Until recently (Jan 2014) we lived downtown Chicago with my husband and our furry 4 legged baby (she's a westie!). We just uprooted and moved 2080 miles away to southern California for my husbands job. I love to cook and, of course, to eat! Cooking for friends and sharing recipes and tips is my biggest hobby. Cooking for new friends in San Diego will be fun, as soon as I can met them! This site, epicurious and king arthur flour are my favorite online recipe sites. My favorite magazine used to be gourmet.... why-oh-why did they close that magazine down?! Now I enjoy food network magazine and cooking light.