I'm a stay-at-home mom with 6 kids, who never stays at home! I live in Fresno, CA. and like to spend time in close-by Yosemite Nat. Park,where it's usally a LOT cooler than Fresno. I enjoy cooking, baking (especially bread, cinnamon rolls, cookies and decorating cakes), and gardening (flowers are my passion--I wish I was better at growing veggies for the table, but the farmers around Fresno take care of us very well!) I love antiques and collectibles and can never have enough magazines and books for ideas on what to do with the gobs of things I've saved over the years. I'm always on the lookout for new "finds"! My hubby has given up on my need to seek and find and keep! My favorite cookbook is my old tattered Better Homes and Gardens binder-like job that must be 30 years old. I can not, will not give it up, even though I have 3 newer additions. It still has the best recipes for breads, cakes, desserts, and basic cooking. Plus, I'm sorry to say, it has the right amount of salt in the recipes for me-- the newer cookbooks have either eliminated it or lowered it too much and the recipes are BLAND!