I was born and raised in Springfield, Ohio and now I live in Charlotte, Michigan. My husband and I are retired and we enjoy gardening in the summer and I enjoy cooking and trying new recipes. I especially enjoy finding signature dishes from top notch restaurants and am growing quite a collection. What a treat to be able to duplicate them at home! My favorite place to eat in the United States would be New Orleans. I love their French Bread and Barbequed Shrimp and so many other things. If you ever get a chance...go there and take the carriage ride, have a delicious beignet and chickory coffee at Cafe Dumond, Breakfast at Brennen's I would suggest you have the Eggs Hussard. I have been on here for a while but haven't submitted a recipe yet but I will:) I want to learn how to get in the forums and meet other chefs here. My faith in the Lord is my passion and love my Catholic faith as it has seen me and my husband through so many trials.