Life is short and time is precious! I want to spend as much of it as I can enjoying my family and friends! I hope you enjoy my recipes and cookbooks! DH and I live in rural TEXAS, in the country, down a dirt road. Just when you think you are really lost, have NO cell phone signal, and think you are driving in someones pasture, you are at MY HOUSE! We raise cattle, mostly Red Polled Hereford and Santa Gertrudis. We are the proud parents of two beautiful girls who are grown and married now. Our oldest lives about 2 hours away and has two beautiful girls of her own. My youngest is the pretty cowgirl I use for my icon. She recently graduated from college, became an RN and got married! All in the same busy summer! You may know her as chef #559517. She is FAST becoming a wonderful cook and we are having a great time cooking together! We spent New Year's 2008 with Cheryl and her family in NC! What a blast! I love ZAAR and really enjoy spending time here meeting wonderful people from ALL over the world. I was so honored and thrilled to be a bridesmaid at chef#169969 's wedding in Costa Rica this past February! Here we are! Sarah- the flowergirl, her Mommy- Leslie, Nancy- Sassafrasnanc, ME- Mama's Kitchen, NcMysteryShopper- the bride, V- our darling MC, and Chelle-Mommy Diva- our other darling MC. We had so much fun! I have also had the privilege to meet chef #47559 and her dd. What wonderfully sweet ladies! I am very proud to be one of your hosts in the following forums. Hey! Why don't you drop by? Beverages and Cooking with Spirits Forum Host Grilling/BBQ/Smoking Forum Host Mexico ~ TexMex ~ SW USA Forum Host I am a bonafide Zaar NUT and a member of The Beverage Bunch! Come check us out!