I have been happily married to the same man for 15+ years. We have four lovely children, 2 boys and 2 girls. I learned to cook "by the seat of my pants" since my mom worked outside the home for most of my growing up years. My maternal grandmother was an awesome cook and baker, which must be where I get my love for cooking and baking. I love to experiment with recipes, although my family doesn't always appreciate my attempts. :) I have had very few failures, though, so I must be doing something right. Although I love to cook, I love to bake even more, much to my children and husband's delight. My biggest baking time is at Christmas when I make about 10 different kinds of cookies/confections during the Christmas season. I have a ton of fun baking them and my family and friends have a ton of fun eating them (and gain a ton of weight, too!).