I'm 25 years old and live with my boyfriend & our daughter. I've been cooking since I was very young. In high school, I decided it was what I really loved. I took all the home-ec classes available and watched the Food Network constantly, learning all I could. I graduated from culinary school in 2004. I had hoped to go for more schooling & eventually become a pastry chef, but plans changed. I still love cooking but it's hard to find a good job that won't take over your life and now with a daughter, I could never do that. I continue to expand my knowledge thru reading, cooking shows, and experimenting.