I'm a 34 yr. old stay at home mother of a 3yr. old, 10 yr. old and 13 yr. so I do ALOT of cooking and baking. I'm always trying out new recipes on my kids and husband...hardey har har. Before I was a mother I had a professional career as a scientist so cooking makes me feel like I'm still doing what I love, Science. I love making traditional Laotian foods, but Laotian food is very very time consuming. My children prefer pasta, especially any kind of alfredo. My husband is chinese so he wants authentic chinese food every once in awhile. Between all of us I pretty much cook dishes from many different nations all around the world weekly. My favorites are: Laotian, Chinese, Italian and Mexican. I also bake almost every other day: cookies, cakes, breads and desserts. I believe that cooking from scratch is always best, but these days we all can't do that, my days are very filled with my children's extra-curricular activities so I do have some really good super short recipes. If anyone would like any authentic Laotian, Vietnames or Thai recipes don't hesitate to e-mail me. I love to share my recipes. My husband is always telling me to open up my own restaurant and my kids tell me how much they love my cooking, but they are quite biased obviously. My friends love when I cook for them but I usually don't have any time to. My favorites are the cozy comfort foods. Home baked mac n cheese, soups, noodles and brownies. I've also eaten tons of weird things and probably would be great on any of those reality shows. Let's see...I've had cow brains, raw beef salad, steamed intestines with gunk in it(you don't want to know), rotten fish sauce, snails, balut eggs...yep I've had it and some were pretty tasty too!