I am a 19 year old [female] University student who loves to cook and bake with any spare time I have...!! I find it so relaxing and enjoyable to be in the kitchen, discover and try new recipes, and hopefully find some excellent keepers. Cooking, Baking, and long-distance running are the ways I de-stress and relax. I find that Recipezaar is also great for my mom who, after cooking for a large family for over 20 years, finds it hard to motivate herself to cook; with Recipezaar, there is always a new recipe to try, and it is so rewarding to find a dish that everyone enjoys. My absolute favourite thing to do in the kitchen is bake. I find it very methodical, relaxing, and fun. I worked for a restaurant in the past as the assistant pastry chef, and learned a lot from the head pastry chef. Thus, I have quite some experience baking, and have done a variety of challenging desserts because of my experience there.