I'm curious - how did you learn to cook? Do you use recipes always or "grandma cook", as I call it - use what you have and make it up?
My Story: I learned to cook when I was a wee little kid. I learned the basics from my mom & grandma. I greatly improved upon my skills by cooking a ton on the weekends as an adult, thanks to the Frugal Gourmet (if you're old enough to remember him) & Julia Child. Now I'm mostly working on my "grandma cooking" skills.