Growing up, I really enjoyed lasagna (go figure). It’s a major comfort food for me for sure. I just loved the gooey ricotta cheese on mixed with the meat and noodles… not to mention the slightly crispy edges! Whenever my mom served lasagna for dinner, I would always take the end pieces. For having it so much in my childhood, you might be surprised that I never had a homemade lasagna. They were always the ones that were frozen and you just heat up in the oven. I didn’t feel deprived when I was a child; I just thought it was normal to not make lasagna from scratch. Who wants to spend the time to make it? It seems so laborious.
Baking is a wonderful thing. I just love to do it. You get all the wonderful smells that spread throughout the house while something is baking. None of that fried smells you get from frying, say chicken, all evening. It’s also so easy!
I think the main reason I love to bake is because of the smells that come out from the oven… and when you pull out the treats from the oven the smell gets 100x better! I’m all about the lovely smells. It doesn’t have to be cookies or any dessert to smell great. Actual food can smell great too fresh from the oven!