I'll start by saying most of my recipies are rich and not made for dieting,although a very few are healthy by nature! I live in Oklahoma and was raised on a farm. We ate what we raised and grew. Our trips to town were bi-monthly but my Mother was creative and made do with what we had such as cattle,pork,poultry,fruit,grain, milk,eggs and garden veggies. I have collected cookbooks for years and love to take different combinations of other recipes and combine them to make my own. My favorite cookbooks are those from small country churches from old fashion cooks. My favorite time of year is Christmas and I start about 3 weeks before making homemade candy.