I am a mother to 2 wonderful little boys. I work outside the home and love my job. My new year's resolution (started in Feb.) was to try at least one new recipe a week for my family of 4. DH will eat almost anything that I cook and seldom has a negative comment. We usually decide if a recipe is a "keeper", "keeper with modifications", or "don't ever try again". Fortunately, there are very few in the third category. My philosphy on cooking is that a recipe is only a guideline. Much like life, have fun! Add your own personal touches! Cooking is a stress reliever for me and I am very humbled by any compliments I may receive. My mother taught me what to do (and what not to do) in the kitchen. She was a SAHM and how she kept our family of 7 on track, is still beyond comprehension. I owe my cooking successes to my mom and am very thankful and excited that I get to still share my cooking stories/recipes with her. Much like my mother, measuring is not really my thing unless I am baking (where it is really important). I hope that you will try the recipes that I have shared and hope they fall into the "keeper" category for you. Keep cooking!