As for cooking, I find it relaxing. You could call me a 'slow cooker' though because I do love to take my time in the kitchen. I love baking, canning, and most recently, learning how to prepare authentic Mexican food. Last night a hispanic friend of mine taught me how to make Chile Rellenos and my heavens, if it wasn't one of the best meals I've ever had. I also recently hosted a mac n' cheese recipe contest on my personal blog, and two recipes tied for first, so I hope to share those with you soon.
However, I must be honest with you and tell you that I've never been successful at baking banana bread. I have tried it several times, and every time it is a disaster. Does anyone else have a baking crutch?
Take care and happy cooking!