I grew up in a big family so cooking was something I learned early. I love watching cooking shows for ideas; Jamie At Home,?Top Chef, Secrets of a Restaurant Chef and The Barefoot Contessa are among my favorites. I love to read, love animals and gardening, have two nephews?7 and?8 that?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.