I have traveled alot and lived many places including Grand Blanc Mich, St. Louis Mo, Vail, Co, Snoqualmie Wa, and Portland Or. I have learned so much from all and REALLY miss the northwest. I have a degree in Telecommunications and I work at the local phone co. Stll not sure what I want to be when I grow up. I love to cook. I love to travel especially when my "baby" can go with me, my Great Pyrennese Goose! Its puppy who keeps me sane! I don't have many huge pet peeves but one I can't deny is GUM!!! YUCK the popping and constant chewing its just gross. My favorite cookbook would have to be The Colorado Cache Cookbook from the Denver Jr league.