I am a Southern Illinois college student working toward a degree in Computer Engineering. That is, until the economy went to crap. So, now I'm working to earn enough money to finance my final year of education. I plan to do a lot of cooking in the mean time. It's such a great stress relief and I like trying new things. My family has both French Canadian and Southern IL Redneck background. There are a lot of family recipes floating around and I'm happy to show them off.