I've been baking since I was six years old...but I rarely go beyond the basics. I love recipes that are easy, predictable, and delicious! When I'm tired or a bit down, baking relaxes me and cheers me up. Since I'm maintaining a substantial weight loss (or trying to, anyway!), I can't put too many temptations before myself, so I try to do it when there are people around to enjoy the results. I love baking people happy!