On account of my daughter, I make sure I am never away for more than a week at a time. When I get home, I first have to greet them all: dog, child, husband - in that order (laughs). I usually put my suitcase away, slip into something comfortable and head for the kitchen. I love cooking, especially for my family. When we sit down for a meal, it gets us talking about everything that's on our minds. It was just the same in my childhood. The older you get, the more you come to appreciate this time spent together. That's what it means to be a family.