I have been cooking since I was tall enough to see over the kitchen counter. Both my mother and father were good cooks and provided excellent lessons, but it was my mom's expertise and love to please the family thru food that drew me in. Being an artist in my heart and soul, cooking is another outlet I use to share that creativity with my family and friends today. My goal in cooking is to always take my guests to a higher level of flavor and satisfaction than the last time we shared a meal. It's a great challenge for me. And, as an added bonus, I am a photographer and love the opportunity to capture a digital copy my creations!