My all-time favorite cookbook is the Culinary Arts Institute Cookbooks. My favorite past times are baking and cooking with my 3 kids ages:15,8 and 3. We love food fights. My true passion is my family. I love to cook for them, and teach them to cook. I learned to cook when I was 10 yrs old. I am now 36 and can make most anything from scratch. I make everything from baking powder to laundry soap. Being frugal for me is hobby and one of my passions.