I have come to realize that I like to cook for other people in order to get positive feedback on what I have prepared.
My best friend April has moved to Italy. Before she left, our other best friend Kellee and I prepared for her an Italian dinner using a mostacciolli recipe that I had received from Kellee's mom when I was in junior high. I loved finding that recipe and preparing it for April, because there was a connection with not only Kellee's mom (who recently passed away), but also a relative of April's who probably shared the recipe with Kellee's mom. And I loved it when I heard the words "This is delicious". It warmed my heart.