Wife. Mom. Gardener. Creative/Artsy stuff. Reading. Passions: Children, their education, safety and well being. Womens rights. Pet Peeves: People who don't know anything, and are content to stay that way, making no effort to learn or better themselves in any way. Failure to act or take initiative. Favorite cookbook: Joy of Cooking for its practicality and general information which can be used and applied to other recipies. I love Alton Brown's "Good Eats" TV show for the same reason. I'm only famous in my own house.... famous for my Pad Thai (according to one son). Famous for Gyros and Fideo according to 2 of them, and famous for singing badly, and loudly according to all 3 of them!