Hello there. I live in Central Michigan where I work in the automotive industry. I've been cooking for as long as I can remember, enjoying baking as a kid but finding more pleasure in savory than sweet these days! Years ago there was a shortening called Fluffo. To this day, their cookbook (a little spiral bound edition) is among my favorites. I also have a very old BH&G book that I use frequently. Along with cooking and entertaining friends and family, I love to read mystery novels. I like to travel and have been to Europe a few times. Until recently, I worked alot in Mexico. I love to do home decorating projects, enjoy a good hockey game and love to shoot pool.