I guess that I am kind of a purist. I really want to make things from scratch. No boxed cakes, etc. (I had a dear friend who thought baking from scratch wasn't going to the store to buy a cake but making one from a box, gotta love her)! Recently my DH took a holiday job at a local up scale cooking store.......just for the fun of it and the discount. He got me everything on my wish list and more. I feel like a new bride again but with much better and more sophisticated tools. I am having a ball with all the new stuff and appreciating husband for his generousity and love. Now off to the kitchen........I need a bigger kitchen!!!