I am just starting to get adventurous with cooking. I haven't really cooked much before I guess, cuz my mom didn't have me helping her a lot in the kitchen (I was probably too lazy to want to helpwhen I was growing up) so I am kinda learning mostly on my own. I have a pretty small budget these days and not a lot of space to store box food short cuts so I am mostly looking to make as much from scratch as I can. I am finding it to be easier than I expected. Good news for me is I have a wonderful boyfriend with a big appeteit and he will eat anything I make and is not ofraid of my cooking experiments. :) Most of the time I am cooking I would rather be knitting, but yarn doesn't seem to be nearly as filling or nourishing as food so I must make time to cook. I have been knitting for about 6 years now maybe longer and I have been crafting pretty much since I was old enough to do any of it. Here lately I have been making Shawls for a friend who is a professional clown/storyteller, baby blankets for expecting friends and I have started some afghans for myself. I have also made a bunch of hats and scarves, a couple pairs of baby booties, 2 sweaters and a halter top.