Cooking is my main creative outlet. Hey, I have to do it anyway, so why not decide to love it! I'm a passionate cook and recipe collector, and rarely make the same recipe twice. I usually follow a recipe for something I've never tried the first time I make it, then take off with my own variations. I enjoy baking, but understand cooking better and am more comfortable experimenting. I do not use any yeast recipes, just have an aversion to waiting for things to rise! I love Ina Garten, because she cooks the same way I do. I also love America's Test Kitchen, because their recipes always work!