I am a veteran educator and just love living in southern Arizona! My husband and I are part of a family full of "foodies" and my grandfather was a well-known chef on the eastern seaboard back in the old days. My favorite cookbook is The New All-American Cookbook that my grandmother - who was also a fabulous cook - left me when she passed away. It was printed in the 40's and literally tells you how to boil water and prepare the meats(including squirrel!)that your husband brings home from hunting! However, it has every single recipe I have ever wanted to make and I refer to it weekly. We have 4 great kids and two gorgeous dogs - a minature pinscher and a red queensland heeler.