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I live just outside Austin, work part time for an large state association teaching people how to use Microsoft Sharepoint, and love to cook for my family and myself. Since I went to part time status, I have been cooking a lot, every day instead of mostly on the weekends, and I have tried more new recipes than I can keep track of! I worked for years as a catering manager, and I have been interested in cooking and food since I was a teenager--just never had much time to actually practice! I don't have a favorite cookbook, and get recipes from all kinds of sources. My favorite magazine for finding things to make is Cooking Light, since at home I tend to cook simple and fast meals, but my favorite magazine for learning about food is definitely Saveur. I have never prepared a single recipe from it, but I devour it from cover to cover every month. One thing I may never do is photograph my own dishes. I am very picky about how food looks in a photograph, but I don't have the mad camera skillz to make it look the way I want it too. I might make that a project soon, since photography is another hobby I enjoy.