Homeschooling mother of 7. Married 24 years this September. Our oldest boy was sous chef at a local restaurant, hence the name I picked for myself. He graduated from Culinary college last Spring and now he works as Sushi chef at the hottest sushi joint in town. It's not as challenging culinary-wise and he misses that, but sushi eaters are BIG tippers and he is saving up to go overseas for mission work. Two years ago I decided to take control of my health and life. And that included quitting a 30 year smoking habit on Feb. 12, 2006 and losing 30 lbs. I have succeeded in doing both! I feel great and I am getting very adventuresome in my life. I now walk all over town, ride my bike, have been known to skateboard :-) and on my 45th birthday I went and jumped off a BIG rope swing into a (COLD!) lake. YIKES! I have also been getting adventuresome in my cooking and eating. I love eating more than I love cooking, but mostly because 90% of the kids AND my husband likes junk food and I don't! I joined zaar's to start making yummy healthy foods for myself, and hopefully in the process, convince the rest of the family that good food is Good Food! My whole lifestyle and way of eating/cooking has so totally changed that I really need help figuring out how to cook so my family is satisfied, and yet healthy.