My husband and I are retired and we live in Pine Mountain Club, CA. Our elevation here is 5,520 feet, so I have to make some adjustments to certain recipes. I enjoy cooking, especially in the winter. Maybe that is why "Cold Weather Cooking" by Sarah Leah Chase is my favorite cookbook. Her recipes are "real" and always turn out just right. I also like to quilt, and used to work part time in a quilt shop. I belong to a group of quilters that gets together once a month for a day of quilting and eating a potluck lunch, which is always delicious.