Cooking is a hobby. I love watching the food channel - it helps me add new cooking habits. I rarely follow a recipe but when I create something good I write it down. When I do use a recipe it is to give me direction and then I adapt it to my tastes and available ingredients. I love cooking from scratch. When I make bread I mill my own wheat, other grains including gluten-free, and/or legumes for flour. I prefer the long method of cooking or baking. It is normally healthier and tastier.