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I am the mother of six children ranging in aage from 18 down to 3. Needless to say, it is quite a challenge finding recipes all will agree to. When I find something, believe me, I'll do everything I can to make different versions of it! I am a full-time mom now, but in the near future I'll be heading back into the work force. I cook not just to feed my family- I truly LOVE to cook! I don't think I've met something Italian I haven't liked yet, and I am forcing myself to branch out to different ethnic food preparations. I can't live without Giada DeLaurentis' "Everyday Italian" cookbook. I also enjoy the recipes from "Food Network Favorites". My kids want me to start my own catering business, but I'm afraid it will take the fun out of the cooking I do. I hope that when I make something for someone to enjoy, they find it has an authentic taste. If it's Asian, I want to replicate the way it would be prepared and served in an Asian home. I don't want to "dummy up" food, just to make it faster. I believe you can taste when something is made with love. That's my philosophy.