Cooking is how I relax and I love to search for new recipes and add them to my collection. I try to make at least 2 new ones a week. I have a 1 1/2 year old named Lana and I can't wait to teach her all my recipes. My husband and I love to entertain friends and family and everyone knows to come very hungry. My favorite cooks are Ina Garten, Paula Deen, and Lidia. I also collect Williams Sonoma cookbooks. I love to work out because I love to eat and my pet peeves are lazy cooks who don't like to use fresh ingredients.