I love to learn new things. This has gotten me in trouble from time to time. As a child, I was often labeled precocious or hyperactive as a result. Through some wonderful teachers, music and 4-H, I was able to expand my knowledge. This love of learning followed me through undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs.

At age 33, I was faced with the challenge of a rare neurological disease, the Chiari Malformation, which has resulted in years of severe headaches and chronic pain. I have undergone numerous neurosurgical procedures. I believe these are other learning experiences from which to grow.

One continuing theme throughout my life has been a love of cooking and learning family recipes. That’s why I created this page. I wished to be able to convey these recipes to you.

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