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I hate to admit it, but I'm a left-brained cook. I only follow recipes and always have to use my measuring cups. Maybe it's the Virgo in me, but I get nervous if I don't have a guide to help me along. I know as a cook, I'm supposed to estimate this and throw in that and whip it all up without really remembering how I did it but unfortunately, Fox would never give a woman like me a cooking show because I'd be so boring and organized! I didn't start cooking until after college but then I was hooked! I adore spending time in the kitchen and am still learning so much about how to prepare dishes. My boyfriend and I live together and he is an incredibly picky eater. I invite others over all the time because I'd get completely discouraged if I only listened to his opinion. Men. Sheesh! This is why we now have a standing invitation for Thursday night dinner. Anybody is welcome, providing they have an appetite and at least 2 redeeming qualities. When my boyfriend and I moved in together, I insisted he upgrade his dinky fridge with the plastic freezer door to a stainless steel beast! I haven't yet convinced him to put a deep freeze in the garage, though he did find room for a commercial kegerator. http://img.inkfrog.com/pix/lynmoz/kegerator_016_(Medium).jpg" I'm very frugal (totally dorky) and pore over the Sunday P & G pages for coupons. I also check my local grocery store sales to determine my weekly meal plan. I grew up very poor in the Midwest so I hate to waste food and am still not quite sure how I ended up with a guy that throws out anything over 2 days old.