We love love love to cook. The husband has culinary experience and over the past (almost) fifteen years of marriage, he has managed to teach me to cook. And we haven't killed each other. Yet. This year I bought him a rice cooker for Christmas and we've already broken it in. He's not necessarily a big cooking gadget person, although we do own and use a fish poacher and a mandoline. For example, he's in the midst of the Bread Project which involves various sourdough starts and lots of bowls of mystery dough in the fridge. It makes amazing bread, though, and without a bread machine.
This year, we are again trying to keep the rosemary going. It is toughing it out on the dining room table in afternoon sun. It isn't happy, but it has grown!