I am a very traditional southern cook with Italian roots. Most of my recipes will be Aunt Bea with Carmela Soprano mixed in there somewhere. Actually, my favorite cookbook is my Soprano Family Cookbook. I also use the Better Homes and Gardens Bridal Edition Cookbook. I'm not married, but its a great cookbook! I have an 11 year old son that loves to eat my cooking. In my spare time, I am at the track handicapping the horse races. LOVE IT!!!