I Am a Good Cook

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 565 People

    The Cia...

    if you think spy, stop reading now. I got divorced in 2005, and immediately applied to the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park NY. It had always been a dream of mine, and now I would make it happen. Welllllllll.... due to extenuating circumstances involving a business I...
    46-50, M
    1 Response Mar 21, 2011

    While I don't have a huge range of things I

    cook, what I do have always comes out great. I enjoy cooking for myself but especially for others. The appreciation of someone who enjoys it is all I need to keep doing it.
    Handyman25 Handyman25
    26-30, M
    Aug 27, 2014

    At least thats what my bro

    and sis tell me everytime i cook for them (which isnt very often) im italian so i can cook italian real good but i can also make such things as chicken and pork chops like i work at a resturant, I dont but i do work in foods and i guess growing up italian and having a mom teach...
    kohlsgirl kohlsgirl
    31-35, F
    Jan 1, 2014

    A Sunday Chicken Dinner

    You can substitute your favorite spices for what I used.  INGREDIENTS: 1 Whole, fresh chicken (neck & gizzards removed) 2 Tbsp Rosemary 2 Tbsp Parsley 1 tsp of Garlic 1/2 cup of Butter (softened) 1/2 chopped sweet onion (large...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters
    31-35, F
    9 Responses Nov 1, 2009

    It's Ironic, Really...

    I was never able to cook until I went into treatment for my eating disorder.  We had nutrition classes and cooking classes and during PHP (partial hospitalization) we were responsible for most of our own meals. I can't bake anything, but as far as cooking yummy, reasonably...
    AmILovely AmILovely
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 15, 2008

    Worked With Food In Many Different Places

    i was working as a cook at a cafe,cooking meals to order,i went for a job interview as a chef at a motorway service area,on the m25 north side,when i said i wasn't qualified for the job,they said "doesn't matter"the current chef will train you up,for cooking for large numbers of...
    nxtgeneration nxtgeneration
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jun 6, 2012

    Kudos to My Ma!!!

    I love to cook and can pretty much cook anything quite well!its all thanks to my mam tho
    NiRiada NiRiada
    22-25, F
    Mar 25, 2008

    It took me long to understand "the way to a

    man's heart is through his stomach". But after grasping the meaning of this statement, I have been really enjoying it.
    hiddentears hiddentears
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jul 27, 2015

    I like cooking and I am

    rather good at it. I make far too much mess as my partner says lol I like to use all the gadgets and utensils. But the complaints have never been about the food. I like hearty meals and the ones I make usually can feed a small army lol.
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker
    31-35, M
    Oct 12, 2014

    Tonight's dinner is my spin on bruschetta.

    😄 It included spiced tomato, red flame grilled capsicum, Mushrooms, bacon, home made pita bread and plenty of avocado. Tasted incredible ! (in my not so humble opinion hehe)
    CheekiiMonkey CheekiiMonkey
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Dec 9, 2015

    I live alone but I cook everyday using raw

    materials.I do not like pre-pared food or ready-made meals.I am sure i am healthier for it
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    1 Response Jun 7, 2014

    My Mum Taught Me How!

    my mum is chef and has been for more years then i can count!!!! so we've always had fresh yummy food!!! so my sisters and i picked it all up easily. the first thing i learnt to cook was pancakes!!! and i've altered the recipe a bit and everynow and then i add fruit, sprinkles...
    shadowfairy shadowfairy
    18-21, F
    Oct 12, 2007

    It's shocking to watch the people on the show

    "Worst Cook." I'm so glad I have the natural ability to learn and create amazing food. If I couldn't cook, life would be less enjoyable. How many people have I given food poisoning? Zero How many people have fallen in love with you because of something you made for them? Three...
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    1 Response Jan 5, 2015


    I only recently came to realize that I really enjoy cooking for myself and my family. I can get lost in making different receipts. There seems to never be enough time to do all the cooking I want to do. I really enjoy all the prep work and then when the actual dish comes together...
    niceguy2012 niceguy2012
    41-45, M
    Jul 15, 2012

    At Least, I Like My Meals.

    Yes, I know that saying, "I Am a Good Cook" depends on to whom I'm comparing myself.  Perhaps I should say that I'm a sufficiently good cook that I enjoy my cooking, and my friends and family do, too.  I have no formal training or professional experience, but...
    EBunbury EBunbury
    46-50, M
    Jun 3, 2008

    I love stir fry, anything with vegetables

    really. I've been cooking for a full house ever since I was 13, now that I'm 17 I only have to cook for 3 people, anyways I love to cook!!
    Maryahsings Maryahsings
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2014

    I Very Like to Cook And Try New Recipe.

    I am a good cook. My husband like to eat my food and tell everybody my talent. We need skill for cooking. I can cook Asian and Western food. I prefer to eat at home rather than eat in the restaurant. But every Saturday and Sunday my husband want to go restaurant. I prefer eat my...
    Arrow17 Arrow17
    36-40, F
    Jan 8, 2013

    Good Cook

    I'm not a chef but I am a pretty good cook.  I manage.  My husband is a chef and he's the one who taught me how to cook.  At times, he makes these wonderful dishes and not even I know how to do them.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 12, 2010

    I'M A Good Cook, But I Don'T Really Like Cooking Often

    But when I do cook, I do it well! And then its kinda fun.
    lunachi lunachi
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 29, 2013

    I Give the Credit For My Skill...

    to my grandma & my dad (believe it or not!) First of all there's my grandma. I spent so much time with my mothers mom & she taught me pretty much everything I know about cooking & especially baking. Grandma never said no if I wanted to bake cookies or a cake & I...
    PrettyPixie PrettyPixie
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Mar 29, 2008

    That's What I'm Told

    I've worked as a cook for much of my life , on and off for about 15 years now . Funny thing is , I woudln't want to eat most of what I make ! Oh I'm good at cooking , but a real finicky eater . It's the happiness that I see in people when they get their meal , and it looks and...
    WisestFool WisestFool
    41-45, M
    May 9, 2012

    I'm Ok.

    I'm not the best, and I'm not quite that good either. ^^; My girlfriend beats me by a mile when it comes to cooking. She's taught me quite a few things. So has my mother. And well at least I can make meals for everybody. ^^;
    Clemontone221 Clemontone221
    22-25, F
    Oct 14, 2012

    Since it's just me and my mom,

    and she's a workaholic, I had to be responsable for dinner since I was like, 15. So I learned how to cook. I'm good at it now. Maybe even great. Maybe that's one of the reasons I like bigger girls and guys?
    Jasiono Jasiono
    22-25, M
    Jun 16, 2014

    So I tried a new recipe tonight.

    ..Million Dollar Spaghetti Bake. Well drained pork and bacon sausage, spaghetti sauce, peppers, onions, Parmesan cheese, cream cheese, ricotta cheese, and heavy whipping cream mixed and layered on seasoned noodles, topped with mozzarella cheese. Comfort food night...
    bobbieshae bobbieshae
    41-45, F
    Jan 24, 2015

    Love to Experiment

     Experimenting with different classic meals and making them my own is always fun and can be very interesting and delicious.
    BeTheBestMe BeTheBestMe
    36-40, F
    Dec 29, 2008

    I started making cc cookies

    when I was six. By ten I was making BBQ, goulash, tacos, lasagna. Now I can cook steaks to perfection, Chinese, Mexican, Italian and Mediterranean. I am working in Indian cooking now. Indian used some of the most spices than any other country. Problem is much of the spices are...
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    1 Response Sep 13, 2014

    YES I Am

    I am a good cook.  Although I can taste a food in a restaurant and can pretty near recreate it, I'm getting so I cook less and less because I feel my cooking is not really appreciated.  My Hubby comes home adding to what I have already prepared, and my 14 year old only...
    Insomniac Insomniac
    51-55, F
    1 Response May 11, 2008

    Mama Mia!

    My mom hates to cook ,she would rather see the kitchen blown up! I had to learn by trial and error ,other people as well. When i was young food never turned out as it should . Now i have people pestering me to cook for them . I am an excellent cook and worked hard to be one.
    redheadsrule redheadsrule
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 4, 2008
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    2 Responses Sep 11, 2014

    A lifetime ago. Rather fancied the idea of

    being a cook on board a cruise liner. Thought it might be an interesting way of seeing some of the world. Then I went to catering college! Nothing knocks your hopes and dreams like washing and peeling three sacks of spuds!
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Nov 12, 2014

    I Learned On My Own

    My mom being the old fashioned southern type, kicked me out of the kitchen the minute she started cooking, so I had to (as they say in cooking) start from scratch. I remember when I first started cooking when I got married, macaroni and cheese was a disaster, out of the box...
    Mystic44 Mystic44
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 12, 2007

    HEAVENS Kitchen

    madeofstone madeofstone
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Oct 12, 2007

    Cleans house last night sprayed this cookie

    party glade and no jokey daughter woke up and said what's that smell did u make cookies
    LAsuperstar LAsuperstar
    70+, F
    Nov 11, 2014

    I enjoy cooking almost everything

    but do love learning new recipes
    djniceguy djniceguy
    41-45, M
    Mar 7, 2016

    Better Then Good

    I'm no professional chef but I am the chef or my house. I can make your mouth water by just the smell of my cooking. If you eat it you will never leave my house. My husband and kids go nuts over the food. Usually there are no leftovers which is good. I like creating new things...
    WhisperingEchoes WhisperingEchoes
    36-40, F
    Sep 21, 2013

    I'll Try Cooking Anything

    I love cooking.  My Sunday roast is legendary... well it is in my house anyway!  I like to cook all kinds of food.  My favorites are Italian, Indian and... dare I say it... some traditional English food as well. I love to cook freestyle.  I may have made that...
    Pricey Pricey
    26-30, M
    16 Responses Jul 1, 2008

    My father says I am a good cook.

    But I don't believe him. Besides I never enjoy cooking. I don't know why I feel like it is one the most tiresome chores. "What to cook today?" I ask myself this question every morning. :-)
    hiddentears hiddentears
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 11, 2014

    Thanks to Mom

    I learned the basics of how to be a good cook from my mom.  Then when I started cooking on my own, I developed my own tastes for things.  Mom makes the traditional Dutch home cooking.  I have expanded to other flavors and combinations because I love trying new...
    Valentine Valentine
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Feb 5, 2008
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