I live in the Midwest and am the mother of two handsome, young men and Mimi to a very handsome 4 yr old grandson. I am married to the most wonderful man (Dahling)and am more in love now than when we married 35 years ago! I love all cookbooks, but I have to say that when I get in the trenches and need help, I have my collection of Southern Living cookbooks to help me. I will have to admit, though, with the addition of wireless Internet in my house, I turn to Zaar most often to find something new and exciting. My actual cookbook collection has not had a new addition for quite some time. I love to spend the day in my newly remodeled kitchen, trying new recipes. My Dahling is not the best critic, since he eats anything I put in front of him and always says it's wonderful! I am an admitted Pizzaholic and Burger-holic and my Dahling a Chili-holic. We love to try new restaurants, but Dahling always insists that what comes out of my kitchen is always better! (Isn't he a doll?) Dahling is a locomotive engineer and I am an administrative assistant for a large corporation that owns hotels and restaurants. I love my job! I work with a great bunch of people, who are for the most part, very appreciative of my cooking skills. Hopefully in another 5-7 yrs, Dahling (who can retire at 60) and I will be able to retire and travel. We are very active in our church and I am fellowship director so I get to plan all the meals and (as we all know, fellowship means food)fellowship nights. We try to think of something different for each one, but we're running out of ideas! Dahling and I are also on our Praise and Worship Team.