I live in southwestern Ontario with my forever hubby (almost 45 years now) and our incredibly friendly Shih Tzu pup. My children and grandchildren are all grown, but enjoy my cooking when they visit. I like to make a little extra when cooking as I package and freeze it for my granddaughter who is attending university. We also spend a great deal of time in the Bruce Peninsula during the summer months, so "ready" meals are always welcome up there when it is too hot to cook. I have a large collection of recipe books but my passion is searching magazines, and recipe websites for new ones. My pet peeve is recipes that don't list dry ingredients before "wet" ones, especially when the same measurement is required repeatedly.