I live in the bustling little city of Elko, Nevada. I am a single father of a wonderful son. Both of my parents originate from farming communities in Nebraska. My mother taught me how to cook at about the age of six, and I have had a passion for it ever since. I have always dreamed of attending a cullinary academy and becoming a master chef, unfortunately the opportunity to fulfill my dream has never been possible (until I found Recipezaar. :o) Just to give people a heads up, I would never post a recipe that wasn't already tried and true, so if you see my name on a recipe it's guaranteed to be a good one. I have an extensive recipe collection that I plan to share with everyone at Recipezaar, I might hold back a few of my best ;o). I pretty much only cook with cast iron. I have tried many different types of cookware but have never found anything that would compare to a well seasoned piece of Griswold or Wagner Ware. I recently purchased a full set of Le Creuset and I love it. I still tend to use my old cast iron more though.