I am married to a wonderful guy who loves to cook and eat good food! He has taught me a lot about cooking. I used to be afraid to try a recipe if I didn't have every ingredient exactly as called for--now I am not afraid to substitute things or add things etc. We have twin boys who are 8 and a lot of fun! Two of us are picky and two of us are adventuresome when it comes to new foods...It can be a tough crowd to please but its fun trying....frustrating sometimes though! I love Zaar--I check it out almost daily and have gotten some GREAT recipes--most are keepers and some are not yet tried...looking forward to trying more!