I love to cook or bake without having to run to the grocery store. As a result, I rarely follow recipes, but rather use them as general guidelines to determine flavor combinations and ratios.
My favorite things to cook
Soup and bread! I love making vegetarian soups and soup is not complete without a good dipping bread.
My cooking triumphs
There is a zucchini bread recipe from my childhood that I make for almost all potlucks I attend or to take to work. Everyone loves it. During the last couple years I've started experimenting with the recipe and for X-mas added raisins and dried cranberries for a 'fruit cake like' feel. It's a hit.