I did not always have a passion for cooking, i would say my passion started about 6 years ago. After I was married and money was really tight with my husband the only one working. Having to make ends meet with a military pay check. I have to basically cook from scratch, created and experiment lots of different food. I am so glad that i did though, because i had no idea how fun cooking and rewarding cooking can be. I was born in Thailand, but was raised in Stockton, CA where i met my husband. I grew up in a family of 8 kids, mom was a stay at home mom and also such a great asian cook. Growing up we didn't have much money, but my mom managed to have atlease 2-3 different dishes each night and great homemade meals 3 times a day. Even being married and out of the house for almost 10 years i still miss living at home and growing up in a happy and not so quit house. That is the memory i hope to accomplish with my kids once they are grown and have their own family. I would not change being a stay at home mom for any job out there.