I adore everything about food. I grow herbs and veggies from seeds. I plant, eat, cook, can, freeze and compost it. I read and watch TV channels about it and create recipes and menus for fun. I am a Foodie! I enjoy all types of ethnic and regional domestic recipes and love to experiment. A recipe is just a suggestion to me. I doubt I will ever judge a recipe lower than 4* because I would blame myself for picking something I knew we would not like. I really search for recipes that suit our tastes. I am a novice bread and dessert maker, so if I post or rate a recipe in either of those categories, you can be sure that recipe is 100% tried true, delicious and fool proof if you follow the directions. This is an either 5* or bust category for me. 2010 -I am currently taking an ACF nutrition class and it is blowing my mind... Kind of wish I didn't know now what I didn't know before... But I guess the older we get, ignorance is not bliss if we want to live a long and healthful life! I am striving to maintain a healthful diet, consume lots of water and maintain an exercise program. .