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Location Chicago area, Illinois, United States
Introduction First of all, I am definitely not a chef, not even a gourmet cook; just a cook in my home. I am married to my "perfect" husband, Bill, mother of 2 great sons, and grandmother of an adorable grandson; living in a northwest suburb of Chicago. My addiction is food ~ cooking, eating, or reading about it; and, my passion is music. I have a weakness for cookbooks and read them like many women read a romance novel, always looking for new creations and interesting facts. Cookbooks tell a story just like a novel; with appetizers putting you in the mood, entrees for the action, leading you to desserts for the resolution. The primary way to show that you love and care for people is by creating a warm nurturing environment and cooking for them, which is one of the most basic ways of giving. By serving the meals, you are nurturing and reaping the reward of seeing them satisfied; what could be more meaningful?
Interests All about food, music, travel, swimming, cats, flower gardening, Da Bears, and especially-the Chicago Cubs!
Favorite Movies Ouf of Africa, A Few Good Men, The Godfather, West Side Story, The Dinner, Unfaithful, Fargo, The Breakfast Club. Top Gun, Mystic River, A Christmas Story, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk
Favorite Music Rod Stewart, Rob Thomas, Adele, Elton John, Christina Aguilera, Nina Simone, Michael Buble, Johnny Mathis, Annie Lenox, Aretha, Lady Gaga, and on and on...
Favorite Books Gone Girl, The Book Thief, The Joy Luck Cllub, The Glass Castle, Big Little Lies, To Kill a Mockingbird, Capote, The Hiding Place, In Pieces, Cod, A Moveable Feast, Churchill: A Life, and on and on...