Food makes people happy. It’s as simple as that.
No matter who you are or where you come from, odds are, you like food.Who doesn’t get an adrenaline rush when walking down the baking aisle. Who doesn’t get a tingly feeling when you see those cute little pints of Ben & Jerry’s?
Is that just me? Well, let me tell you, food is love. But better than Ben & Jerry’s or boxed cookies is homemade food.
My best memories of home are the food that my mother made for me when I was a child. When I go home on holidays or breaks, that’s the one thing I look forward to – all the delicious, homemade food I get to indulge in.
Even if my mother was the worst cook on Earth, I would still love to come home to a meal that she made for me. Why? Because she made it with her own two hands, and that’s what makes it special.
There’s something about a home-cooked meal that makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.
Homemade food gives me all the feels. Coming from someone who doesn’t get excited about much, that’s saying a lot.
Some people can’t use a stove or an oven to save their life. I call them kitchen-challenged. Even if whatever they try to make ends up looking like a science project – lumpy, gooey and slimy – you still eat it because it’s homemade.
I have had some pretty poor homemade dinners, but I still ate every one of them and acted like it was the bee’s knees. If someone is going to slave away over a chocolate ganache, I’m going to eat it and love it even if it tastes like whipped mud.
If you are kitchen-challenged, don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try to cook new things. Remember, people always love homemade food, no matter what it tastes like.
If you have an event coming up like a birthday or graduation, tell someone you love them with some cookies or a cake.
I guarantee you that baked goods are the best gift anyone can receive.
I know my face lights up whenever I see freshly-baked cookies. To be honest, those cookies could taste like anything but a cookie and I would still love them.
Perhaps I have a bit of an obsession, but, what can I say? Homemade food is love.
Column by Madison Wepfer, Assistant Features Editor