I live in western upstate NY, along Lake Ontario. I work part-time for my family. They're farmers with farm market. For fun my family enjoys camping-when it's warm. When I'm doing things by myself for fun it's crocheting, beading and other crafts. My favorite cookbooks-right now-are 2 by Lidia Bastianovich. I really like trying new recipes-especially desserts and I love animals (1 dog, 4 cats). My only pet peeves are rudeness and unruly kids.