I'm a stay at home mommy of 2. I was raised in St. Jacobs, Ontario, Canada. My favorite cookbook comes from the public school I went to in St. Jacobs. I love it because the recipes are personal ones that are tried and true! I love to cook, bake, can, etc. I consider myself really fortunate to have been raised in an area where home baking and canning where the norm. I watched my mom and grandma preparing homemade jams and pickles every year and I caught the "bug". I really enjoy simple, delicious recipes! However, if a recipe is amazing I don't mind putting the extra time and expense into it.