Hi, I’m Ryan.  I’m a normal guy in my mid-twenties. I’m single and work full time in the field of accounting. Whenever I get stressed I cook, the art of creating something new and trying out a new recipe is relaxing to me.

Cooking has always been something I’ve enjoyed.  I remember getting my first set of oven mitts when I was 7 years old.  I started out with Betty Crocker brownie mixes and graduated to disastrous attempts to make sour cream waffles with sour cream instead of soured cream (I contend they tasted good, but I was 8, so…). When I was a teenager my mom started having me and my siblings plan a meal every week or so that we would help her make. It was good preparation for college.

In college I quickly started cooking for myself after my first week in the dorms. I'd eaten nothing but ramen, grilled cheese, and cereal. This resulted in me feeling a little… umm… under the weather? I started simple with lasagnas and roasts and eventually graduated on to things that I’d thought were more complicated. 

It didn’t take me long to realize that cooking things like monterey chicken, chicken cordon blue, and fudge weren’t even remotely close to hard to make.  Making them look pretty was a little harder, but making them taste the way they were supposed to wasn’t hard at all.