Lorene Brooks was born in 1972 in Attleboro, Massachusetts. She moved to Florida when she was 16 and has lived there ever since. Lorene is married to her wonderful Texan husband, Jerry, and they have two beautiful children-Zachary and Rachel. Lorene was taught at a young age how to bake by her maternal grandmother and has loved cooking her entire life. After her grandmother passed away, she decided to collect all the family recipes from both her Yankee heritage and her husband's Texan heritage and create a cookbook that would preserve her family's cooking heritage. She worked hard on her project and was able to compile over 300 family recipes to create this wonderful heirloom of classic family cooking-easy cooking for everyday people. Today, Lorene is still gathering as many recipes as possible. Her cookbook continues to grow along with her love of cooking.