I've developed a recent interest in cooking for myself the things I normally buy pre-made from the grocery store. I live by myself, so it's taken me awhile to realize that cooking for ME is just as fun as cooking for a big family. My favorite kinds of dishes are all-in-one entrées-- I love casseroles and stews! I have two 'day jobs -- an almost-graduated-from-school librarian, and a costume designer on the side. I'm also an avid gardener-- I love making dishes with freshly picked vegetables!