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I grew up in Niagara Falls Ontario and I was the youngest of 8 children. My mother cooked very plain and for stretching a budget. But she had a few dishes that she made that were fantastic and very tough to duplicate. I learned to cook on my own when I went away to school. These days I live in Whitby Ontario, a small town of about 110,000 that is east of Toronto. I live with my wife Donna and our two great kids, Darby and Scott. I like recipes that are not so complex that they take away the fun of cooking. I don't like a lot of preparation. I love to fill the house up with mouth watering aromas. I do the majority of the cooking at home mostly because I like doing it.