Welcome to my cookbook. I have liked to cook ever since watching my grandmother cook when I spent many precious weekends with her. In 1961 I married an Italian and learned to make many great recipes from my mother-in-law. During my married years I have taken a lot of cooking classes and have met many great chef friends who have shared their recipes with me. Fall is one of my favorite seasons. Soups and breads are one of our favorite meals. I enjoy making a lot of variety breads. I use the bread machine for making the dough and then bake the breads in the oven. Now that fall is setting in I will be looking for new recipes for soups, pumpkin desserts, and comfort foods. Since moving to Virginia and having military friends I have been eating foods from all over the world. I will be posting some of those recipes also. Happy cooking to all of you.