The other day while at work a women and I were talking about baking. The girls at the office refer to me as their own little Martha Stewart. I am always bringing some sort of snack/pie/cake/cookie to have them try. She wanted to know what I made this week. That week I had made the girls cupcakes for my one of their birthdays. As we were talking, a man who was sitting in our reception area came up to us. He seemed confused. I ask him if he was alright and he looked at me like I had two heads. Then he asked “From scratch? With flour?”. He said that he had never seen his wife make any sort of dessert from scratch and didn’t think that anyone really did that anymore. I was taken completely by surprise. I thought that a lot of people did still work in the kitchen to make things. I made it my mission that day to ask around to see if people did. And you know what I found out….no they don’t. A lot of people think that it is a waste of time and if they really need something either the bakery has it or the supermarket. One mother told me, “What’s the use when the mixes are just as good!”. Another small, skinny women said, “It is all so fattening and everybody worries about their weight these days”. Now I am not saying that I make everything from scratch, but I try to make as much as possible. Maybe people don’t cook any more because of their busy schedules, maybe they have preconceived notions that cooking is harder then it really is, or maybe people have just gotten lazy. It is sad, but true.