I am a Southern cook by birth and love new recipes; especially those that force me to explore outside of my box. I am the mother of two and a professional custom cake decorator. My favorite cookbook is anything by Southern Living Magazine or by Paula Dean. I find that their (Southern Living) recipes are well researched and turn out exactly as expected every time (especially their carrot cake...I'll post it some time). My passions are cleaning my house, daily exercise and non-stop charity work. HA! Well, really my passions are reading, scrapbooking and of course FOOD (especially dessert). The other passions are just what I think I should be doing! Ha ha.