I live in the beautiful Sonoran Desert with my fiance and two labs. They are my guinea pigs right now as I'm writing a doggie cookbook; the neighbor dogs help out when they can... The weather here pretty much allows us to enjoy the outdoors all year round. We especially love camping, fishing, four-wheeling, concerts and BBQ's. I enjoy cooking, (who would've guessed?) but find much more pleasure in baking. I fare well with the savory stuff, no complaints so far, Ahem, except for my noodle phase (but we won't go into that now). :D I love to try new recipes and experiment in the kitchen. It is a rare occasion if I don't alter a recipe in some way.