Hi, I'm a working mother living in Houston with 3 kids (including my husband ). I grew up watching my Mom cook but never actually cook anything before I got married. I did the washing, chopping, and handing of the ingredients so I learned at least the basic steps from her.
My mother-in-law is a nutritionist and she used to cater for parties. My husband and I lived with my in-laws when we first got married. Besides the constant scrutiny for not knowing how to cook, I think I rose to that sad situation by learning and taking in information as much as I can. After 3 years, we were able to move out of their house and my cooking adventures begin. I stick to cooking ethnic foods as they are my husband's favorites. There is not really much of a variety except for some recipes I would pick from a magazine, book or the internet.
I came to love cooking. After a hard day at work, I can still go to the kitchen and whip something up for dinner whether it is something I have prepped over the weekend or a 30-minute meal. It used to be a chore before but it feels different when you cook from the heart.
That's all I can say about that...