I'm an Arkansas native but spent my teen-aged years in Memphis. I married a Marine when I was 17, and we have four wonderful sons. We divorced after 17 years, and my sons are now all grown. In May of 2006, I was blessed with a precious grandson, Mateo. I still love to try, and create, new recipes, but these days I have no one to be my guinea pig! I LOVE music, reading and bargain hunting. For fun, I love to play board games, but I don't get much of an opportunity since all my playing partners left home!