Let me start by saying, the frontal lobotomy went well...... I am a native Texan from Amarillo and have lived in Mesquite, Texas for over 20 years. Don't mess with Texas! I like some heat in my dishes and cook with sugar. Even in green beans! I'm probably not the best cook, but my DH hasn't complained and that's all that matters. When I get bored I just get on Zaar and just look. Look for different ways people prepare the same dish. Look at where they live, especially if it's a really strange dish or a highly rated one. This place just amazes me, I am addicted. We live with one HUGE german shephard, which we adopted from Camp Wolfgang and 3 cats...all of which are beasts!