I live on a beautiful 20 acres west of Spokane, Washington (or "East of Reardan") with my husband and two wonderful boys. I work full time, in addition to raising my family, so am limited on the amount of time I have to cook. I do a lot of planning and shopping ahead, so am still able to provide full meals for my family just about every night. My favorite cookbooks vary, but right now it's the "Quick from Scratch Italian" by Food & Wine Magazine. My kids love to help in the kitchen and enjoy getting assigned kitchen duties.