I love to cook, and I love to try new things whenever I can. I have two beagles who are my furry little floor cleaners, and a wonderful husband (as of 8/16/07!) who has a very talkative 10 year old daughter. She loves to help me in the kitchen when she's at our house, no matter what I'm making. I am a runner, this year I'm running almost every 5k and 10k I can find, next year I'm hoping to do a couple half marathons. When I search for healthy recipes, I try to find a good carb-protien balance. When I search for something that just sounds good, anything goes! My favorite cookbooks are my mom's old church cookbooks I learned to cook from when I was a child. You can always tell the pages the good recipes are on, they're stained and dirty!