OK, you have a 50/50 chance guessing which one I am in the above picture! Am I the chubby wubby chunky one or the skinny minnie? Well, since I'm the cook in the household, if you guess the chubby wubby chunky, you are right! Sigh, not only do I love to cook, but alas, I love to eat. I am a retired mom and grandmother. We have two dogs (pics above) which have now become our kiddies. I am finally able to enjoy my passion for cooking now that I am retired. I love cooking for others and hosting dinner parties. I love all cookbooks and have collected way to many throughout the years. My fav's are TOH and their partner cookbooks. I find these cookbooks are down to earth and I usually have the ingredients in the pantry. Also, now that I am retired I am enjoying traveling throughout the US and other countries. Recently, I started writing a food column for our local community newsletter. This is a great experience for me since it combines my passion for cooking, as well as writing.