My name is Darlene and I live in Cairo NY. Which is in the foothills of the beautiful Catskill Mts. I'm a mother of 2 grown sons and grandmother of 5. I adore animals and am a proud owner of an awesome 110 lb. German Shepherd (Axl) & a little black cat (Beau). I have the greatest husband in the world who is a vegetarian due to health issues. My family started teaching me to cook when I was barely able to reach the counter top. My husband has heart disease and eats no meat and only some seafood, so I'm always looking for low cholesterol recipes. I love to cook. I mean I REALLY love to cook. -So much so that I've often thought about opening up a small restaurant of my own. If only I were 20 years younger!!