***Update*** I have twin boys! Born November 12 they are our new obsession. We rarely have a minute to cook an exciting meal but plan on making all of their baby food so I think a new category on 'Zaar just opened up for me! I live in Northeast with my husband John (Chef John Clotfelter) and our three 4-legged children (Audrey, Henry-Simon, and Stanley Norman). When we are not running after our very naughty Chinese Crested (Stanley Norman) you can catch us browsing and buying at the Electric Fetus or heading out to a show. I work in retail which can be a thankless job (as many of you probably know) and I love to come here and do something I truly enjoy and get lots of FEEDBACK for it. We love to travel and don't get to nearly as often as we'd like. The Eastcoast is our favorite destination and we hope to someday retire to Annapolis. I love that town, I never want to leave when we're there. My favorite cookbooks are How to be a Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson-- she has the best desserts, the Clotfelter Family Cookbook, Any of the Junior League editions and of course this one here at 'Zaar. My passion? I love to cook, obviously, but I also love music. We are taking full advantage of the scene here in Minneapolis since relocating 2 years ago. It's tough on the feet and sometimes the crowds make me feel old, but I wouldn't give it up for anything. I have quite a few family members who lurk here- John Clotfelter (husband) Jake Clotfelter (BIL) Jenna Ecklund (sister) and I am hoping my BIL Jimmy will start posting soon since he is driving me nuts calling me with recipes every week. I also apologize up front if they rate recipes of mine and people think it's unfair-- I've told them all not to rate recipes unless they have tried them.