I live on a farm with my husband and 5 children. We raise a few cattle and have a small trucking company. I love to bake, crochet, read and craft. I don't really have a favorite cookbook, but am addicted to collecting recipes and crochet patterns. I cook mostly from scratch, but am always interested in creative ways to incorperate mixes and other short cuts. I also love to can. Salsa is my specialty. I can never seem to make enough. My biggest pet peeve is people who drown the food you prepare with ketchup or the like and then don't even eat it, what a waste!!!