hi everyone i'm embarrassed to admit this, but i am 28 and don't know how to cook (and my mom's italian too)! i mean i think ive made like 3 things in my life ever, 2 of which were pies! i'm sure this topic has been mentioned millions of times, but i need your wise counsel. btw, i am low on funds and don't like to eat meat too often (but love salads, seafood, fruits and veggies). all i know is i need me some home cookin (and yes i intend to buy a cookbook or 2 in the future, but i like going straight to the source). thanks SO much for your help!