My name is Crystal. I'm a teacher and wife and volunteer. I cook all the time. It's not always fancy. And sometimes I get around to posting about it. I've been cooking my whole life. Seriously, there is a photo somewhere of me in footie pajamas stirring something in a bowl. The grocery store is one of my favorite places, especially supermarkets that feature locally grown produce and economical natural and organic options. I like to splurge occasionally on special ingredients or products, but I also love inventing dishes from refrigerator leftovers. My cookbook standbys are Betty Crocker, The Joy of Cooking, Best Recipes from America's Test Kitchen, and the Mennonite Community Cookbook. Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe's, and Wegmans are my own personal heavens on earth. Enjoy the food, and get out and make your own!