I live in Ohio. I have a 7 year old growing son to cook for. I also have a miniature dachshund which would also love to test all of my recipes if I gave him a chance. I love to cook and try out new recipes when I have the time. Favorite cookbooks? I have never seen a cookbook I did not like but I would have to say my favorites are community cookbooks. Churches and other organizations are a great source for tried and true recipes. In my spare time, I enjoy candle making, working out, reading, trying to learn how to sew, and spending time with my son and dog. Last year, I started a square foot garden and I hope to expand it next year. I enjoy canning. I love to learn new things all of the time. I love to shop at http://www.penzeys.com. They have great seasonings and spices! I love their fajita seasoning, Northwoods seasoning for fried chicken, and their lemon-garlic Trinidad Marinade for baked tilapia. I enjoy OAMC to stock my freezer for those busy and lean budget times of year. I also enjoy using my pressure cooker.