So here's my story as to how cooking became my passion.... As a little girl I always wanted to help my mom in the kitchen, but having 2 sisters we always fought for the good view to see all that was happening, so I got stuck chopping. I chopped onions, tomatoes, lettuce, shredded cheese...you name it I was the designated chopper. So when I attempted to cook, everything almost always came out a disaster, and after a few grease fires, way undercooked rice, burns on my hand and some burnt potatoes/cookies/chicken/plantains/etc., I decided to make it a goal to learn 5 great dishes from scratch and make them my signature dishes....and through this remarkable epiphany I turned out to be really good at cooking! I am now a proud self-proclaimed "chef" and make great dishes for friends and family becuase it's a great feeling when people ask for seconds and lick the plate clean! So now that I know what I'm doing, I can get creative, have fun and add to my mental cookbook of great meals!