When I say I enjoy creating things and being creative, I mean it in two ways. The first is the standard usage: I like the invention, putting together something out of nothing or the mental bits and bobs of everything. The intellectual and inspiration side.
The second is more fundamental and broader: I like making things from scratch, combining materials into a result you can experience, whether visually or with your tastebuds. The physical and tactile side (even typing is tactile), which doesn't necessarily have to have a "creative" component by the typical definition. Then again, even in the most specifically followed recipe, there's some variance, some trusting of instinct, and nuance learned in repetition.
If there's a weakness in this interpretation for me, it's that I have trouble creating unless I have a purpose for the final product. Food is easy: that's going in my belly. (Or someone else's.) Stories and novels are intended for submission and the hope of publication. I find that sometimes, it's hard to motivate myself to finish a harp arrangement unless I have a gig on the books where I can play it. It's why I don't work much with visual art: I have a fractal deviation, a drawing, a photo ... now what do I *do* with it? What purpose does it serve?
Homemade ice cream requires no purpose, of course. Just a bowl and a spoon.