I have lived in Iowa, Seattle, WA, Rapid City, S.D., Nashville, TN, but was raised in Kansas City, MO and have been back here for 20 years. I am a city girl; don't adapt well to country living. Baking is my passion, unfortuantely, as it does get costly and has added poundage as I love trying new recipes, especially those that are not too challenging. I just retired and plan to visit JAP much more frequently!!