I've have a love/hate affair with food. But for the reasons you might think. I've had Crohn's disease for over 30 years and when I ate, I woulld get so violently ill, I couldn't eat much or at all. So I learned early on to eat to live, not live to eat. Since my disease had finally gone into remission after 2 resections, I have actually learned to appreciate food and have developed quite palette.
I've been cooking with a flair of Italian and American influences. I love to bake, make pasta, etc. What makes me happy is making my family happy when they sit down to eat. That is my thanks, their smiling faces.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook soups/stews. I love chopping vegetables and diligently work hard at making a rich, full flavored broth. Then I make a fresh loaf of bread to go along with it. When I try recipes, I typically read them over and make them the way I wanted to in the first place.
I also enjoy baking, cookies, cakes, cinnamon rolls, etc.