Hi, I'm Jodi aka ShawtyCat (I got stuck with that in HS because Im only 5 foot 2). Anyway, I'm a mommy of 2, soon to be three, one boy, one girl and other unknown. I started cooking out of self defense since my grandmas can't cook and my mother would only give me a list of ingredients and tell me to "figure it out". I grew up in Barbados and came here in 88. I went to art school, took photography, nudes, painting, anatomy and had a few gallery showings. FIT wanted me in my Junior year but I couldn't be tied to a drawing board the rest of my life. Thought I was gonna be a doc but it didn't work out. I have no patience for patients. Worked my way up the corporate ladder from Gopher to Supervisor of Auditing and started my own business. Sucks being your own boss. Taxes you know. So after a little soul searching during this pregnancy (due in June) I realized the one consistent thing I loved to do all my life was cook. I think about food all day, I dream about food all night, I think of nice little dishes to feed my kids, my husband is my lab rat and I love learning new/old techniques. The weirdest thing about me is that my kids are Greek-West Indian-American. LOL One set of ancestry they can trace to when god made the world and the other......who the heck knows. My g-g-g-grandpa was Irish and Im not searching for who I am anymore. Kinda like being a mystery. That's ShawtyCat in a nutshell. If I said anymore y'all would need therapy.