My favorite cookbook is anything by Lora Brody. My passions include gardening, reading and approaching recipes with a creative touch. I am on a gluten-free journey after being diagnosed with celiac's disease. I make a LOT of custom sugar cookies for a variety of occasions. I enjoy creating cookies that make someone feel special. I have also combined my computer talents with an edible imaging system to make some pretty cool birthday and graduation cakes and cookies. My pet peeves are recipes that call for cans, boxes or containers of stuff. Measuring cups and spoons are essential for success in baking.