25 And Finally Learning How To Cook

United States
June 9, 2011 11:16pm CST
So I've always been good at following a recipe and throwing a cake or cookies in the oven, but as far as really throwing down in the kitchen and creating a meal from scratch? Yeah, not so much. Recently though, a friend's homecooked meal inspired me, and I asked for the recipe and tried it for myself at home. Since then I've discovered that I like working in the kitchen, especially the satisfaction that comes with a finished dish or dessert that comes out just right. I'd like to keep cooking and experimenting with flavor, does anyone have any suggestions or tips? What's your favorite dish to make and why?
6 responses
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
12 Jun 11
I recently learned to make this chicken dish where you cook a piece of chicken in a pot with some oil and spices, then take it out, slice it up, and put it back into the pot on top of a can of mushroom soup, some veggies, and some uncooked rice. Then I let it cook on low for half an hour, and voila! dinner. I am not really good at cooking, I just can't get everything to come out hot at the same time. Also, I'm just not that interested in cooking. My husband does most of the cooking for us.
• United States
15 Jun 11
Lol, I definitely understand! I've just got to keep practicing and trying new things and hopefully will be able to put a meal together soon. Thanks for the recipe, this one seems easy enough to master!
• United States
10 Jun 11
This is not my favorite but I love it very much. Take whiting fish or talapia fish wash it off with cold water. Put a good amount of butter in a pan with a lot of onions. brown them a little add the fish to the pot stirring it all the time. Then add in your favorite seasoning salt. Your cooking it down and it is done. now go eat. I put this over rice. Oh the fish is going to be chopped up when your done mixing..
• United States
15 Jun 11
Thanks for the recipe! I love seafood and can't wait to try to prepare a meal for myself! :)
@GemmaR (8526)
16 Jun 11
I am 20 and just learning to cook, and I am using a student cookbook because it allows you to find recipes which are both cheap and easy and fast to make, which would be ideal if you were a student (even though you're probably not). It is a lot easier that you think, and all that you really have to do is follow the instructions and you should come out with a lovely meal that you can enjoy with whoever you happen to be cooking for at the time.
10 Jun 11
well done to you! i've always found homcooked food is better than ready made, such as lasgne, someone told me once i've made it myself i'd never buy one ready made again which is true. and also mac and chesse!! i'm no good with baking myself, but as for throwing a meal together i'm quite good for a 23 yr old!!
@tash01 (2032)
• Jamaica
10 Jun 11
Congratulation,am glad that your learning. Well i am a good cook ,something i love to do daily.I love to start cook from scratch,home cook meal are the best. Almost every woman,love to be in the kitchen but not all love to cook. I have write a few home recipe my self,on triond and a lot of people asking for more. My entire family are good cooks,and i have join them so i have a lot of their recipe to share with others. Am from the Caribbean,and i share a lot of dishes.now you can get a cook book,and start reading an cooking.good luck my friend.
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
10 Jun 11
First off, congratulations! For learning something about yourself, and discovering that you enjoy it. And getting some satisfaction from it. I rarely cook myself, but I can whip up something if there is a need. And luckily, the people I cook for are just my kids, and they rarely complain! Welcome to myLot!