I am reformed. I used to take pride in making great reservations. Now I take pride in great recipes. I'm part of the generation that missed the required "home-ec" course. I'm part of the generation where "getting to a man's heart through his stomach" was a sign of female weakness for a career woman like me. Now, however, I'm finding that I don't lose career points by being able to whip up an exceptional dinner. I don't have to, rather, I want to. I'm a station manager for a group of radio stations, I'm a wife to my professional marketing company owner, I'm a mother to my daughter who is enterring college.