I learned to bake in school and that started my joy for making all kinds of goodies. Over the years, I have finally become a cook of many things, not always needing a recipe anymore. Love seasonings, herbs and unique flavors. Hobby these days seems to be "tasting" recipes by reading them. I do it all the time and actually am becoming a recipe hoarder, I think.
Living in The Villages, FL is like being in an Adult Disneyworld. We drive golf carts everywhere,have hundreds of clubs and groups to join. I really enjoy my Curious Cuisiners group here. Has increased my joy of trying new recipes.