I am originally from Southern California, but I'm currently working as a nanny in Italy. I love to cook, although I'm not very experienced, and I'm definitely finding it challenging to get my hands on the ingredients I'm used to back home... ingredients, and measuring cups, and properly sized pans. It's definitely stretching me as a cook! I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, especially with the girls I care for, and we always have lots of fun experimenting! Cookies, muffins, and breads are their favorites, but baking is also my sanctuary so a lot of times when the girls are at school I Iock myself in the kitchen with a new recipe! I think that's the most important things about me... any advice for an American girl cooking abroad and recipes for kids would be much appreciated!!