Mother of four and husband to one; married for 20+ years. Home schooled for six years--these were my most interesting cooking years. You have to stretch your cooking muscle to keep their interest.

Simple and Easy Homemade Mayonnaise

There is nothing like homemade mayonnaise and making it is a zen-like experience. The first time you make it, clear your calendar and your mind; turn off your phone and play soft music. Being successful the first attempt will bolster your confidence and encourage your homemade spirit.

Roast Pork Chops and Apples

A one dish meal. I need quick and easy dishes on sports nights or I'm going to have to resort to pizza--AGAIN. This is one of my favs.

Egg and Pretzel Brunch Casserole

Pretzel pieces are a mainstay of my pantry. I love to cook with them. This is a favorite.