I'm 24 years old and a stay at home mom to an outgoing 5 year old little girl. My husband is a CH-47 Chinook helicopter engineer and we just returned to the United States after living in the Netherlands for a few years. I love music, word games, spades, the beach, laughing and trying out new recipes.

While living here in Holland, I've discovered that there are a lot of ingredients that are called for in various recipes, that just aren't offered here. I am definitely challenged each time I set out to try a new recipe. Sometimes I have to go with a substitution; sometimes I have to find a recipe for an ingredient that's called for, and other times I have to simply have my family import certain products for me so that I can have them on hand. All in all, I'm always up for trying new things!