Just wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. I'm a Canadian (from Niagara Falls Ontario) that now lives in the U.S. When I first moved to the U.S., I lived in Baltimore Maryland and was introduced to such a variety of food and the culture that went with it. I also met a friend that was pretty much raised by a Polish grandmother, and we would have "cooking" days where we would just try new recipes. I was hooked! Now I live in South West Missouri and while the variety isn't as great, there are still some really good food choices. I love to learn new things and try them out on my family. I came across this site awhile ago, and kept coming back to it. I finally joined. I look forward to interacting with everyone and learning even more things! Thanks for such a great site!!