Hello Charlie, and welcome to Chef Talk. Congratulations on your marriage! Ah, the adventure begins.....
If you're interested in learning new recipes and techniques, you're in the right place. As a home cook, you'll find the members are helpful to you in spite of your budding culinary skills. I'm a home cook too, and have learned a lot here in 10 years!
However, if you don't have 10 years to dedicate to Chef Talk (although I highly recommend it), I advise you to use the search tool. With it, you can locate discussions on various recipes (say, "how do I cook asparagus?" or "what the heck can I do to make tofu tasty?"). You can also find discussions on equipment and techniques ("I'd like to use a slow cooker to make my life easier. How do I use it to best advantage?" or "Do I have to buy an expensive steamer to make my salmon steaks come out well?"). You'll get answers from others in Maryland, but also from Oregon, Taiwan, Australia and Peru! Some will be chefs with seasoned experience; others will be home cooks (as I am) or one skill level above you.
The wikis, articles, photo gallery, equipment reviews and more will be helpful as well.
Say, have you tried those plastic bags for microwave cooking? I love them. The veggies come out tasting much better for some reason. I haven't tried them with salmon, etc., but I bet they'd work.