Because of a job promotion, the family moved to Kansas about a year ago. I had lived in Phoenix, AZ for about 18 years, but do try to visit as often as possible. My brand new kitchen has inspired me to be the best cook I can be. I now have a double oven which makes it great to have several dishes going at once. I have to confess that I recently pulled out a crockpot that I had never used to try making BBQ Ribs by recomendation. It was a true success - Fall of the bone, literally. So that got my curiosity going to try other crockpot recipies. Besides being in the kitchen, I enjoy gardening, handicapping horse races (my brother is in the business) and walking my Cane Corso dog (Sicillian Mastiff). Or should I say he walks me. His name is Luca Brasi (Do you know where we came up with that name?)) I chose my Icon name, zuzuzpetals from one of my favorite movies. The picture should remind you of the name of the movie.