I was born and raised in Florida, yes, I know, there are not very many of us out there! I have been cooking for as long as I can remember....always helping mom in the kitchen when I was little, even if it was only stirring the spaghetti sauce or pouring the bag of chocolate chips in the batter. Now I have my nephew over for cooking lessons. He loves every minute of it. One day he will be a chef here on Recipezaar! I have recently made a career change. I have been in banking for almost 10 years and have just made the switch to Real Estate. So far, so good. It is very interesting to me. I get to meet new people all of the time and get great ideas for home decorating....or maybe my dream home design one day!