I live a small town named Oakdale and known for being "The Cowboy Capital" of the world. I began cooking as soon as left home for the Air Force in 1998. My first big dinner was Thanksgiving dinner and it was a hit. Over the years my thanksgiving dinners have become more refined and everyone's favorite (from cooking in a bag, in the beginning, to brining every year, now). I love to cook and think that that helps. I always like to try new things and am always looking for something to top one of my own recipes.