I'm a true blooded Texan, third generation. I work at a college and love to spend my free time with friends and famliy. I love to give'm lots of love and good food! Paula Deen's cookbooks are one of my favorites but I also love cookbooks that are compiled from church groups and clubs that are selling them as a fundraiser, they are always filled with tried and true family favorites. I have even helped with a few of these myself. One of my passions is helping with children. I worked in a school district for many years and still volunteer helping in my daughter's 3rd grade classroom. (I'm proud to say she's the teacher, Baylor grad 2004!)I guess my biggest pet peeve is people that complain about things but don't try to be part of helping with the problem. I was taught you have no right to complain when you are not willing to help make things better for the next ones to come along.