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The most defining trait in my life is that I am a mother to two wonderful boys (Tyler, 16 and Zayden, 5) and a step-mother to a beautiful little girl (Ashley, 11). Their collective nickname is TAZ because that's about the equivalent of the level of chaos that follows them sometimes. I am also married the love of my life, Matt. We recently put down roots in the small town of Port Trevorton,, Pennsylvania. It is the most wonderful place to live. Our home overlooks the beautiful sprawling Susquehanna River as it cuts through the lush Appalachian Mountains. It is really Heaven on Earth. Seeing that we live in Central Pennsylvania, our family is also a bunch of HARDCORE Penn State Nittany Lion fans! We are...PENN STATE! Matt and I were lucky enough to be given tickets to see Joe Paterno win his 400th game as the head coach of the football team. I cried like I did when my children were born. The other love of my life is cooking. I didn't really start trying to cook until I was 20, but believe me I have made up for lost time! I absolutely adore baking and I do it whenever I can. I love making Christmas cookies and I have begun hosting our extended families at our home for Thanksgiving and Easter dinners. So far so good. I love food.com because it allows me to expand my culinary skills and my recipe box with ideas from other people like me. There is something for everyone and I have been a loyal member since 2005. I hope you enjoy my recipes and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.