My life as a transport driver keeps me very busy and away from home all week. So, my weekends are spent doing prep work for healthy, low cost meals for my husband and myself to take with us on the truck for the next week. I'm an avid baker of breads, cakes and all things sweet. When not sampling just out of the oven cookies, I love to cook big batches of foods and do home canning and preserving. Hands down my favorite cookbook has to be all of them with only a few exceptions. I love to find "outdated" cookbooks at thrift stores and yard sales. Its such an adventure to read through them and discover new "old" recipes to try. My one dream is to own a small farm, grow almost all our own food to sell at farmers markets and operate a small on-site bakery with an outdoor adobe oven.