I have been thinking a lot about why I like to mess around in the kitchen so much and I think I have finally figured it out. When I make something for the family, especially something sweet, I feel like I am taking good care of them and doing something that makes them happy.
I also want to teach them how to cook, so starting this week, they are each cooking one night a week. I gave them each a list of what that includes (recipe, ingredients, doing it) and it starts tonight, so we will see how that goes. Since we plan meals for the week on the weekend or at least by Monday, they have to decide what it will be by Sunday each week.