Cooking

@deeds14 (823)
United States
October 27, 2006 7:24pm CST
Are you a good cook? What are your specialties that you can make? Where did you learn to cook from? I've never been good at cooking, but I've always wished that I knew how. The men in my family cook more than the women! I just wish that I knew how to make a few things. Maybe some of you will inspire me to.
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@surya3331 (693)
• India
3 Nov 06
I am a moderate cook
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@deeds14 (823)
• United States
4 Nov 06
I'm average, myself. Thanks for answering!
@tamra2 (259)
• United States
28 Oct 06
I am told that I am a good cook. It is something that I very much enjoy! I do not really have a specialty. I just have a talent for taking what I have on hand and making something that my husband will cry over. I have lots of recipes that I would be happy to share if you like, but be warned that most of my stuff is "down-home country", "tex-mex", or a combo. And usually spicy!
@deeds14 (823)
• United States
28 Oct 06
My boyfriend loves spicy foods, and would love it even more if I actually made him something! If you've got something yummy to share, feel free. :)
• United States
28 Oct 06
I myself am not that great of a cook...even though my husband disagrees. But ironically I'm a wonderful baker. I like to make things from scratch...none of that box or can stuff. I find that I look through a cook book and find a resipie and look through the house to see if I can find all the ingrediance or what I can substitute. Most of the best things I've made have been created by substituting things I don't have to things I have and think will go good with it. My specialty is pumpkin pie, sweat potato pie and a marshmallow pudding cake....just don't ask for the recipy lol.
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@deeds14 (823)
• United States
28 Oct 06
So you're a dessert woman! That's my favorite thing to eat, desserts. Your husband is lucky!
@ssh123 (31104)
• India
28 Oct 06
I cook myself whenever my wife goes to her parents' place. I cook rice, curry, rasam. I learnt the cooking from my father. He was a great cook. The secret of a good cook is "he knows the timing and proportions as well. Ingredients any book can list elaborately and accurately.
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@deeds14 (823)
• United States
28 Oct 06
Always nice to see a guy cooking. :) Is that normal in your country? For the men to be the cooks?
@tsmeesa98 (576)
• United States
28 Oct 06
Yes I'm a good cook. I can cook just about everything and so whatever crosses my mind is what I do. Cooking is a lot of trial and error though b/c even with receipes you still have to do what tastes good to you.
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@deeds14 (823)
• United States
28 Oct 06
That actually makes me feel better, because I mess up all the time when cooking, so it's nice to hear that other people do it, too! I guess I always assummed that if I couldn't do it right away, it just didn't come naturally to me. Thanks!
@tamra2 (259)
• United States
28 Oct 06
I am told that I am a good cook. It is something that I very much enjoy! I do not really have a specialty. I just have a talent for taking what I have on hand and making something that my husband will cry over. I have lots of recipes that I would be happy to share if you like, but be warned that most of my stuff is "down-home country", "tex-mex", or a combo. And usually spicy
@deeds14 (823)
• United States
30 Oct 06
thanks....again! haha
@tamra2 (259)
• United States
30 Oct 06
I did not mean to double post! The site was acting strange yesterday. Anyway, quick recipe. take 2-3 slices of stale bread, rip into small pieces and spread evenly into the bottom of an 8"x8" pan (spray the pan with cooking oil, like Pam or something). In a small bowl, whip together 5 eggs, 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup diced onion, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, and 1/2 cup salsa (medium or hot). Pour over the bread and bake for 30 - 40 minutes at 375 degrees. Let sit for 10 minutes before cutting into squares.
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@deeds14 (823)
• United States
30 Oct 06
Ok, that sounds delicious. Thanks so much for taking the time to give me the recipe!