Hi! Orignally from Chicago, I now live in the sunny Phoenix with hubby, Tom, son, Justin and our dogs, Axel and Jhazmine and kitty, Muggles. I have a compulsion/obsession for cookbooks. My husband says we may have to build a wing onto the house...I have soooo many. I really do not have a favorite, although I do like the Taste of Home books because they contain recipes my family will actually eat. My passions are cooking great food for family and friends, music and traveling to warm, tropical places...oh and SHOPPING!