I'm a stay-at-home wife to a wonderful husband,Charles (who is a great cook himself)and mother to two handsome young men,ages 19 and 22. I grew up in a house of women who loved to cook. My maternal Grandmother lived with us... I'd say her specialty was baking, although everything she made tasted wonderful. My Mom is also an excellent cook, as are my three sisters. Grandma and Mom were always encouraging us to try new recipes, so I remember cooking at an early age. My paternal Grandfather, who was from Sweden, lived right next door and he had a huge garden every summer. I have many memories of fantastic meals made just from that garden!