I am a stay-at-home mom, married, with 2 children, a dog, and a cat. I grew up in a restaurant family in Wisconsin and started helping in the kitchen when I was 5 or 6 years old. I love all cookbooks. I especially enjoy cooking for large groups. I've been living in South Carolina for over 15 years and have learned much about southern cooking. I love junk/thrift store shopping. Nothing better than finding an awesome deal! My biggest pet peeve has to be when people are late.