I am an interior designer and currently a stay at home. I am also a wife, and mother to two crazy fun girls and our new baby boy. I love to entertain friends, but hate every-day cooking, well the cleaning mostly. My dream is to have a kitchen large enough for friends to sit around the island and chat while I prepare a wonderful meal for them. I never use my small (72 sq ft) kitchen as an excuse not to entertain; I just have smaller, more frequent parties. :) I love Recipe Zaar for its great variety of choices. I am a cookbook junky, but zaar has got me looking at them less and using zaar more. I still love to thumb through my cookbooks, but I always check zaar to see if there might be something better, easier, quicker, or similar to add to my cookbooks. I love to plan parties - themes, food, decorations the whole shebang. My favorite party planning book is "Do it for Less Parties". It has great food planned around a specific theme with decoration and entertainment ideas.