For me, the baking urge and the cooking urge are not creative impulses at all. They are caretaking impulses. This is why I have difficulty counting them as creative even when I'm making up recipes from scratch: because the creative part is a pleasant side effect, not why I do them. Making a loaf of bread? Fine. Making a loaf of bread specifically for someone who will specifically enjoy it? Deeply personally satisfying.
The story that came before Fortress of Thorns was a fairly rare union of creative and caretaking impulses, for reasons I don't want to get into here (=in public; you can talk to me on e-mail about it if you're curious). Anyway, I'm glad I've got that mostly sorted out.