After having the opportunity to live in the Caribbean for 8 years, my cooking skills and creativity grew leaps and bounds. I have always enjoyed cooking with my mother and grandmother, but overcoming the obstacles was a challenge and a great adventure. If I wanted to eat it, I had to make it all from scratch and sometimes it turned out and sometimes it didn't. I learned to cook with strange, local ingredients and now that I am back in the states, I am enjoying having so many ingredients at my fingertips. Now I find myself wanting that authentic local flavor from the Caribbean and am frequently successful in recreating it. I have a passion and love for cooking and entertaining my friends and family. Love to throw a party and always, always have something in the fridge that I can whip up at a moments notice when friends drop by.