What do you enjoy cooking?

United States
June 18, 2009 4:40pm CST
I started cooking when I was around the age of 14 or 15. I'm 21 years old now, and I must say I've gotten alot better. I started off with burnt hamburgers *giggles*, among other things that were burnt. I got better though, no more burnt hamburgers but exceptionally good food! I learned to follow directions and I guess that's where I got better. I haven't learned to make anything really of my own, but my favorite thing to cook and eat for that matter, are fried pork chops, round steaks, and dirty rice! Not together, as a seperate meal. I was scared for a long time that I wouldn't get the pork chops done all the way, but to my suprise, I DID IT. We get the dirty rice that comes in a box, Zatarain's I think it is. Its awesome. All you have to do is add the hamburger meat to it, but I can eat soooo much of it! :) I actually cooked the round steaks, before I ever cooked the pork chops. Which is rather weird, because they're kinda the same, all you do is put salt on them, flour and then fry them. Its not that hard. The round steaks, I'm not exactly sure why they're called round steaks, are so delicious!! They're my favorite steak to eat! Pork chops are just plain fun, which anything that deals with flour is fun. I always make a mess lol. The one thing I want to learn how to make are homemade biscuits! I made them when I was younger, with my aunt, but never on my own! I so can't wait to learn :). So, mylotterrrrs, whats your favorite thing to cook? I guess I could also ask whats one thing you love to learn how to cooook too??
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@kalaga (547)
• United States
18 Jun 09
Hi!i learned cooking after i got married.i started with a cook book that my mom prepared for me with all the details of how to cook each recipe.i followed that and i learned cooking.now i can cook good.i think anybody can learn cooking.it takes times to get that confidence.i want to learn baking now.i know nothing about it.so very afraid to start.i will try and see how it will turn out.
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• United States
19 Jun 09
Baking is as simple as follow instructions in a cook book. There's really nothing difficult, if you just start out simple. I started with the Duncan Hines cakes, out of the box, and as time went on I got a little creative. For Christmas I got the multi colored sugars you'd put on cookies, and I made a red velvet cake and sprinkled the green and red sugar on it :), it was great. I never ate it though, everyone else did lol. But its not that hard :) If you can cook from a recipe book, you can bake a cake or cookies or whatever. Just make sure to follow the instructions. As you do that, you'll become accustomed to it and probably won't need directions anymore :P. I have baked anything major, just simple things, but it gets easier even with those.
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@finlander60 (1806)
• United States
24 Jun 09
Many years ago my wife got me a combination smoker/grill for Christmas. I have smoked several things in it. I like to experiment with cooking, and my experiments always seem to be a hit. I decided to smoke a turkey in it. When I pulled out all those things that they stuff back into it, that most of us don't really want, I noticed that there was AN AWFUL BIG HOLE THERE. I decided to FILL IT UP WITH ITALIAN SALAD DRESSING. I smoked it for one hour per pound. If you do it like I did, do not be concerned that the meat is still pink where you think it should be white. The meat will be moist, and it will disappear quickly. People will think it's ham, not turkey. When you tell them that it's turkey, they might say it's not done, but it really is.