I live in west Texas, work for a university, the same one I graduated from. For fun, I bake, read, play with my dog and laugh with my husband. I love simple comfort food. My favorite cookbooks are usually those from churches, junior leagues, and other groups who share family recipes from all over the United States. I am fascinated by regional choices and changes in recipes. I am very fond of Texas compilation cookbooks -- The Texas Highways Cookbooks and the HEB 100th Anniversary Cookbook.