I am a Southern belle, originally from Arkansas, and now live in Las Cruces, New Mexico. B.C. (Before Children), I was a paralegal and now am co-owner of a catering company and I homeschool the children, both of which are extremely hard but rewarding. I don't really have one favorite cookbook. I do collect cookbooks and enjoy using those published by churches and Junior Leagues from all over. My children and cooking are my passion. My mother taught me to cook and I am grateful to her for that every day.