I lve in the SouthEast corner of KY just over the VA state line.Been married to the same guy for 35+ years. We work from home - desktop printing - business cards, invoices, flyers and the like for small businesses. I don't think I have a favorite cookbook. I have hundreds. Hard back, soft cover and electronic. I have been collecting them since I was 10 and then I inherited my Dad's collection. When I get a new recipe I follow it the first time. From then on it is "what if" all the way. Just can't resist tinkering. I enjoy politics, history, geneology, and the history of food. My all time biggest peeve is those people who will not or cannot differenciate between fact and belief. If I had a month off and the money to do it I would spend the entire time in the restored area of Colonial Williamsburg, taking every hands on seminar I could.