WINNER! The fondest memories are made when gathered around the table.

I also have a husband that supports my habit of cooking and blogging by doing many things, one of which is going to the grocery at 7 am every Sunday morning to purchase the items on my list.

Why does he do this? Well, he loves me! And as a very early riser he insists that with the store practically empty he can shop in a fraction of the time, allowing us to use that time for other things?

I am a firm believer that no one has time to cook and go to the grocery store every single day. If you take the big grocery shop out of the picture (don’t get me wrong I do need to stop for one or two items on a regular basis) you will find the time to cook.

The reason I go through all this effort is that, selfishly, dinner is my absolute favorite time of the day. I have a saying on the wall of my kitchen that "The fondest memories are made when gathered around the table."

I believe this with all my heart as nothing is better than having my favorite people around me sharing a home-cooked meal. After a long day at work and school, it’s a gift of time together. Sharing, talking, laughing, and eating gives us time to relax, reconnect and nourish ourselves. My favorite cookbooks make this possible.

So, what are you waiting for?
Pull out your cookbooks and pad of paper and get started – there are so many amazing dinners waiting for you.