I am a mother of four (2 of each kind) and a photographer. I currently reside in Tacoma, WA but have lived in Phoenix, AZ and Reno, NV. My hometown is Fresno, CA. Besides learning that I am turning into a good cook I am refining my artistic skills. I get rave reviews on my photography, art and, now, my cooking. Allrecipes is my go-to site for all things recipe. In fact I should give credit to allrecipes for my burgeoning interest in cooking.