Hi, I'm a California native, traveled the world with my soldier hubby, then settled here in Kentucky,the land of racing horses and Burboun whiskey. I live alone now but my 2 DDs and 7 grandkids like just a few doors down so I always have a houseful I love to cook. It's really ALL about the food, isn't it? These days I look for recipes that are easy to prepare and easily made in smaller amounts, although I often will make a full recipe and freeze it in portions for days when I can't cook. Both DDs are my cooking buddies. Two or three times a week they come over and help with the prep and cooking, trying out the new recipes I've found here on Zaar. They also help with the eating, as do the SILs and grandkids. How I rate recipes: 5 Stars ~ Fabulous and I loved it just the way it is ~ Perfect. 4 Stars ~ Needs a tune up, a tweak here and there. A keeper. 3 Stars ~ A good idea that is not quite working. Repairs needed May or may not be a keeper. 2 Stars ~ This recipe would need a major overhaul to suit me. Probably will not make again. 1 Star ~ Just not my cup of tea ~ will not make again.