Today is very different then just a few years ago. All my children are moved out so I do not have to cook as much as I use to. I use to cook for 8, now I cook for 2! What a difference it is and it took some getting use to. I work as a Driver Instructor part-time and I am in my last semester of college. I use the crock pot a lot. Three days a week I leave before dinner so when my husband gets home,he eats and then turns it off or on low, then when I get home I eat and put the leftovers in the fridge. It works out good.I like to bake but I do a lot less of that too now a days, mostly because I am trying to loose some weight. I enjoy trying new recipes; allrecipes.com is my favorite place to look for them. There has been very few recipes that I have tried from this site that have not turned out great. I think mostly because of the other cooks that write the reviews! Thanks to all of you that write them!