Hello to all you great chefs out there from around the world. I live in the Missouri Ozarks where good down home food and eating is what it is all about. Hubby and I use to love to travel around the country, we are not able to do that anymore. Love the times my family can all get together. Love going to flea markets and garage sales to scout out whatever I am collecting at the time. I love old pottery, crystal vases, fun picture frames, fabric, gardening. We will be doing container gardening only this year due to a decline in health. Plan on several kinds of tomatoes and pepper. Love flowers and houseplants. I love my digital camera, and hope to find the recipes of the pictures I have already taken. I don't have a favorite cookbook, unless it is the one in my hand at the moment. They are all like special friends. We love our furbaby Abbey. She keeps us on track.