Hello ~ well let me start by saying I am not a writer. This I know….but, I do love to cook. I love to try new foods, new restaurants and any thing to do with food. I need a way to journal what I am doing and share recipes with my friends so here goes ~ I guess I am a blogger now. I have a real love for cookbooks ~ I have collected them for many years now and have some where over 4000 ~ yes, 4000! I no longer buy many since I have so many….I go to the library and check them out and believe me they have a wonderful selection. Better than the bookstore. I am known at the library as the cookbook lady ~ oh dear me. I grew up in the country and spent a good part of my life there. I have lived in the south most of my life. Welcome to my Southern way of life!