Howdy Folks! I live with my husband and son in Memphis, TN- the BBQ capital of the world! I enjoy traveling, exercising, gardening and cooking. I am a stay-at -home mom whos son just enetered college, so I am now looking at options as to where my personal world is heading! School, business, volunteering, etc. So exciting! I belong to a wonderful church full of Jesus followers called Heartsong. The people there are fantastic and supportive and I have shared numerous recipes and foods with these folks. I'm sure some of them a Zaar members now as well. One of my hobbies is collecting folk art and decorating our house w/ said folk art... We have 3 cats who think they are people. Garfield, Pooky and Nermal... I especially love baking around the holidays from October through January, and like making stuff to give to others. My husband has gained too much weight and complains that it is my fault ( not really-nobody says you have to eat the whole cake, pie, etc.-just eat a piece for God's sake!) So, because of this, he brings alot of my stuff to his work whereby his co-workers can eat my wares nowadays. I enjoy trying new foods, but have an issue with snails and frogs and organ meats, so you won't see me eating that kind of stuff, but otherwise I will try just about anything! My favorite ethnic foods are Italian and Greek. I grew up near Tarpon Springs, FL which is where the largest Greek population is outside of Greece. Fantastic food! Half of my family is Jewish and Scicilian(don't ask), so I have very fond memories of my Bubby cooking, effortlessly it seemed, so many wonderful dishes that we still eat today. I am always looking on RecipeZaar for foods that she made so I can try to replicate them the way she would have. My favorite restaurant is any place that makes good food at a reasonable price, and that allows me and my family to enjoy it without being rushed. Out of all the chain restaurants that there are, my favorites are probably Firebirds, Bonefish, The Olive Garden, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Red Lobster( although its been quiteawhile since they have served me something good here). We cannot forget the best BBQ that there is as well -CORKY's! Yummm... We have a lot of hometown cookery's here in the area , so we enjoy a lot of them as well.