ALYSSA: I grew up in New Hampshire on home cooking, tree climbing & giggles. My mom was always in the kitchen packing lunches, roasting chicken & veggies, baking Christmas cookies or decorating elaborate birthday cakes. My brothers & I were always racing on our bikes, sledding, shooting hoops or playing catch. There has always been a lot of love, laughter, activity & fun in my life. As I’ve grown into an adult I’ve continued to live this way – on home cooking(although it’s my own now), tree climbing (although there aren’t as many in LA to climb) & giggles a plenty!
SHIRLEY: I grew up in Netarts, a small town on the Oregon coast close to Tillamook, which has the famous Tillamook cheese factory. While growing up my mother was always cooking in the kitchen & rarely let me in. Every meal started with ground beef, celery & onions then she would add in beans, rice or pasta. As a kid I didn’t like anything my mom cooked & I decided that I was going to do things differently. After hour long bus rides home I would arrive just in time to catch Ducktails with my bag of Doritos. Despite my mom’s ground beef dishes I have taken to the kitchen in my own way.