Love to eat, love to cook. Many years after my family is grown & gone, I am still cooking for 6. Makes for a lot of leftovers & a well stocked freezer. My favorite thing to make is soup. I have a huge cookbook collection & always looking for more. Paradise is a beautiful part of N. California, but I was born & spent most of my life in Los Angeles. I miss the ocean & the good restaurants but not the crowded freeways.