(Closed) Are you a good cook?

posted 7 years ago in Cooking
  • poll: Are you a good cook?
    I am terrible : (14 votes)
    9 %
    I am AIGHT : (75 votes)
    50 %
    I am amazing : (62 votes)
    41 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies. My suggestion to those who want to get into it is to

    A) Find some simple websites and cookbooks with easy, simple, fun 30 minute recipes. I’d suggest Rachael Ray and America’s Test Kitchen 30 minutes as good starters.

    B) Plan ahead! Start by just picking a few meals to make each week. Make a list and shop for everything ahead of time. That way when you get home you have everything and have no excuse not to make it.

    C) Experiment and improvise as you gain more skills…look for recipes that use techniques or flavors that you haven’t tried before.

    Post # 4
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    2559 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I like to think I’m amazing, it’s a big hobby of mine and I put a lot of time into it ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 5
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    14495 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I am a great cook, but I do say that I enjoy baking so much more.  I love it when I suggest something for dinner and the guys get all excited.  Makes me all warm and fuzzy on the inside.

    Post # 6
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    14496 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I can make a few basic meals.  Nothing spectacular, but decent enough.  ๐Ÿ™‚  I wish I were better at it, but I just dont think i have the nack for it.

    Post # 8
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    52 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’m an okay cook. I really wish that I was better but I just don’t like cooking. I hate spending hours making something just to have it come out okay. ๐Ÿ™

    Post # 9
    Member
    34 posts
    Newbee

    I am ok, but lucky for me my SO is an amazing cook so I never have to do it. I love it!

    Post # 10
    Member
    177 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Darling Husband does all the cooking in our house! I clean up the mess he makes though, and with the way he cooks..cleaning is a bigger task!…

    Post # 11
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    2559 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @tksjewelry: I love that fuzzy feeling ๐Ÿ™‚ But I’m not good at baking… I never measure anything and have no patience, haha. I’m about to try to make a cake for DH’s birthday and I can’t wait to see what kind of disaster it’ll be. I can cook ANYTHING but the man loves sweet baked things…

    Post # 12
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    14495 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @tranquility: I learned it all when I was much younger but it is only in the past 10 years or so that I got the patience to bake like I was taught.  Really the same with cooking, 10 years ago I really didn’t care about cooking at all, thats why restaurants exist, now I am all over it.  I am even signing up for a few classes in the spring, they have one on spices that I am dying to take.  Cheap at the community college, $20 for 5 saturdays.

    Post # 13
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    5496 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I’m just ok. Great at a few things, but mainly just ok or good at most things. I want to improve so I’ve thought of taking cooking classes at some point. And I do try new things, but sometimes they don’t turn out which disappoints me, so I go back to my “usuals” again.

    @tksjewelry: The spices class sounds awesome. I would love to take a class like that!

    Post # 14
    Hostess
    1427 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I love cooking… to the point where I got a job at Williams Sonoma during college so I could buy all my cooking gear for cheaper. For all the fellow cook-bees on here, have you ladies checked out “thedaringkitchen?” They have cooking challenges that you can blog about each month.

    (not sure if I can list another website… but apologies in advance if I have broken some rule…)

     

    Post # 15
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    996 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    My husband likes to joke that I think cooking and cleaning are cities in China…so that’s a no.

    Post # 16
    Member
    685 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Nope, not at all. Everyone laugh at my signature dish. It includes rice noodles, plain white soft tofu, soy sauce mixed with fresh squeezed lime juice and Thai chillies. It’s one of my favorite dish too.

    When I was working in an office, my lunch would never bemistakenly eaten. No one wants to eat that except me. LoL

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