I am 44 years old living in the same town I have lived in my whole life. I am the third of six children to a couple of working parents, so helping out in the kitchen (and the yard and the garden, etc) while I was growing up was mandatory. Needless to say, as a result, I learned how to cook for a family of eight on a budget My mother was genius when it came to daily preparing delicious meals for a large family! My mother was the daughter of a german farmer in rural Pennsylvania and old habits die hard, so alot of country cooking, homemade breads, biscuits and the like crossed our table on a regular basis. I am now the mother of a lovely daughter, now 19, and my mother has passed away. The old family favorites still find their way to our dinner table along with many many new favorites...only in much smaller quantities! :) Kit and I love trying new things, or just browsing through cookbooks to ooooh and aahhh at the pictures. Origin of EQJunkie. EQ = Everquest (an online MMORPG)...a game I play often.