I love to make nutritious, spicy, peanut-free creations for my family and friends. I am mom to Ethan, 9 years old. I have a wonderful husband, Ed, who is as adventurous as I am when it comes to food, (actually even more, since I have some food aversions....mainly with meats). I have been cooking for my dogs since I first read the labels on commercial dog foods. I work full time in an elementary school. My profession as a speech-language pathologist is very rewarding. Using food in therapy sessions, for interest as well as teaching students how to follow directions, keeps attention better than electronics!