Hi, Michelle. Welcome to HOMEGROWN! My name is Jennifer, and I'm the flock tender here (site updater and tweaker, feeder and waterer of content). I’m so glad you found us! We especially love welcoming parents who care about introducing their kids to nature and to good food! And I love your take on a “cheats” minestrone. Genius. If you’re ever game for sharing that recipe or others, one way to do so is by posting in our member blog, The Stew. Elsewhere on HOMEGROWN, you can always find the latest additions to the site at the top of the homepage, and if you’ve ever got questions, please don't hesitate to leave a comment on my profile page or shoot me a message. I hope you feel right at home!