I love food, really I love it. Well, I take that back. I love GOOD food. It's got to have flavor and visual appeal. It's got to smell good. Now, I admit that sometimes something might look horrible, yet it tastes fantastic. But not the other way around, if it doesn't taste good, I don't care how good it looks. Yuk. I love to cook too. I used to really love to cook, then I had kids, and went throught the "we have to eat better" phase (or as my husband likes to call it 'grazing' phase) and pretty much ended up hating to cook. Why cook when nobody liked it anyway? Then I got smart and started trying to cook healthier s-l-o-w-l-y. So now we eat a bit better, and I'm starting to love to cook again. I'm leaning more toward a Mediterranean Diet now. I adore olives, so that works. haha I also love to travel, good thing, because I own a travel agency. I'm a Hawai'I specialist, I live to go to Hawai'I as often as possible. I'm married almost 20 years, and have three kids. Two grown girls and a young son. They are my life, well part of it anyway. My oldest daughter is getting married next year, so yay we get to plan a wedding. I am so thrilled to have found 'Zaar because all the recipes folks have posted on here, it's like a bottomless cookbook. Thanks everyone for your wonderful recipes.