Grew up in Alabama, happy wife of 34years, mother of 3, grandmother of 3. LOVE to cook, garden and shop!! I am not a connoisseur when it comes to recipe development, but my family likes my cooking anyway! Now that we are empty nesters, I plan to start experimenting more with new and healthy ways of cooking. Being from the South, my favorite ingredients are butter, bacon fat, sour cream, whole cream, salt and even ham hocks. Oh, my heart! Do you see the need for change in my life? Well, I look forward to trying some of the fabulous recipes I've seen on FOOD52. My old black irons and my new Le Creuset are waiting!