There's really not much to tell. I have lived here in the Portland metro area all my life. I started cooking in home economics when I was about 13 years old and continued throughout high school. I credit my Father for showing me how to add my own touch to any recipe. After finishing high school I moved in with my sweetheart and we lived lazily ever after. Eating out almost every night, I had forgoten what a kitchen looked like. Recently I got tired of all the fast food and all the money we were spending on JUNK and decided I was going to start cooking and eating at home. I LOVE Recipezaar! I have found so many great recipes here and when I make them up my husband and friends have loved every last one! Thank you everyone! With you guys, who needs a cook book?!?!