I love to cook, no doubt about it. All of my family gatherings inspire lots of new menus and recipes. I love all kinds of foods from different countries and I try to mimic as many as I can. I am lucky to have such a brave family that eats or at least tries all of my accomplishments and failures in the kitchen. Right now I am really into perfecting my pancakes and fried chicken. I've kind of gone back to the basics in the kitchen that a lot of people overlook or rely on convient frozen or boxed versions. When I'm not cooking I'm entertaining 3 children, a dog and 3 cats...and a husband too!