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Hi! I'm so glad you've made it over to my little corner of RecipeZaar. I just love this site- I find it very theraputic and fun to surf for new recipes. My favorite ones are quick and easy and yet use a minimum of convenience items. Oh, and they have to taste yummy enough to serve my hungry munchkins!! I have two great little ones, a boy and a girl, which I affectionately refer to as "the smalls". I stay at home with them every day while my wonderfully loving and perfect-for-me husband works hard for us. Besides loving to cook, I also love to sew (simple projects- a seamstress I am not) and crochet. No afghans or doilies here, just cute little dolls and sometimes baby slippers or hats. I like to make quick things- they give the instant gratification I need!! I love to cook and I really love Recipezaar! I am glad to have met so many nice people through this site. I have a couple of family members that also love RecipeZaar: my sister cass and sam http://www.recipezaar.com/member/663171 and my mom is pondfrogs http://www.recipezaar.com/member/148840. Together we scour these pages for the best and yummiest RecipeZaar has to offer. Here's how I rate recipes I've tried. 1. I do not like to give one or two stars, and I especially dont like to give them unless I know I followed the recipe correctly. 1. I would consider any rating that I give 3 stars or better to be a "good" recipe. 2. Any recipe that I give a "4" my husband and I really enjoyed and I would definitely make again. 3. Any recipe that I give a "5" is an exceptional recipe that I wouldnt want to live without. I also consider the time to make and how easy it was to prepare. For example, even if a recipe was "very good" (which is 4 stars according to Recipezaar), I might rate it 5 stars because it tasted great, was easy, and didnt take a long time to make. When cooking I try to avoid convenience foods when possible. It seems like people are on either one side of the fence or the other when it comes to this. As for me, I feel like I am cheating when I use canned soup or a pre-made ingredient. It's generally healthier and less expensive, so I try and stick with the real stuff. Lately I am a one-armed cook, with my boy on my hip and my girl swinging away in her infant swing. My little guy loves to help me cook. I pull a chair up to the counter and he is my little assistant. Really he makes more of a mess than anything, but he sure does enjoy himself! I have done a lot of freezer cooking, which I really enjoy and have found to be a real convenience. I am a strong advocate for breastfeeding and have been either breastfeeding, pregnant, or both for the past 3 years. It is so important for little munchkins to get the nutrition that they need! :) We are Christians and try to live according to the principles of the Bible. I want to be my husband's crowning glory and my kids to grow up knowing Jesus Christ and all He has done for us. My hearts desire is to be a genuine person who makes a difference, even if just in my little corner of the world. A few months ago my Mom (her 'zaar name is Pondfrogs) was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 46. My Grandma (her Mom) died at an early age of the same form of breast cancer, and my husbands mom is also a survivor. So, I feel very blessed to be in good health and try to keep in perspective that we are only on this earth for such a short while. That's why It is so important to know Jesus as Savior, because He is the only way to Heaven! Thank you for visiting my little page. I sure hope that you try and enjoy my recipes :). Take comfort in knowing that I wont post one publicly unless I've tried it and consider it Recipezaar-worthy.