I'm a programmer analyst living in Hawaii. As a child growing up, my mother used to spend many hours in the kitchen cooking and baking. My interest in cooking began when I was about 12 years old when I used to help my mother bake bread in old metal coffee cans. As I treat, I used to fix my parents breakfast in bed on Saturday mornings. I was in charge of the menu and making sure everything was delivered in a timely manner, hot and not burnt. I worked as a professional cook in Carson City, Nevada back in the early 1970's. I still love to cook but not in a professional capacity.