I am a Brit living the the USA and have been here since 1996. I love cooking (not so great with baking) and love to take a recipe and just go with the flow, like if I don't have the ingredient I will use the next best thing. Had some great successes and a few magnificent failures! Either way I never do the same recipe exactly the same twice and thats interesting to me. Since joining recipezaar I will NEVER buy another cook book again in fact I have donated most of them to thrift - now I have 2 extra cupboards in my kitchen LOL!