I'm a single Mom to 4 cats. Love my kitties. I collect (& read) cookbooks. My friends think I'm a "french fry short of a Happy Meal" - until they see me coming with a "taste". My favorite cookbooks are the self published church/community ones - tried & true recipes for real food. I've continued my Mom's tradition of cookies for family & friends at the holidays - over 200 dozen last year. My culinarily challenged best friend has even turned into a "Keebler elf".