It’s Spring Break this week and for various reasons, my family stayed home. All of my primary cooking friends, however, are on vacation, a plane ride away. It’s a strange feeling not having a friend to cook with — no friend to make a big batch of sauce or a week’s worth of granola. Fortunately for my family, we’ve had several days of leftovers, so they haven’t really noticed. But, for me, I feel the void. My time spent in the kitchen is lonely this week. Although I love to cook, I look forward to spending time with friends in the kitchen, the shared creativity; the give and take and the good conversation. This week, my house isn’t filled with the adventurous scents of new dishes. I have, however, been reminded of the usefulness and fun that comes with Cooking with Friends. I truly don’t know what I’d do without it!