I'm a IL native and moved down to FL three years ago. I love it here. I'm married with a toddler son and daughter. I work from home as a weight loss counselor and I'm home with my son and daughter full-time. I love my work and I love being able to take care of my son. It's because of moving into my own house and becoming a wife and mother that got me interested in cooking. I was really scared at first because I grew up with my mother telling me if I touch the stove, I'll burn the house down. At first, my husband did a lot of the cooking, and he's a great at it. However, I cooked for my husband and son and my daughter, that fear is gone and they are fans of my cooking, thank God. I'm really happy about this website, becuase after doing general searches, I found this website to be the best recipe website. I also love to draw, sing, act, read, play piano and write.