Some of the men in my family are creative geniuses in the kitchen. I taught them to enjoy cooking - so much so, that I have to admit they may have surpassed me in their ability to create original culinary masterpieces. I love to cook, but have always gone 'by the book'. But my boys have encouraged me to think outside the box and we now create in the kitchen together, which I thoroughly enjoy.
I think men just think differently about where things should go. When I go looking for a tool in the garage I am totally lost and have no idea where to start looking. My husband has a system, but it makes no sense to me. I imagine the kitchen is just as foreign to him, since his culinary skills are limited to Campbell's Soup and peanut butter on saltines.
So I've decided that my kitchen is an open kitchen. Maybe I'll even teach my husband how to cook something some day.
We seem to get along fine the way things are - best not to mess with success ;)