I make a mean baked brie.
I found a couple recipes online, took the best parts of both, and over a few years of trial and error, came up with something people like.
It's my staple for family functions. People are excited when I bring it. I get asked for the recipe frequently enough.
I like achieving things. And even though I'm not all about being domestic (that sound you hear is my husband laughing his ass off at the very idea), I like having a signature foody thing that always wins people over.
I have a less family-friendly party staple, too, but I'll discuss that another day. Let's just say people like that one, too.
So, good food, praise from people that matter, and a sense of accomplishment? Yeah, that makes me happy.