I'm not necessarily consistent about participating on team message boards, but I'll give this a shot.
I was born in upstate NY, grew up in MD, lived in Gettysburg, PA, for many years, and moved to England in 2000 - must be the wanderer in me, lol...
I was given my first cookbook when I was 10 - it's nearly fifty years old now, and I still have it. That gives you some idea how long I've been cooking, sometimes for just myself, sometimes for a family of four, sometimes for big celebrations where as many as 100 people might attend.
I don't do as much cooking as I used to, but I still enjoy reading recipes, collecting them, and leafing through cookbooks, especially old ones. I'm hoping to put together a cookbook of my own, not for publication, but so that my children and cousins and others in our family will have the traditional recipes used by our mothers and grandmothers.
Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a customer, service. To every child, a good example. To a friend, your heart. To yourself, respect. To all, charity. --Oren Arnold
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