41 years old, step-mom to two boys. Proud wife of a helicopter mechanic. Hairstylist/psychiatrist to many! Favorite cookbook is the one that compiles all the recipes that I've found, been given and scratched onto a grocery receipt over the years. It's dirty, smeared and falling apart, but it's my very favorite! I'm really working hard on yeast breads. Made croissants from scratch a couple of times over the past summer, and I'm now convinced I know why all French chefs are crazy: They make croissants! That'll make anybody go looney-tunes. My biggest irritations are people putting things away in the kitchen OTHER than where they belong, and taking my KITCHEN SHEARS OUT OF THE KITCHEN AND NOT RETURNING THEM!