I'm a retired elementary teacher. I taught for 33 years. The ladies I have taught with during those years were all excellant cooks. We celebrated birthdays each month with all kinds of baked goodies. One year, we sold a book of our favorite recipes as a fund raiser for our school. My college girlfiends and I get together often now after 40 years of getting our college degrees,working,and retiring. We all love to cook, and living in Louisiana is a definite benefit to all of us as we have great country and "cajun" cooking.