I starting cooking when I was twelve because my mother worked and my father was disabled. By the time I was seventeen, I was cooking "fancy" dinners for my boyfriend. (Fancy = shrimp scampi, cornish game hens, etc.)
As for my interests, I love reading and also enjoy making jewelry, crocheting, blogging, and (of course) cooking.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook are things that I throw together without following an exact recipe. Sometimes I'll just completely ad-lib in the kitchen and other times I will look up several recipes for a particular dish and mix-and-match the ingredients.
Three of my families favorite dishes are Swedish Meatballs, San Fransisco Pork Chops, and Teriyaki Chicken with rice and vegetables.