I enjoy my family, writing, reading, teaching, mildly exercising, coffee with friends, volunteering, planting flowers, taking walks, book store browsing, entertaining, going to movies, history, and cooking, not necessarily in that order. I've enjoyed cooking since I was a little girl, helping in the kitchen. I particularly love to cook in the fall, when it's time to get cozy. When my mom, sister, and I all lived in different parts of the country, sharing recipes made us feel closer, especially on holidays. Now, we're fortunate enough to live near each other.