My husband and I live in Northern Indiana with our 14 month old son. We love it here! Every year we have a huge garden with his family. We're able to can green beans and tomatoes, freeze sweet corn, pumpkin puree, and zucchini. I love to cook, especially baking sweet treats but I don't do that as often as I used to...gotta watch the figure ;) I try to make out a monthly menu and stick to it as much as possible...I use a list of our favorite recipes new and old so we aren't tempted to eat out quite so much..it works for us.