Spin-Off: Dishes you love baking/cooking … versus the ones you dread

posted 3 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013 - Garden

I love making any kind of cookies, cakes or dessert. I also love making soups, roasts, curries and anything I can put in my slow cooker.

I really hate making spaghetti bolognaise, FI requests it ALL THE TIME and I am so tired of doing the same old thing. Also stir-frys. It’s just chopping and stirring. Borrring!

Post # 4
373 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I love making cookies. I have a standard recipe memorized that I use and alter as needed. I also love making pizza, pasta dishes and slow roasts.

What I hate cooking is soup and curries. Specifically when I try to throw something together with what I have around the kitchen without a recipe. Yikes. It never turns out. I keep trying to find ways to use pumpkin so my DH will eat it and we always end up throwing out the leftovers because it was a disaster. Maybe I should just stick to recipes.

Post # 5
3394 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014


Things I dread:

At this point, anything with chicken. FI is in love with chicken. Chicken, chicken and hey, guess what? Let’s have chicken!!! Yell  So sick of chicken! I mean chicken is cool and all, but there are other “meats” out there. He takes all my favorite dishes and says “Hey, this would be great…(wait for it…) WITH CHICKEN” Argh! I have no doubt that if he could marry chicken I would not have a fiance.

Things I love:

Anything made with beef, pork or shrimp and the occasional salmon or rainbowhead trout. Laughing

*end mini rant*


Post # 6
1101 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Love: Cheesecake! I am famous among my friends and family for making an amazing white chocolate cheesecake with an Oreo crust. 

Hate: Meringue. I hate making meringue, it never turns out right. It doesn’t matter how spotless or ice cold my mixing bowl is I can never get stiff peaks, I usually just end up over-mixing trying to get it right. This is probably my number one reason for wanting a Kitchenaid mixer. 

I also hate baking cookies just because FI is a very strict vegetarian who is borderline vegan and so he makes us buy this vegan butter substitute made without whey and it bakes for shit. My cookies never turn out thin and chewy how I like them. Something in the butter substitute makes them turn out light and fluffy and I hate fluffy cookies. 

Post # 7
898 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I can’t really think of anything I dread to cook/bake, but I can list some of our meals that I enjoy making.

Shepherd’s Pie, my family’s recipe that I’ve tweaked to make it my own.. mmm

Spaghetti with home made meat sauce

Orange Chicken

Green bean stir fry with home made sauce

Zucchini Pizza boats


pork chops stuffed with apples and bacon


I also love baking cakes/cheesecakes for birthdays and special occasions.


Post # 8
2690 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I love making a lot of things, especially trying something simle and easy for the first time.  I don’t like making anything too complicated.  Something I thought I would hate was making pies… I now LOVE making pies as it is so easy and so good.


Pies, Banana bread, Bread pudding, butter cookies, 7 layer magic bars


Any sort of chicken dish (curry, baked, fried, etc), most kinds of pasta dishes, turkey (I LOVE Thanksgiving), tilapia and salmon in almost any recipe.

Specific dishes:

Chicken pot pie

shephereds pie

stuffed shells


whole baked orange chicken

tuna casserole

spghetti with meatballs or meat sauce

homemade burgers

chicken fingers

mashed potatoes and gravy

And too many more to list

On a side note, as much as I LOVE fries, it’s like my favorite food to eat… I don;t like making fries.  

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