A "40-some year old" wife and mother of 3 who has always had a passion for cooking and baking. My very first cookbook was Betty Crockers Cookie Cookbook when I was 10. I started making the recipes and was hooked since. ( I still use that cookbook today!) I love to make recipes from collections from churches or large families (as everyone always submits their best) and admire Ina Garten for her simple, gourmet style.