My name is Kristen Gayman. I have been a cook for 25 years following in the footsteps of my mother, who made every meal and dessert from scratch. My approach to food is based on her method of simplicity. When you prepare food for your family using healthy, whole ingredients and find efficient and economical ways to approach meal-planning, it all falls together. You feel better. Your children get the right kind of food they need for healthy growth. You save money and time. And there are more opportunities for family togetherness around the table.