I started properly cooking and baking from when I was 10, I am now 12. A lot of the recipes on this site are made by me, Abbie.
I really like cooking and baking and I hope people who learn from this site do to. It's a great skill to have that, unfortunately, not nearly enough people have.
I started off baking with fairy cake-type things. But soon I went onto more advanced things like puddings, then I found I had a talent at pastry-making and just got better from there. I soon wanted to do more and ended up making my first complete meal, Spaghetti Bolognese. I made this totally from scratch using just fresh ingredients. Here is a link to the recipe if you want to have a look.
I was so surprised to learn that most people don't cook, and I think it’s because they've never tried so they never learned. Instead, they opt for ready-made meals. I'm hoping some of those people see our website and realised if a 12 year old can, anyone can!
I'm home educated so I have a lot of time to practice between work and I DEFINATLEY don't find recipes to get out of work. You'll find a lot of the recipes here are made by me and I try to give helpful tips to make things easier and I usually say how difficult I found it.
I regularly find that I have to convert from cups to grams and the same with gas mark to Celsius and Fahrenheit. I recently did a post showing how to convert between these to make things a little simple when dealing with recipes. Here is that post, simple conversions.
My little sister helps me sometimes, hopefully she will start cooking soon as well.