I live in Rainier, Oregon with my husband of 5 1/2 years, our pound puppy, our Corgi, and my 7-year old Quarterhorse George. I enjoy cooking as a way to relax (if I can't ride my horse, that is). Most of the time I only use recipes as a "guideline" as I'd rather make it my own. The only recipes I've followed to the letter are a family recipe for banana nut bread and Grandma Ople's Apple Pie (from allrecipes)... neither one need to have anything substituted for them.