I just recently retired as the stress and 2+ hour daily commute has done me in. So now, I get to read recipes! Life can't get much better than that except when the recipes actually turn out well! ;o) Last year's resolution was to try one new recipe a week - my family was SCARED as they like the tried and true. They are used to the new foods now so experimenting is more fun while my meat and potato husband is getting a little, just a little, more adventurous! We have a 22 year old daughter living at home while she finishes college and studies for her securities exams too. She's a joy to cook for and has just recently taken an interest in cooking (out of the direction of her boyfriend) so I'm looking forward to helping her out and exploring more great recipes with her.