My mother's PASSION for cooking has taught me that cooking can not only be fun, but an adventure (esp. when I am at the end of the month digging around to find something for dinner that consists of leftovers and a few odds and ends.:)) My favorite cookbook is the one that my mother made for me using recipes that she created over the years in addition to a few that family and friends have passed along. It is one of my most precious possessions. I am a single mom. I have a wonderful little girl who keeps me busy most of the time. She LOVES to help in the kitchen. It is so wonderful to watch her growing and learning new things everyday.