I'm not a great cook, but I like to try. I love the challenge of creating a meal based on what's on hand. It's not always a success, but it's fun. I don't bake all that well, but I keep working on it. I'm in search of the perfect coffee cake recipe. I also love recipes with apples, pumpkin, or fresh herbs. I enjoy ethnic foods. Once I try something in a restaurant, I like to attempt to re-create it at home. I can't bake bread to save my life.