Are you a great cook?Men and women both reply.:-)

@Melody1 (968)
India
June 5, 2007 3:36pm CST
Do you think you are a fantastic cook?Your family members think so too?Lol. What dishes you cook best?Could you share your great recipe,if any? What appetizers are fast to cook and good to eat? I want for my younger one,who is just not interested in any kind of food.
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@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
6 Jun 07
I am not the worlds best cook but my man love my food and love to eat. My best dish is Meatloaf and the secret with it is when I get the meat and stuff all mixed together I will add one cup of pepsi in it and mixed that in then cook it.
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@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
6 Jun 07
Hey, so do you and the rum in the pepsi and then add it to the meatloaf or are we just drinking the pepsi and rum til the meatloaf gets done. LOL. thanks
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@Melody1 (968)
• India
7 Jun 07
Yeah!you got it right honey.First we'll get a li'l tipsy,then will hog the mmmm yummy meatloaf!!:-)
@rosie_123 (6118)
9 Jun 07
LOL - no - I am totally undomesticated! I am the sort of woman that Marks and Spencers frozen food and microwave ovens were designed for!! When I get home from a long day at wotk, the last thing I want to do is start preparing vegetables and making pastry etc. Abuot the only thing I can cook is a quick pasta with tomato sauce, or a vegetable stew where you just throw everything in a pot and leave it simmering for hours! Sorry I can't help!
@Melody1 (968)
• India
12 Jun 07
Lol.That's absolutely okay rosie.Though I like cooking and trying out new dishes,I too don't cook daily.
@gberlin (3836)
6 Jun 07
I like to bake. When I college, one of the places I worked was in the bakery in the cafeteria. I learned how to make all sorts of yummy desserts. I loved working there because I did not have to clean the pots and pans that I used. :P However, I also married a great lady who cooks and bakes yummy food. So, I do not do baking very much anymore.
@Melody1 (968)
• India
6 Jun 07
A very smart choice.Lol.So your wife is a good cook.Maybe you can renew your skills by baking a yummy cake on her b'day.That would make her feel so special.:-)
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@gberlin (3836)
6 Jun 07
Well Melody I am not making any excuses here but my situation is this. My wife's birthday is March 16 and my birthday is March 18. My wife's mother lives about a mile away from us and she always wants to make a cake for us on our birthdays. I am already too big as it is. So I do not need another cake around to tempt me. Otherwise, you know I would bake her a cake in a minute! ;D
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@Melody1 (968)
• India
7 Jun 07
Hahahaha,I bet you would gberlin,like all the good husbands.:-D
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• Netherlands
12 Jun 07
Nah....by I have fantastic family that even I just fried them some eggs with a bit salt in it, they will still say my fried eggs is the best.....hehehe. My mom on the other hand is fantastic and the best cook ever. Unfortunately I didn't get her talent (bhuhuhu). One of the foods that my husband and daughter love is my omellet for breakfast. I just have couple of eggs and mix it with just almost everything that I have in the fridge. Tuna/ Corned beef/ sausages cut in thin slices, cheese, spinach/ brocolli, onion, small cut paprikas, parsley...basically just a bit of this and that. My daughter doesn't like to eat veggie when she see one, by making this omelete she didn't really see the veggie and voila....she eat her omellete without whining....
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@Melody1 (968)
• India
12 Jun 07
Hmm very intelligent apakabar.You not only ensure your daughter eats nutritious stuff,but also that she enjoys it.My li'l one eats scrambled eggs with no adulteration.Lol
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
9 Jun 07
I think that I am an ok cook. There are days when I can make pretty good meals and sometimes I don't somewhat.
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@Melody1 (968)
• India
12 Jun 07
Thanks for the response Lydia
@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
7 Jun 07
I'm an ok cook- I enjoy cooking and grilling out- My daughter prefers alot of my cooking and alot of my sig. others cooking- LOL.... I can make anything- If I haven't made it I will give it a try- Some of my favorite things to make are: homemade soups-(brocolli cheese, ham, chicken noodle) homemade macaroni and cheese-- I'm getting hungry thinking about food-
@Melody1 (968)
• India
9 Jun 07
You've made me hungry too.Lol.You cook so many homemade stuff.Too good KrisNY.
@kclaret59 (587)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
i do know how to cook and i could remember my family said i ama good cook. but i just don't cook.. i don't do it
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@Melody1 (968)
• India
9 Jun 07
Your family says you are a good cook kclaret.what more do you need.May be you should start again.
• India
7 Jun 07
i do not know whether i am a great cook or not.... but my wife says so... i generally take charge of the kitchen activities on sundays and do not allow my wife to enter the kitchen.
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@Melody1 (968)
• India
9 Jun 07
I must say,your wife is one lucky woman ranjeet.She must be wishing you to be home on leave more often.Lol.This is a good trend catching our place,much to the delight of Indian women.:-)
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• India
6 Jun 07
i can hardly be considered as a cook coz i am capable of only making tea n some bread toasts... i am sure had there been a rating system on cooking... i wud definately be the one geting zero out of anything...lol
@Melody1 (968)
• India
9 Jun 07
Thats not true shashank.You may not be a great cook at present.But need teaches everyone.You will rise to the situation when the need be.Lol.
@makingpots (11920)
• United States
6 Jun 07
I am not a very good cook at all. I do just enough to get by. I can follow recipes, but I am not creative at all and if I mess something up then it is pretty much ruined because I have a hard time fixing it. I even know all the tricks to fixing mistakes but I often just make it worse. I make good marinades for meats that my husband cooks on the grill. That is my contribution.
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@Melody1 (968)
• India
7 Jun 07
For any grilled food,marinade is the only and most important taste enhancer.So you do a good job,I would say.:-) At least you know how to fix it,when I ruin it it ends up in the trash can.Lol.
• Philippines
6 Jun 07
Hi Melody! I'm not exactly a great cook. And my siblings rate my cooking up and down.~lol And one of our favorite dish, quite easy and healthy too, is my macaroni with milk soup. Just saute the garlic and onions in a nut of butter or olive oil (depends on your preferences). Some pieces of chicken or pork, and you can also add hotdogs. Then let boil but do not put too much water. You can add warm water later if you want it not too thick. Add the uncooked macaroni shells (or any pastas). When they are close to be cook. Add some dice carrots, some dice potatoes, some cabbage. Any vegetable you want. And then when the macaroni shells are at your desired consistency. Add a can of evaporated milk or fresh milk. (or more if you want it more tasty) Dash some salt, pepper and fresh thinly cut green onion leaves. And serve hot. "Bon Appetit!" You can also boil before hand the chicken and flake it. So it will cook more easily/quickly and add the chicken broth instead of only water. It's more tasty. And the other thing my siblings like about it. It's that after lunch time. Around snack time in the afternoon, the macaroni absorbed most to the milk. And it becomes like a white pasta macaroni.~lol Sometimes then even add cheese on top and baked it in the microwave.~lol So definitely, I'm not a great cook.~lol (^^,)
@Melody1 (968)
• India
6 Jun 07
Pasta is a great favourite in my household.I add white sauce with cheese(almost the same as milk,only flour is additional).But I use minced meat,or soya granules(for veg).Adding chicken pieces by making them tender by boiling with garlicis a new combination and sounds great. Your idea of baking them with cheese topping will definitely make it even more srummy.Mmmmmmmm,wow.Thanks sweet heart for sharing your nice recipe.Later maybe you could tell me how to prepare macaroni too.I use the readymade ones.:-)
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@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
6 Jun 07
I don't like to big note myself, but since you ask, I am considered a very good cook. I guess it is relative though. My step children thnk I am a good cook, because their mother doesn't cook at all. My husbands numerous family members think I am a good cook, as most of them are fairly lousy cooks. My husband thinks I am a great cook. Not only do I cater for his numerous allergies, but I have a big, hot cooked meal ready for him every day, even when he is on shift work.
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@Melody1 (968)
• India
6 Jun 07
You are definitely a good home maker and a great cook,from what you have mentioned here Jenny.So many people vouching for you to be a good cook.It says, its true.:-)
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
5 Jun 07
Wouldn't say I am fantastic however my family has rarely been hungry due to my doings. I like to have pork chops with apples. Roast a chicken in the oven with vegetables. Use the crockpot alot. Breakfast is always a hit with bacon, cinnamon rolls, pancakes etc. Cut up vegetables and fruits for the young one. That is what they grow best on. Dips also make it more appealing. Good luck though, it can be difficult when they are picky.
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@Melody1 (968)
• India
6 Jun 07
She is picky Willowlady,but roasted chicken she likes and now i'm going to add vegetables too.Fruits she loves.Almost all kinds.Yeah,I'm going to try out the new eggless pancake recipe my mom gave me a few hours ago over the phone.Dips are tongue tickling seducers and mostly proves successful.
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@olyngurl (149)
• Philippines
5 Jun 07
yeah, i think so because my mom always asks me to cook for the family as well as my boyfriend he is requesting for a new recipe each week and asks me to cook for him his favorite food.. I want to learn more about cooking.. I want to enhance my ability on it..
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@Melody1 (968)
• India
6 Jun 07
Seems like you are fantastic cook.You want to enhance your skill further,which shows you enjoy cooking.
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@Calais (10899)
• Australia
5 Jun 07
No....lol. I hate cooking at the best of times, I have no imagination with food and it becomes a chore.
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@Melody1 (968)
• India
5 Jun 07
That's okay calais.Lol.
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