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By day, I am a technical writer who writes online help and other documentation for software programs developed for gas, water, and electric utilities. In the evenings, I love to cook and get inventive in the kitchen. I also enjoy hiking, camping, and traveling with my husband, our two teenagers, and our dog, Dharma. With two athletic teens, we spend a lot of time at school sports events. My son is on the high school varsity wrestling team, which placed sixth this year in the state. From November - March we live and breath wrestling. Then, in March we switch to jr. high school track and field, which is my daughter's sport. I am a Christian and am very involved in many activities at our church and in our community. We belong to a small "country" church where we have found a wonderful church family that we love. Twice a year, the church holds a chicken BBQ for the community. The chicken is cooked on huge grills specially built for these events. The recipes used for the chicken, potatoes, cole slaw, rolls, and cookies date back to the early 1900s when the church first started holding chicken BBQs. The food is always fabulous and there are never any leftovers. We recently moved to South-Central Pennsylvania, which is where many Amish and Mennonite communities are located. We have enjoyed trying different Amish-style foods and restaurants and learning about their culture and life-style.