Been a batchelor most of my life, and raised by one of the best cooks I have ever seen. Mom was born and raised in Kentucky, and learned the down home type of cooking that put tasty nourishing meals on the table as economical as possible. We always raised two large gardens, growing everything you could imagine, with our own fruit trees, and raising our own chickens, pigs, and beef. We canned everything in the garden, and once every possible jar, crock, etc. was filled, my brother Steve and I were allowed to sell the remaining produce to buy school clothes and supplies. In other words, I learned to love to cook at my moms knees.