I love to bake. I like to try new recipes, but I always rely on my JOY OF COOKING. It gives me the background knowledge I need to make my work in the kitchen successful. This past year, I learned how to make some traditional Mexican recipes from my husband's grandmother. I also used Recipezaar to teach myself other recipes that have always facinated me. I really love the reviews. They generally send me in the right direction when trying a new recipe.