I have been cooking and baking since I can remember. I love to cook and bake, but I love to eat it even more!! I go absolutely nuts at Christmas time and bake anywhere from 30-45 items each year. I always bring about 4 large boxes up to our local organization that helps to feed the homeless in our area. I am far from an expert and am always looking for quick tips. I am a stay at home mom to two boys (and one large one, my DH) and am completely obsessed with reading recipes. I do not read "normal" books, I read cookbooks and recipes on the web. My favorite cookbooks are the local collaberation ones(like the good old church cookbooks). I LOVE trying new recipes. We rarely eat out, I have a hard time paying that much for something that I can usually find a recipe for on the web, plus after having worked in a few restaurants and seeing how they prepare food, can usually make it healthier, too.