Just a simple Texas gal. Grew up with 2 brothers and 2 sisters and a mama who loved us very much but hated to cook. I grew up thinking of cooking as something that you HAD to do...and never as something that could be a good thing. My daddy worked hard for very little but we always had what we needed if not what always what we wanted. My mama did what she could with what she could afford to cook and none of us starved. Fast forward and I met this most amazing man that loved to cook and could make the most delicious food....oh yeah married him as quick as I could...with him I found a real appreciation of food that wasn't fast food or hamburger helper type meals...and he has slowly won me over to try and cook things myself.. And thanks to recipezaar, I'm getting my feet wet...suprisingly with more wins than losses...what I cook may not be as complicated and upscale as hubby can do...but when I can cook up something that leaves no left overs and it isn't over complicated or time consuming I consider that a real win.. Currently thanks to recipezaar....I'm all into this crockpock cooking LOL.. I'll never be on Top Chef but I'm no longer the Microwave Queen as I have adoringly been referred to by family and friends.