Growing up, children always hear their parents tell them to "eat their vegetables". Teenagers still hear it, but not nearly as much. Nowadays teenagers get theirselves around, eat out regularly, and are hardly home to enjoy a healthy, home cooked meal.
Baking is one of my favorite hobbies. It helps me learn how different ingredients work together and how different textures affect the outcome of baked goods. Baking is also a great and delicious way to kill time. Having the ability to create yummy treats that bring smiles to peoples faces is a wonderful feeling.
I have many fond memories of baking and experimenting with different recipes. My baking successes and failures are all memories that help me improve at this. Also, the memories of what inspired me to take up this skill are still cherished in my mind. These moments help me to remember the good times I have while baking and why I bake.