I always wanted to cook but never had time to learn how. When I retired I sort of jumped into it solo. The recipes and reviews on this site have been very helpful to me.
I think the hobbies list on this site needs to be expanded to include more diverse interests like golf, pool and watching sports.
My favorite things to cook
Comfort foods such as meat loaf or home-made spaghetti and meat balls, or anything grilled
My cooking triumphs
The first time I made macaroni and cheese (Triple Cheese Macaroni from this site) my wife raved to her friends about how good it was. No one had ever reacted like that to anything I made before.
My cooking tragedies
The first pie I made looked like Key Lime soup in a pie crust.