I grew up in a big family so cooking was something I learned early. I love watching cooking shows for ideas; Jamie Oliver, Iron Chef and Iron Chef America, The Barefoot Contessa are among my favorites. I love to read, love animals and gardening, have two nephews 2 and 3 the sun rises and sets on, and have a deep belief in the Bible. I decorate wedding cakes for friends and family. What else? I enjoy home decorating and renovating shows, history, and family. I love to laugh. Pet peeves are: recipes with one ingredient missing, two radios on different stations playing at the same time, realizing I have once again over-extended myself which I seem to do on a regular basis.