There are those who eat to live, and others who live to eat. It's only by God's grace that I am not bursting at the seams - I live to eat, love to eat, love to taste and test and try new things! Time prevents me from cooking more than I do, but when I have the chance I could truly cook all day. I love cookbooks - have several purchased ones and several 3-ring binders where I have collected recipes over the last 30+ years. My favorite all-purpose stand-by and go-to is the Betty Crocker cookbook - I have one purchased in 1974 and another I bought in 2006.