I live in the Pittsburgh area but am originally from Montreal and have lived in several states over the years. I am mom to a daughter 15 and a son 11. I have a degree in foods and nutrition and am currently working at a local kitchen store. I am a passionate baker and collector of cookbooks- especially baking and dessert books and community cookbooks but I have thousands of various types. My family are my biggest fans but I love to bake for friends and my kids school events as well. I enjoy traveling, eating out, reading and spending time at home . My pet peeve is people who won't share recipes- I mean, come on... which is why I love recipezaar- it's a giant recipe swap!