I've lived in Battle Creek, Mi. all my life. My wife is from New Orleans. She is a Baker at a local hospital. I'm a firefighter of 30 yrs. Ready to retire. I'm going through a mid life crisis in which I have an extreme desire to cook and bake. I enjoy cooking for friends and family. My pet peeve is a messy kitchen, but I'm not fanatical. We camp alot, which allows me to cook for our many guests.