I live in the Great Northwest and own a full service deli, bakery, grocery and cafe in a 100 year old log cabin. We have the pick of the best apples, pears, salmon and huckleberries that money can buy. We are about 12 miles from MT Hood which is a famous area for sking. We have the best of everything here, so I hope I can find many friends with recipes to share from other parts of the country. Right now I love to watch the Bare Foot Contessa when I have the time. She has great recipes and her banana crunch muffins are the best. I hate to have anyone say they can't cook. If you can read you can learn to cook.