Training culinary:2 years culinary school Houston Community College (downtwn branch highly recommend) French pastry and artisan breads. I am immersed in family, spouse and everything homeside. it is now my time having retired, to do all the fun things I couldn't do while working. I believe life is most bountiful when we serve others. I also believe the best cooks are those who cook and bake with a love of making people happy. I especially enjoy sending cookies to our soldiers in Iraq. It is a joy to read their letters and emails of appreciation for a taste of home. I also love sewing, upholstery, gardening,church activities and remodeling take up the time not spent with family. I hope I can be as helpful to the cooks on Recipezaar as they have been helpful to me. When time permits I love to test and review recipes on this site that appeal to me. I am also a believer in power naps.