I love to cook tried and true recipes, as well as venturing into new ones. I'll try anything twice (in case, I mess up the first time:) I feel a home-cooked meal gives more pleasure to my family any day over eating out, from bonding to quality to money saved. The only thing I then have in it is my time...and the time I spend in the kitchen is a true escape for me. Living in such a fast-paced world, I feel like there's never enough time. But, standing in my kitchen, for some reason, I feel as if time stands still. I am able to be creative, feel accomplishment & serve others in that time, whether it is a seven course meal or quick & easy recipe I am preparing.