I like to try new things! I love baking especially and I like hunting for "authentic" recipes. When I have time, I prefer to make things from scratch because of the satisfaction I get from doing things myself. I love it when I make a new recipe and I can feel that it just "worked." I'll spend hours looking at recipes, and reading about methods. I like understanding what's going on behind the recipe. I happen to be of the opinion that canned cream of mushroom soup isn't an ingredient, but apparently that's just me.