I am a Mimi of 4, and mother of 2 girls. We have lived around the Pittsburgh area all our lives. I am a stay at home wife, as I have had Crohn's disease for most of my adult life. I have been in remission over two years, thanks to the new medications that are out there for the condition. Before I retired, many years ago, I was an interior designer. I have also worked as a sales rep for a city newspaper. I think my favorite cookbook now is the New York TImes Cookbook. My passions are reading and music, and making a good meal.Over the years I have had to adapt the recipes I make to my own diet, yet make it appealing to my family. I guess my only pet peeve is when people keep making the same mistake, over and over again, without really trying to rectify the deal.