This week, I am proud to call myself a cookbook author. It has been a decade in the making, and definitely a labour of love.

Every Sunday, I pull out one cookbook and have my kids go through it to choose things that sound good to them. They each get to pick one night, and we do a kids' choice bonus night.

As much as I like to be creative in the kitchen, there are many times I simply want to follow instructions and have ideas with pretty pictures placed in front of me.