I'm a retired homemaker whose constant companions are a Papillon called Skeeter and a black cat called Tigger that adopted me and follows me everywhere I go. Cooking is my passion and I'm an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. I detest rudeness in anyone. My inspiration has always been my maternal grandmother who was the epitome of a southern hostess and from whom I acquired my cooking skills. Then I went to cooking school and learned what all the techniques were called. Baking is probably my number one passion and I love to cook for my freinds.