I love to cook. I love trying new recipes, especially when there is a picture. And I really enjoy reading cookbooks. As a child, I wasn't very good at cooking and always wanted to follow the recipe exactly. That way, if it didn't turn out right, I could blame the recipe! Over time, I have become more experimental. Brave even! I have three children: Shannon is 28, Casey is 26 and Joshua is 19. My DH Jack cheers me on when I try something new. He is my best friend and partner. I am a new grandmother, my grandson's name is Jayce and he's a delight! Plus, I'm going to be a grandmother again - with a granddaughter. My favorite cookbook is The Dessert Lover's Cookbook. Beautiful pictures, easy instructions. I was born in New Jersey and have lived in Hawaii, Australia, Chicago, Iran, Florida and now living happily in sunny California.