I have been cooking and baking since I was 6 yrs old...thanks to the help and guidance from my grandma...the first thing I can remember cooking was her famous potato salad for easter. today some 38 yrs later I am a cook at a lovely little restaurant where my boss lets me be as creative as I like and our customers love it...and can't wait until the weekend when I do my specials. I am a mom to three great boys...Jamie is 18 yrs old,, Evan is 6 yrs old, and my little sweetie pie Nick is 4. I never have to worry about what to cook...the boys will eat just about anything (especially Jamie..typical teenager...lol) I also love to work out in my yard on my days off. I have a small garden that I tend to in the summer. every square inch of it is in use..lol this year I planted 3 types of peppers, tomatoes (plan on making salsa and freezing it for chilli in the winter) broccoli aka: trees to the kids, green onions, pumpkins, spinach and green beans along with all of my herbs. by august my garden looks like a jungle... oh well...lol between the garden and the farmers market I freeze most of my crops for the winter. The woman who taught me so much about cooking, baking and life....my grandmother, passed away on Set. 26, 2008 at the age of 96 yrs old....I am going to miss her. I'd like to think that she is up in heaven now cooking her heart out for everyone up there.