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The reason I think I love to cook so much is to see the satisfaction of someone enjoying something that I have worked hard to create. I love taking a recipe and putting my twist on it. I am a wife, mother, grandmother, real estate agent, Sibu distributor, pool player, gardener, angler, and traveller. My husband and I are newlyweds and very much in love. He is my strength and my best friend. We have four children, 27,24,20, and 10. Our granddaughters, Layla, 6 and Lily 8 mos, are our joys. My cooking skills are self taught with the exception of the cooking channel. I am inspired by Tyler Florence, Mario Batali, Sarah Molton, and Rachel Ray. These are my favorites but I enjoy watching them all. The one recipe requested the most by my friends is my Tiramisu. I make it just a little different from most, but it is tempermental. My sausage pasta is also a favorite. My husband and I have a five year plan. We are escaping to Arizona to live out our retirement. After decades of the northwest we crave the sun.