Having been born/bred in NJ and moving to WY, I've experienced a lot of change in my life! But cooking has always been a joy. I learned at my mother's knee, as she taught me when I started in high school and she started back to full-time work. By the time I graduated, I was doing most of the daily cooking at home and all my mother's friends were jealous! I would love to have a decent kitchen, and a decent "audience" to cook for, but I'm limited by size and a "significant other" who thinks the only thing that's decent to eat is steak and potatoes! Creativity is out the window!