In some circles, I am known as the "pie lady" because I often make pie...I think it's easier to make than cake! I have an extensive pie recipe collection but am certain that it will NEVER be complete! (My muffin recipe collection is also large!) I am a firm believer in experimentation in the cooking department and often give "How To Cook Without A Book" for any appropriate gift-giving occasion! I also enjoy "playing" in the dirt and find that I need Spring because it gets me away from all the extra cooking I do in Winter! My Mom always said, "If you can READ, you can COOK!" and I have no patience for anyone who refuses to read in the kitchen!