I am a widow with 6 children ages 24 down to 13. I enjoy baking alot and love to put on a great presentation for holidays. My husband left me his business so I don't have as much time to spend in the kitchen as I used to but still manage to work it in. We have many family traditions that we treasure but it is fun to create new ones. After all these years, it's hard to fit them all in. I cook for my church a lot since they are a captive audience. I use them to experiment. My mother is a great cook and she taught ne the basics when I was growing up.