I'm a homeschooling mother of seven, a labor doula, childbirth educator and apprenticing midwife. I love to cook, it's a great creative release for me. I usually use a recipe as a jumping off point, changing it as it works for us. When I post a recipe if I don't site a source you can assume it was one of my own creations which is likely to be a simple one dish kinda of thing. With a large family I'm all about easy and tasty. A recipe doesn't get posted unless the kids loved it. My star ratings 5 stars- Loved it! the family loved it and it will be added to my main cookbook 4 stars- Really liked it, may make a change or two and add it to my main cookbook 3 stars- Like it, may make it again, but it probably won't be a regular addition 2 stars- it was okay, but not likely to make it again with out many changes 1 star- not very good, would need to make several changes for our family's taste, won't make it again. I'm very honest in my reviews and whereas I don't like giving low reviews I will. I won't try a recipe unless I think my family would enjoy it and I will review it..