I'm a stay at home mom and in my off-time ( when i have any, lol) I love to read and to bake. My fave cookbooks are the classic Betty Crocker and The Bread Bible. I love to bake home-made bread, there's something very therapeutic about pounding the heck out of a mound of dough. lol. My pet kitchen peeve is people who put dishes with food still in them in the sink. yech!