Brenda Venable Education: Western Kentucky University Location: San Antonio, Texas Brenda is an experienced home cook and avid member of the Allrecipes Allstars, where she has contributed over 300 recipes to Allrecipes. She was mainly influenced by her parents. As Brenda explains, "Dad had a vegetable garden, and he poured his heart and soul into it. Of course, he couldn’t have done it without Mom's contributions, too. Together, they provided the family with the gift of good health, through excellent nutrition, even before that was a thing."Fun facts about Brenda:What's your favorite recipe on Allrecipes?Fast Salmon with a Ginger Glaze is my all-time favorite recipe on Allrecipes.What's the best meal you've ever eaten?The best meal I've ever eaten was actually in January of this year. I stacked a simply baked salmon filet on top of roasted asparagus, topped it with a runny poached egg, then drizzled Hollandaise over all. Dee-LISH!What's the one kitchen tool you can’t live without? I love my 12" non-stick skillet!What's your go-to dish to bring to a potluck? Country Apple Dumplings is quite a conversation starter, it’s easy, and the dish is always empty! About Allrecipes Home cooks are our heroes; it's as simple as that. Allrecipes, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the world’s largest community-driven food site, providing trusted resources to more than 60 million home cooks each month. Every day, cooks from around the world publish doably delicious recipes, while our team of editorial and kitchen professionals cover the world's top food news and trends. Learn more about us and our editorial process.