As long as I can remember, I have been interested in cooking. I started cooking at nine years of age and it all started with watching my Mother and Aunts who were excellent cooks. Our home, and theirs, always had something cooking on the stove or baking in the oven. The aromas of bread baking and tomato sauce simmering beat any room freshener you can buy today! I was also very fortunate to have Home Economics taught in my middle school. All the girls were required to take this course, while the boys took Woodshop. I’m glad I was learning to make fudge versus building a birdhouse!