I was born and raised in Texas and lived there until 2000 when I married my German husband and moved to Germany. We have two young sons who are very happy to be my guinea pigs! I am a stay-at-home Mom and love it! My favorite cookbook is Better Homes and Gardens because it has taught me so much in the last 7 years. I knew absolutely nothing about cooking when I married and was convinced we would starve....considering I couldn't find anything I needed for my American recipes in the German stores! I love to bake, try out new recipes, paint, play the piano, and crochet. My one and only pet peeve is people who are arrogant and snobby without having a reason to be!