Hi, beginner_chef. What a treat that you have joined us! I was a newly married cook at 19, many years ago. Trust me, lots of reading and asking questions and practice will turn you into a wonderful cook. Stay with us and ask lots and lots of questions. We're glad you've found us.
P.S. You could be a neighbor. I live in the far western part of Kentucky.
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!