In my family food is a big part of our traditions, and food lovers and their great recipes are a big part of my family tree. I have many treasured recipes and cookbooks from my Mother, Father, GrandMother(s), Great GrandMother(s) and many other relatives all over the world. I love working with food and making nutritious meals for my family, whether I am baking or cooking! I am also a purist, so I HATE artificial ingredients, pesticides, etc, and would be happiest if I could grow all of the vegetables and fruits my family and I consume. I once had a large garden and was able to do that, and it is my goal to have that again one day. I am mostly a stay at home Mom, but I dabbling in jewelry making, needle work, marketing, and networking/web design/pc repair now that my son is a teenager. There is no doubt that (aside from time spent with my family) I am happiest when I am in the kitchen, and the more people I have to cook for - the better!