Mom always provided beautiful, fresh veggies and lots of great Southern-style dishes. She taught me to be a made-from-scratch cook, and I have followed her lead. I have ventured out though, and now we enjoy wonderful flavors from around the world! You may take the gal out of the South, but you can't take the South out of the gal. Home-style fried chicken is still the BEST! My cooking experiences began in the 4th grade Conservation Club. Cooking and Sewing were classes for girls, and my mom agreed to teach them for me and a couple of friends. We began with a blond brownie sort of dessert. After I made it a few times, I began to experiment with the recipe. Mom was a no-recipe cook, and I do that, too, but I usually follow a new recipe the first time. Most of the time, I can tell by looking if we will like it. I have a husband, 2 sons, 1 granddaughter, and one ex-daughter-in-law. I was chosen to be an AllRecipes Allstar Ambassador in 2012, and I am so excited! I am an Allrecipes Allstar Brand Ambassador (a voluntary position) and I’m not compensated for my work with Allrecipes.com. Products received from advertisers are only used for experienced-based reviews. The reviews, content and opinions expressed by me are totally mine, Bibi.