My name is Dawn, and I live in Austin with my sweetheart, our dog and cat. At work, my fortune is immense, and the company lets people bring their dogs to the office. As you probably already guessed, I love to cook! I especially love to bake or find ways to improve recipes or make my own by experimenting. My favorite cookbooks are...The Bakers Bible, The Pillsbury Cookbook, and The Marlboro cookbook. The Marlboro was quite a surprise, and it contains some real gems. I hope to find some inspiration here and also hope that people enjoy my contributions to this community. I also am a poet and compete in the local poetry slam.