Unfortunately, I am a cook who has to follow a recipe to make dinner. My husband, on the other hand, can put together sauces that taste wonderful, grab things out of the cabinet and throw together a fantastic dinner. I have to plan during the day what I'm going to cook and use this website faithfully for ideas! My mother died when I was young, therefore, I never had anyone around to teach me how to cook. I raised my young sister so I had to learn to cook at an early age, so I've been in the kitchen for quite some time!