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About me

Gender Female
Location Chicago area, Illinois, United States
Introduction First of all, I am definitely not a chef, not even a gourmet cook; just a cook in my home. I am married to Bill, the love of my life, and the mother of 2 great sons, Bill, Jr. and Matt, with a wonderful daughter-in-law, Kathy; living in a northwest suburb of Chicago. My addiction is food ~ whether it is cooking, eating, or reading about it; and, my passion is music. I have a weakness for cookbooks and read them like many women read a romance novel, always looking for new creations and interesting facts. Cookbooks tell a story just like a novel; with appetizers putting you in the mood, entrees for the action, leading you to desserts for the resolution. The primary way to show that you love and care for people is by creating a warm nurturing environment and cooking for them, which is one of the most basic ways of giving. By serving the meals, you are nurturing and reaping the reward of seeing them satisfied; what could be more meaningful?
Interests Anything about FOOD, MUSIC, golfing, swimming, cats, flower gardening, Da Bears, and especially-the Chicago Cubs!
Favorite Movies Chocolat, Out of Africa, Breakfast Club, A Few Good Men, Neverland, The Godfather, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Graduate, Capote, From Here to Eternity, The Full Monty, Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont, Fargo, Unfaithful, Hawaii, In Her Shoes, Gone with the Wind, Sideways, Barney’s Version.
Favorite Music Rob Thomas, Carlos Santana, Al Green, Jon Bon Jovi, Maxi Priest, Jack Johnson, Daughtry, Michael Buble, Cher, Los Lonely Boys, Peter Cetera, Toni Braxton, Rod Stewart, Sarah McLachlan, One Republic, Seal, Simply Red, Natalie Cole, Buddy Guy, Laura Izabor, Yvonne Elliman, Chicago, Tift Merritt, Aaron Neville, Nina Simone, Carolina Liar, Johnny Mathis, Harry Connick Jr., Gary Moore, Gary Morris, Sarah McLachlan, Etta James, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Heart, Sara Bareilles, The Ides of March, Peter Cetera, John Mayer, Maroon 5, El DeBarge, Ray LaMontagne, Christina Aguilera, Bob Marley, Jonny Lang, Bruno Mars.
Favorite Books Unbroken, Mayflower, Elizabeth George (Inspector Lynley series), She's Come Undone, The Good Daughter, Jodi Picoult books, Gone With the Wind, To Kill a Mockingbird, Capote, Peter Robinson (Alan Banks series), Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography, The Thorn Birds, Wait Till Next Year, Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, Bill Clinton: My Life, The Devil in the White City: Murder - Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America.