I grew up in Minnesota and South Dakota, moved on to New York City and Atlantic City, New Jersey and Baltimore, Md. Worked in restaurants in Wisconsin and Minnesota on the beautiful St. Croix River where I learned many things about steak, seafood, chicken and CHEESE CURDS!!! YUMMY!!! I've had to semi-retire from professional cooking for reasons, but at home I'm always in the kitchen. I should put a cot in it! My mom and grandma were superb cooks, but their recipes were in their heads, so I only have a few on paper(bummer!). My favorite passion is Harley-Davidson motorcycles, been to Sturgis, South Dakota 5 times. Miss it now that I'm on the west coast. Been to Laughlin, Nevada's run. Too boring for what I've done and seen in Sturgis.