I'm now retired, and have collected recipes for years. I used to collect cookbooks and recipes from magazines. With the invention of the Internet, there are even more sources for my addiction, but Recipezaar is my favorite. Have also learned a lot by watching tv cooking shows over the years. Although I've been cooking for years, I still consider my cooking skills a work in progress. Now that I have more time, I try to make new recipes as often as I can. Even if I made one new recipe every day for the rest of my life, I don't think I could make all that I've collected over the years! Luckily, I have a very willing husband and son who don't mind eating all my experiments. My pet peeve is people who don't listen. Sometimes I think we could all use a lesson in listening.