I live in the Boston area and have been here my whole life. I love living in the northeast, especially in the fall with the beautiful foliage, though I love to travel whenever I can. I was married in 2001 and "retired" (at 39) in 2002. I thoroughly enjoy being at home and taking care of our two girls - miniature schnauzers named Lucy and Bunnie. I have always loved to cook, and now that I am at home, I get to do it all the time. I just got a Kitchen Aid mixer and look forward to honing my bread making skills. My all-time favorite cookbook has to be my Fanny Farmer. It's a great resource book.