Most of the time I like recipes that can be made quickly and easily. 30-minute meals are my kind of cooking. The crockpot is great too! When I do have time, I enjoy cooking and baking, planning a nice dinner... I'm happy to have found this web community of Recipe*zaar. I've made a number of recipes so far and all have been successful. Of course, to be honest, they have not been complicated ones, or ones with too many ingredients.... but I am proud of myself just the same that it's a home-made dinner and not take-out or drive thru! My favorite poem goes like this: I meant to do my work today But a brown bird sang in the apple tree And a butterfly flitted across the field And all the leaves were calling me.... And the wind went sighing over the land Tossing the grasses to and fro And a rainbow held out its shining hand - So what could I do, but laugh, and go?