I was a professional microwaver until I got married in 1999. Once I got married, I decided it was time to learn how to make real meals and this site really helped me in terms of learning how to cook and bake and also discovering that I really enjoyed it. I'm eternally grateful to the Allrecipes community for helping me to learn how to cook and bake wonderful food from scratch and for all the great recipes and tips I've gotten from this site.