I'm a stay at home mommy with 3 great kids. I've lived in Minnesota all my life. Hubby and I have just bought our first house, it's exciting!! When I'm not experimenting in the kitchen, I love to paint. And paint. And paint some more. Now if I can find a way to bring both my hobbies together... hmmm... My favorite cookbook is my good old faithful Betty Crocker cookbook that my mother gave me when I moved out on my own. It's by far my fave because the recipes are basic, and you can pronounce all the ingredients and have most of them in your kitchen anyway. But Rachael Ray has some great ones too. Love that woman, she's the best!