I am Mom to two young adult children, and one little West Highland Terrier. A former So Cal girl, I now live with my husband to be/sous chef in beautiful Western Washington. No beaches in my backyard now, just my herd of deer, squirrels, and occasional woodpecker.After a 160 pound weight loss, my passion for good food was born. I began to appreciate quality food full of great flavor. My motto is "All things in moderation" so I enjoy cooking healthy food, as well as comfort food. My kitchen is the center of my home. Cooking for family and friends is a passion of mine. I say, "if you cook with love your food will show it". There is always room for you in my kitchen!