I am continually being told that I should open my own bakery/restaurant, but being in the kitchen is my hobby. It is what I do to relax that and reading any mystery I can get my hand on. I particularly love the mysteries that have food as a character. I have a 11-year-old son, who loves to be in the kitchen with me. He wants to help me with everything. His favorite thing to do is to crack eggs for me when I need them in a recipe. He can crack them with one hand [of course I have to double check them for egg shells: )] and he tells me that he wants to be a chef when he grows (or sometimes a dentist and I have no idea where that came from). He and my husband are the two great love of my life. Followed closely by books and food. My husband loves to tease me about the fact that I never follow a recipe exactly. I always wind up tweaking it in some way to make it uniquely my own.