I like to collect recipes! I also like to cook, and bake. I just got married in 2006, so I have been experimenting will all kinds of new recipes. I love reading cookbooks cover to cover. I don't have a favorite cookbook, although I do LOVE all the Death By Chocolate ones. I enjoy reading and belong to a book club where I get to take all the wonderful recipes I try out from this site! I also play the flute at the Cathedral and give lessons. Knitting keeps me busy and I make cookie trays and cakes on the side. I love to travel and try new foods too....too bad I have to work though, which limits my traveling abilities. Some good books I recommend are: Fast Food Nation The Glass Castle Memoires of a Geisha The Red Tent Middlesex I love techno music, classical, old Italian records, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and old fashioned romantic French music, U2, Bruce Springsteen, and Jean Pierre Rampal are some more favorits. I enjoy listening to music while I bake and cook especially the cd from the movie Something's Gotta Give and Handel Flute Concertos.