I love to cook for my family of 6, and whoever else wants to join us. DH is a grill master so I specialize in everything but the meat!! My specialties are homemade pizza/sauce, soups, and pies! I can spend hours looking for recipes on zaar, which is as much fun as the actual cooking itself! I think too many 5 star ratings are given though!! Too often I eagerly serve up a recipe that hundreds of zaar folks have raved over, only to discover it is just average... And I know how to follow a recipe! I also love anything outdoors... vegetable/flower gardening, hiking, horseback riding/training. But in the winter, I love to make a big batch of hearty soup, fresh homemade bread, and something yummy for dessert! I think I've gained 15lbs this winter!!