The kitchen is the center of most homes – we eat, share, build community, and problem solve. Many of us have such hectic lives that we don’t want to spend a long time on our feet cooking dinner when we come home and through the years our family has developed some recipes that allow for home-cooked goodness with restaurant style speed. We love to laugh, joke, and talk about all manner of interesting items. We love livin’life as we craft gifts, hone hobbies into skills, and find ways to make income and expenses balance. We hope that as we share our scrapbook of life with you that you will also share with us. We are an everyday American family with dreams and goals – let’s find ways to live, laugh, and love as we achieve them together.