss the recipe! A fun, relaxing day for me is spending the whole day in the kitchen trying new recipes and techniques.