I'm just getting back into cooking in my twenties. I loved to experiment as a teen with baking and main dishes which were often big hits at work and home. My mom wasn't much of a cook so I made lots of our meals. She's since found TV Food Network but of course she waited until I was out of the house to start cooking! :) I'm dairy-free so I try hard to adapt different dishes to compensate for loss of flavor so my boyfriend and I can eat the same meals. My main motto is "save time but save the flavor." I try to cut corners when I can to save time and money WITHOUT sacrificing taste and quality. Obviously my favorite cooking show is Semi-Homemade. I also love Everyday Italian when I have the time and money for extra special ingredients. I'm not Suzie Homemaker or Martha Stewart but I aim to please. I think it's super important for restaurants and food companies to be sensitive to people with food allergies and label allergens. I really hope it becomes mandatory soon because I have to be very careful when I dine-out or go shopping and it's very confusing, irritating, and a huge bummer. Visit http://www.foodallergy.org/ for more info or to help pass the legislation.