I find a great deal of pleasure in sitting down and looking through a cookbook. When I check books out at the library, typically the larger percentage of them are cookbooks. I can hardly bear to throw a magazine away until I've clipped out the good looking recipes. I have a nice collection of cookbooks, old and new. In fact, I realize that there probably aren't enough hours left in my lifetime to be able to make all of the delicious recipes that I want to try.
In my "dream" house, I think I would like to have a second kitchen. This kitchen would always be set up and ready for me to step into it to make any pie or cake at a moment's notice. And of course since my family wouldn't possibly be able to eat all of the decadent desserts that I would be making, I would love to just be able to give them away to anyone who would have them .... after I have been able to have a small piece first of course.