It wasn't until I got married (2004) that I discovered I love to cook! Almost all of my recipes come from Zaar now, although I will never part with my Mennonite Community Cookbook. (It remains the most informative cookbook I own, and is the style of food I grew up on.) I believe in eliminating unnatural additives in our diet by avoiding prepared foods whenever possible. I have made my own cream of chicken soup, barbecue sauce, mayonnaise, and more! If I had more time, maybe lived in colonial days, I would do more of that... :) But I also work full time in a church-based preschool teaching 3 year-olds. During the school year, lesson planning keeps me very busy. My mother-in-law recently moved in with us, so we're trying to work out the sharing of kitchen duties. I've got to get her to be computer-savvy, so she can cook off of Zaar, too!