Been cooking since I was 10. Am retired with spouse of 40-plus years; love to cook, and have been able to adjust to cooking for 2 pretty easily. We enjoy grilling year-round, as well as crockpot recipes that can cook when we are out crusing on our boat and trying to catch a fish. I still cook "from scratch" as I do not like a lot of the extra things that go into prepared mixes and bases. It's actually not that much harder to do this than people think.