Learning to Cook

United States
July 18, 2007 11:32pm CST
Hi there i am trying to be a better cook for my family and i just dont know what i am doing. Is there anyone out there that wouldnt mind sharing some good recipes or maybe some good websites that might have some recipes that are easy for beginners. Oh i should mention that i like flavor so recipes that have some flavor or spice to them would be nice. Thank you in advance
5 responses
• United States
22 Jul 07
Hi mom2four, If you enjoy cooking like I do then new recipes will always keep you improving your cooking skills. I have been cooking for over 50 years and love it. I use two websites for new recipes and sometimes find an old favorite with a new twist that is fun to try out. The sites are BettyCrocker.com and Pillsbury.com. They both have 1000s of recipes for all levels of cooks and from different countries if you like to try them out also. They both have a recipe box for you to store your favorite recipes in so that they are easy to find the next time. And they also have a grocery list feature that is helpful. I also like flavor in my recipes and use seasoning in everything that I make. Even mashed potatoes. Who eats them with just butter or gravy anymore? There are so many ways to spice them up it is fun to experiment to find out what everyone likes best. I would say try to make new dishes 2-3 times a week so as to not overwhelm yourself, and to also help your family's taste buds adjust to the new foods and seasonings. And if you mess up something----well, like my dad always said--- that's what garbage disposals are for!!! Enjoy your new experience!!
@wdiong (1818)
• Singapore
22 Jul 07
This is a siusingmple recipe 1/4 cup butter ,1/4 cup soy sauce ,1 bunch green onions ,2 cloves garlic, minced and 6 pork butt steaks . Melt butter in a skillet, and mix in the soy sauce. Saute the green onions and garlic until lightly browned. Place the pork steaks in the skillet, cover, and cook 8 to 10 minutes on each side, Remove cover, and continue cooking 10 minutes, or to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
19 Jul 07
There is one professional cook whose service we hire whenever there are some parties at home. When he was apprentice, his boss told him to prepare some sweet dish. This guy went about doing it, in the process it did not reach the desired result. He added more of Cashew nuts, dry grapes and dry fruits and call that sweet by a different name. Need less to say, everyone admired it!! So when you are learning to cook, if something gets spoiled, before that mix something else and give a new name.
• Philippines
19 Jul 07
hi mom2four! cooking should not be additional hard work for a mom like you. i recommend that you try out this website - allrecipes.com - here you will find easy, no-fuss recipes for beef, pork, chicken, seafood, vegetables, etc that both you and your family will love. have fun!
@rohit55_56 (2301)
• India
19 Jul 07
hiiii first i want to congrats you for your first disscussion here on mylot................and here is your first response dear i know a website from where you got some help on recipes.....www.indianrecipes.com/