Few things get me going like a good baking session.
It's both relaxing and stimulating. The myriad of textures, scents, and flavors soothes me, but the precision that it requires keeps me excited and on my toes. Nerd alert! I am a recipe follower to the core, which may explain why I usually prefer baking to cooking.
My baking session "recipe" usually calls for lots of sugar, flour, and butter, an ipod for shuffling good music, and every pot, pan, and utensil I own. The result is usually something delicious, sometimes something beautiful (and sometimes something that only tastes beautiful), and a head to toe dusting of flour for myself and the kitchen.