I like to develop recipes for friends and family and consider it a fun and relaxing way to pass the time. Most of my creations are very well received, thou I admit I've had my share of kitchen "mishaps" including leaving plastic wrap on a casserole I was reheating in the oven, and accidently leaving eggs out of a brownie recipe that a friend and I tried to make. We ate the resulting goo anyway - it wasn't half bad! Some of the recipes I create are inspired by those I've discovered on Allrecipes' website. I enjoy reading the comments of other knowledgable cooks and like to see the different ways recipes are interpreted, especially those staples of American cuisine and the subtle differences from one recipe to the next. Who knew there could be so many versions of apple pie and macaroni salad?!