I always have enjoyed cooking. My father bought me my first cookbook when I was 16. He jokingly wrote in its dedication that he purchased it in the hopes by having the proper training I would burn less food. At that point, I had not cooked a meal yet… so I remember giving him an odd look after reading it. He smiled, laughed and patted me on my head. Now more 20 years later I am still experimenting in the kitchen. I have a few signature dishes that my husband, family, and friends request I cook up for gatherings. With the Internet and websites like Pinterest and search engines like Google, I can find new recipes inspirations with just a few keystrokes. In this section, you will find some of my favorites.