I was born in New Jersey, but have lived in New England most of my life. I have had many jobs; executive secretary in N.Y., bookstore, clothing, antique, and gift shop sales clerk. My favorite cookbook is Joy of Cooking, but I have a bookcase of cookbooks in my kitchen. I love to cook, and also love to eat. My pet peeves?.....people who can eat anything and not gain weight. I am always having to count calories. I have 3 daughters who are very good cooks, and also very wonderful in general! My favorite sports are golf and biking.