I live in a small town in far southwestern North Dakota and teach at the local school. My husband is a teacher, coach & hunter. Recipes in my repetoire tend to be down-home, and not requiring exotic ingredients, as we are quite isolated from major grocery stores. We have many excellent cooks in this area, though, and exchange recipes frequently. I am a grandma, and also have two Labradors, one just a 10 week old pup. Our dogs are always house dogs as well as hunting companions, so I am busy finding things for him to chew instead of my shoes. We are adjacent to the beautiful North Dakota Badlands and spend alot of time outdoors, hunting, running our dogs and just exploring.