A native Washingtonian, I was raised in rural Eastern WA. I met my husband on a blind date and decided to make my home in the Puget Sound area (Western WA) where we are raising our two teenage daughters. I work fulltime at a company that makes commercial airplanes. The combination of city and country life has resulted in a diverse menu at our house. Both daughters enjoy cooking and are usually on each side of me at the kitchen counter.