I have made recipes for many years as a cooking addict. However, I have to admit that, more often than not, I have made recipes because I felt that I "should" make them--the "keeping up with the Joneses" mentality. Does that make sense? I am a perfectionist in many things, and, of course, cooking became one of them. In the March CL, there was an article that discussed how being a perfectionist in your hobbies may not be the best *for* you, and that perfectionism creates stress. Anyway, that information was pretty enlightening, but I think deep down inside I knew it all along. To make a long story short, I have discovered that I'm actually happiest when I make only a small number of recipes every month, because then I am less stressed and have more time to *enjoy* life. Of course, since I'm posting this on a cooking site, many of you will probably think that I've completely lost my mind, but I have indeed found that I'm happier when I don't try to make that many recipes--only a special few. Well, flames away, and enjoy the poll!