I grew up in Wisconsin, but I have lived in Minnesota for the past 19 years. My father owned a bakery when I was young and we lived in an apartment up above--I usually smelled like a donut when I went to school! I started cooking at an early age when my parents were busy working downstairs and I was left to fend for myself. My first creations were hamburgers on white bread with mayonnaise and Easy Bake Oven desserts. Now I'm a short order cook for my family---pastas, soups, omelets...sometimes all at once.