Born and raised in Florida I can always remember being in the kitchen or out near the grill when Mom and Dad were cooking, kinda like a hungry dog waiting for a scrap, LOL. So anyways, I have always loved to cook, even when I was in the military I had hotplates and electric skillets in my dorm room, no chow hall for me thanks!!! Funny how many "friends" show up when they smelled home cooking!! I enjoy cooking shows and get a lot of my ideas there. Also since I have discovered ZAAR I have gotten a lot of inspiration here.