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Hello, thank you for visiting my web page.  My favorite pastime is cooking.
I really LOVE to cook, it's more like my favorite preoccupation.
The recipes on my pages are collected from many sources.  I have been
cooking and creating recipes since I was about five years old, maybe
younger.  As a kid, I spent many hours in the kitchen watching my Mom and Dad
cook,  I am writing my own cookbook which will contain my original recipes
plus many of my parents original recipes from decades ago.

My dad was a pilot, so I grew up traveling all over the world.
He loved to cook and since he traveled internationally, he was always coming
home with a new recipe idea from a country he visited (we were NOT picky
eaters in my family!).

We lived in Singapore  for a couple of years and  were introduced to some
wonderful food there.  I also lived in Texas and Louisiana, the food in
Louisiana is really awesome. There, my family and I used to catch crabs out of
the bayou, now that's fresh! We ate our fair share of crawfish too!
All except my little pet crawfish, Chloe..... Growing up, I think I tried
to make a pet out of everything!

I lived in California for the last 30 years, but finally made it to Northern Idaho Summer
2008 and I love it!!!!
I'm excited about having 4 seasons, eating elk and venison, and fishing and camping!
I can't WAIT for the snow!

My dog Bart who was my best friend passed away November, 2005, he developed Cushing's disease.
We miss him so much but luckily, he had a long life, 14 years.

I had another great dog a few years ago, Beau but he's gone now. He and
Bart were pals. He was awesome, part wolf, super smart, loyal and protective!

  Holly a new pup in this picture, is now 11 years old
(and not quite as thin anymore, she loves my cooking! I try
and keep it healthy for her though) You can see her picture
with Santa on the home page. She's one happy dog here in Idaho!

Sad news, on January 1st, 2015 Holly passed away. She was just diagnosed with a big tumor
in her abdomen, she had Splenic cancer. She was only sick a little while, she went fast, peacefully
at home surrounded by her pals Lily and Bailey and myself. We really miss her.

Here's a picture of Bart & Holly together sleeping.  They got along
great the very first day I brought Holly home. She was definitely
meant to be a part of our little family! I found her up for adoption
at our local pet store and it was Bart's birthday, so I thought I'd
surprise him with a new friend.

My cat Lily, who is 20 now, is also a part of the family, she's a great
little hunter, needless to say, I don't fill my bird feeders anymore!
Wish she would bring me home a pheasant!

In 2010 , we were blessed to welcome a new puppy to our family, Baby Bailey!
He is eight years old now. . He's an adorable 7 pound mini chihuahua!
I think he actually has more sweaters and coats them me now. He and Holly got
along quite well.
Initially Lily wasn't sure what to think of him, small like a rodent, smells like a
dog?? They have it all figured out now.

In January of 2016 I was blessed to find the most wonderful black lab at my local animal shelter. He's so beautiful, perfectly
trained. I figured out his real name is Marley, we are so blessed to have him in our family.
Lily is happy to have her lab back in her life again! Marley and Bailey are pals too!

UPDATE; Sadly Marley developed a cancerous tumor under his front arm and had to cross the rainbow bridge
July 2020. I miss him dearly every day.

Can you tell I love animals?

  Check back for more pics! 

Hope you enjoy your visit at my page and come back again,
I am always working on it, when I have time, that is....

My page is always under construction so please understand the
occasional broken link or change in design...Thank you!


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