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I was fortunate to have a great career (in which I was way too much a workaholic) ... but also, fortunate enough to have the common sense to retire at 52, to enjoy the second half of my life, to the fullest. Now my husband and I live, with 2 dogs and 2 ducks, in a pine forest in Ontario, Canada and travel in an RV. I'm a foodie, with a terrible addiction to trying new foods, and collecting cookbooks and food gadgets/appliances. My Scottish husband is - well, British! (Last week he told me my tamale pie was like shepherd's pie spiced wrong.) Our RV travels often involve food - for example, this year we've done the BBQ trail in Texas, Virginia vineyard tour and the Canadian BBQ Championships in Barrie, ON (in which I was a judge). Oh - and we visit any "Michael and Jane Stern"-visited restaurant we can find on our route. (Roadtrip writers, featured in Gourmet magazine.) I've been making an unpublished website with all my favourite recipes for a couple years, at the request of my family and friends. I was going to publish it, when it was done - but that will never happen! So now that I have discovered this site, I will add those recipe's here. Also since I wasn't nearly done adding my favourite recipes, I will continue trying to eliminate that huge pile of recipe clippings and whole bookcase of cookbooks that I work from, until I get them all electronically transcribed. Did I tell you that I'm retired? And that I'm enjoying the second half of my life to the fullest? This recipe project could take a very long time! My current passion is BBQ - like Texas brisket, etc. and this year, I bought a Traegar wood pellet smoker, and all different kinds of wood. No complaints from all eating here this summer! However, I enjoy others' recipes (and the reviews) on this site, so I will try to reciprocate with adding my favourites.