I’ve had no formal training or culinary degrees, just many years of hands-on experience and lots of hard work! I’ve also been published in Better Homes and Gardens magazine 6 times, as well as Taste of Home magazine, for which I’ve been a Field Editor since the mid ’90’s! I’ve won many awards from both magazines as well as being a First Place winner quite a few times for local Chili Cook-Offs back in Indiana as well as New Jersey! SO much fun!!