Keelie is a great cook. She learned to cook the old fashion way--by spending time in the kitchen with family members. Her dishes and presentation of them pleases not only the ladies but the guys, too.
Marilyn is an ex home economics teacher. She loves to cook and does so quite well. She is very much at home in the kitchen. She can tweek any recipe to meet her needs and makes use of what's in the pantry.
And then there's me. I don't necessarily consider myself a good cook by any stretch of the imagination. I do like recipe books though. Does that count for something?