Are you a good cook?

posted 3 years ago in Cooking
  • poll:
    Yes, I learned early on : (123 votes)
    68 %
    Yes, but I wasn't into it before I got married : (29 votes)
    16 %
    No, I'm not : (30 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands

    I’m a horrible cook too. I can do things like boiling pasta and browning ground beef, but that’s about it. 

    How well can you follow a recipe? Some websites have some really simple beginner recipes that you could try! 

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I’m good at cooking, but I’m incredibly meticulous so it takes FOREVER for me to cook something. More often than not if we’re eating cooked food at home, FI is cooking or we won’t be eating til 10pm!!!

     

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    try allrecipies.com or a cookbook. 🙂

    Post # 6
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Yup. My dad started teaching me how to cook when I was 5.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Every woman in my family is a fabulous cook. I learned practically from birth from my mother and grandmother. My FI is a better cook than I am! I’m very lucky, we always have something amazing cooking 😉

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I think so. My mom started teaching me how to cook when I was pretty young and when I moved into my own place I started experiementing with all sorts of things. I suggest allrecipes. They usually have lots of good basic recipes for beginners. 

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Aquaria:  What kind of recipes have you been cooking and what’s been going wrong?

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Oh I should add that I did NOT learn to cook until recently. My mom hardly ever cooks unless you call buying prepackaged, processed to hell and back stuff cooking. X.o

    I learned to cook by trying lots of recipes from cookbooks and the internet.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    My Mom used to have me help her in the kitchen. I enjoy cooking more now that I have my own kitchen to cook in and a Husband to feed. 

    One thing my husband loves? Potatos. They’re so easy, take very little prep time, and you can make extras for left overs!

    I did a blog post on them here: http://clevercrafty.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/thoughts-from-my-kitchen/

    I’ll put some boneless chicken breasts in a ceramic pan, season them with garlic salt and pepper, make a little salad with oil and vinger, and done. Sometimes I do that same combo and throw it into a wrap. 

    Tonight I’m doing home made cheesesteaks with onions, peppers, and provolone cheese on Portuguese rolls.

     You don’t have to do anything too crazy to get a tasty meal. Pasta is always a safe option. Tyson makes Turkey meatballs that are pretty tasty.

     

     

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    ive always liked cooking and had a go, but i wouldnt say im brilliant at it. im not too abd though.

    i quite like making things from scratch, i only really suck at anything dough related (bread, pizza, pasta, pies)

    Post # 13
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    I’m reluctant to say I’m good, because it depends on what you mean by good.

    My pies, stews, cakes, tartlets, stir fries etc are all pretty good. My curries and Chinese food are edible, but don’t quite taste right. My Middle Eastern is so-so, but FI’s is very good. So it depends. Oh, and I suck at making sweets. I struggle to get the temperature of the boiling sugar just right. I get something tasty, but generally it’s not the right consistency.

    What sort of cookery advice were you after? I would start with learning how to cook basic sauces. You can then add them to fried/boiled/steamed food.

     

    Post # 14
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i love to cook.  i’ve been cooking for 35 years.  (my parents split when i was quite young so i took over this duty).  i would say i’m a good cook, not iron chef good but my dinner guests have always enjoyed my meals.

    @Aquaria:  have you considered a slow cooker/crockpot?  honestly, everything i’ve made in it turns out great.  never burns or dries out.  find some easy recipes online and try it.  you’ll be surprised how cheap cuts of meat can be so tender.

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee

    Yes, thanks to Pinterest! I get so inspired lol FI cant complain because I barely cooked before I had a Pinterest addiction :))

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I can cook, but nothing gourmet. Just the same basic things I grew up eating with an occasional new recipe thrown in. I didn’t really start to learn until I was 20 or so. My SO likes my food, and that’s all that matters to me.

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