I'm an Assistant Manager at a bank here in Connecticut. Previously, I was an Animal Control Officer, and owned my own pet shop for many years. I have two absolutely wonderful kids that are out on their own now. In my spare time I love to cook, I have so many recipes yet to try!! I also love to garden, in particular, turning any spare lawn into yet another perennial garden - even though my husband told me to knock it off! I was diagnosed with stage 4 Ovarian Cancer late in 2006, and after a year of hiding from the world, I went back to work, and the cancer returned. I am now cancer free, and decided that if this is my time to live, I want to be cooking and gardening, and loving my supportive family for as long as I can!!!! I have loved this site for a long time, it will always be my 'go to' place when I need a certain recipe, or have a question.