Hello, all! My name is Tanya (pronounced with short "o" sound). I recently joined cheftalk and I look forward to being able to glean much cooking knowledge from you all, as well as- hopefully- impart some every once in a while. I'm a full time mom and cook and I love finding THE right recipe or method for perfect results and ideal tasting dishes. I'm also am a self-taught cake baker and designer. I've done quite a few wedding cakes- starting with my first in 1996- and am currently working on one for this weekend. I'm really excited about it and look forward to posting pictures for anyone interested. I still need to gather pictures to put in my album here. Anyway, thanks for taking the time to read this, and I look forward to getting more familiar with this site.