I am a happily married to a husband who loves to eat. We have been together for 22 years and were best friends for 7 years prior. We have a beautiful 24 year old daughter who is living with us temporarily. I am a retail consultant who travels all over the U.S. and I love my job. My favorite cookbook is Patti Labelle's Recipes to sing about. It is filled with great comfort food (no diet anything in this book). I love both to cook and bake, November and December are the best times in my kitchen. I was raised in a household with 4 generations, so it was customary for the women to spend endless hours cooking and baking. My great grandmother taught me how to bake using a wood burning stove. That is how we made all of our meals until I was about 14 years old. I am truly blessed with a wonderful family both here and beyond.