I am the oldest sister of four siblings. My middle name is 'Frances' after both my maternal and paternal Grandmothers who were EXCELLENT cooks. Being the oldest sister I 'filled in' for Mom (who was also a great cook) as a teenager. My Dad LOVED home cookin' and sweets. Every Christmas he was like a 5 year old as he waited for me to bring him hot fresh chocolate chips cookies right from the oven! (SMILE) Mom and Dad are no longer with me, but I enjoy cooking for my loved ones (family and friends).