For many of us, life is so full of meaningless activity and distractions. I have always loved cooking for others.It began when I was a young girl growing up on a farm in Saskatchewan. Following my recovery from an addiction to alcohol 17 years ago, I began to appreciate the significance of life’s simple pleasures. One of these is the blessing we receive when we enjoy good food in the company of family and friends. For me, there is joy and healing in the simple act of sitting down with loved ones to share a meal. I hope that you will be inspired by the pages of this book to create wonderful moments with yours.