Greetings from the Central Coast of California. I have more than 1000 recipes in my data base and yet there are so many more to read, taste and try. See the categories list and either share a recipe or ask recipe questions. I am rather focused on fresh ingredients and minimal use of prepackaged products. I love recipes with variations. Some have called them "mother recipes" and if you think about how our great grandmothers cooked while caring for 6+ children and too many chores, they didn't fuss they just got it done. We definitely have too much time on our hands sometimes or we are filling it with other things.
I find cooking a hobby, part of caring for me and my family and of course research because of my career.
Buen Provecho, Elsa