I was never really shown how to cook growing up so as I got older, married and 4 children later I find that cooking is a huge part of my daily life. To top it off my husbands whole family has been in the resteraunt business since his grandma was raising her kids. And his mom and brother now own a upscale steak house. So he has a much more experianced palette then I. Recipezaar has been a huge life savor for me!!! I have a shortcut on my desktop. LOL. Two of my hubbys favorite recipes came from here. I love that I can search by rating and try off the wall recipes that are not common in the cowboy state. I love to try new things. And now I am comfortable enough in my talents to even through some ingriedents together and call it my own recipe.