I cook for myself. I have to since I am single. Eating out gets real expensive. I was never taught how to make anything. I figure if you like it combine it with other things you like it should be good. I have had some fiascoes! One day I threw together a lentil soup. I had but few spices. Everybody tried it and it won in a soup category at church. I think my signature dish is Tiramisu. This won as well. But I am now alcohol free and need to customize it w/o the brandy and Marsala. Anyone have a Tiramisu recipe w/o alcohol? Send it to me. I grew up in Cincinnati area (love Gold Star Chili! but experimenting with my own recipe). I have three siblings and we all like to cook.