Hi from another newbie. I bet I've messed up more stuff than you!
It's so fun, though, when you try something and get it right!! I once thought that if you wanted good food, you had to eat out. Now, I'm all, "Look at me! This is better than any I've had before!"
I am currently trying to get the hang of hash browns. They're either underdone or a giant, fused clump and never much good. Edible, just not good.
What are you working on? Anything special?