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I Am A Woman Who Can't Cook

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    It's not that I can't cook --but I've never

    really learned. My mom was overbearing in the kitchen and micromanaged me so much that I was turned off by the interactions and how long it actually took. In my quest to better myself I've taken it upon myself to learn to cook-- and not simply to get by, but to actually cook...
    Mandaryn Mandaryn 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    it's not that I can't cook.

    maybe not too many things, but I can just about manage. if it were a choice? I wouldn't want to cook!
    ira01 ira01 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 26

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    mcc7 mcc7 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    I'M A Teen

    I am 15 and I cannot cook. My mom knew how to cool by the age of 8 and so did most of her friends and everybody around adolescence time. Now times have changed. I am kinda embarrassed for the fact that I can't cook. I guess it also has to do with sexism. That girls should know...
    auraaaw auraaaw 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 18, 2013

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    I really try but I just fail all the time.

    I'm gonna move out soon and I don't even know how to cook? I'll guess I have to watch A LOT of YouTube vids on how to cook or else I will fail in life. I always burn everything or like I mess up in another way! Ah :(
    Jessoka Jessoka 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 26

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    I wish i could but I burn boiling water.

    .. My mother tried to teach me but I could never catch on.
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 9

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    Cooking Issue

    When I cook I go with the flow I can toast bread and make pasta and shove everything that I think will make it taste great sometimes my cooking is great and other times its nasty. I fear that I will end up giving salmonella to someone one day oh and I can bake buns and cakes, I...
    Ifsa Ifsa 22-25, F 3 Responses May 31, 2013

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    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 5

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    I can cook but I'm not an inspired cook,

    u know? I like cooking, but I can't just imagine ish in my mind and then BOOM - it's arrived! Kinda sounds like giving birth lol but in a way that's what cooking is. Giving birth to yummy food that should put ppl in food comas. I really wish I was an inspired cook... it's...
    Terrain12 Terrain12 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    Really sucks. I got f&n in skool,

    every Wednesday. I ask a lot of help from my nearby table. And end up got 'A' for the subject .
    myraaxx myraaxx 13-15, F Oct 31

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    I can't cook. I would burn down your home.

    I'm the type of girl who would order food and buy ton of books and tools. Have you come over and feed you what I brought. I wouldn't tell you I brought it. I would act like I made it. You would believe me because I would have the cook book and the tools and crumbs over my hands
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 2

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    Guys I can't cook for my life.

    .. What is this ?! Haha :P
    syd17 syd17 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 31

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    Lavender1992 Lavender1992 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 26

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    starchildren starchildren 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 26

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    Nope. Do not have the time.

    Props to you ladies who can hold a full time job, tend to your children and hubby/wifey, AND can whip up three hardy meals a day. As for me....it is Jimmy Johns delivery dude and I till death do us part.
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    Hi! I feel really depressed right now.

    .... Well, I am 21 years old but I can't even fry an egg! I just tried and it tasted like plastic!This is not my first time trying, but whenever I give it a try I always fail ! I don't want to grow old and eat from restaurants for the rest of my life! Please help ! >_<
    maroco11 maroco11 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 17

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    If your a woman who can't cook,

    just find a man who can! ;-)
    jpkparker jpkparker 51-55, M Mar 20

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    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 26

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    I just realized. The steaks I make are just

    like me. Black and repulsive on the outside, rare and colorful on the inside. (I mean black, as in clothing, not skin color, in case someone were wondering.)
    LillithMeiwes LillithMeiwes 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    My idea of cooking is skillet dinners

    and Anything I can put in the microwave.
    shellllbbb shellllbbb 22-25, F Oct 27

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    I love everyone's stories in this category,

    they're so funny and I can relate! I can make a garden salad or toast. That's about it. I know I have the intelligence to learn to cook but not the will. I would rather write, or garden, or paint, or go for a walk.
    FinlayBrowne FinlayBrowne 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 14

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    It's not that I can't cook,

    it's probably that I'm too lazy too
    SairaE SairaE 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F Aug 13

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    I burn everything. I set spaghetti on fire I

    blew up a microwave by pressing the START button I set part of my kitchen on fire trying to make grilled cheese on toast. And thats only three examples -.-
    gypsy0ntheblock gypsy0ntheblock 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 24

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    I can't cook food at all.

    The only food I can cook is eggs, bacon, and spaghetti
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 30

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    Cannot cook but make up

    for it in other ways
    bendovergirl88 bendovergirl88 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 27

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    I can't cook anything!

    But I don't mind cause I wouldn't really want to!
    brookmay brookmay 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    I am a DISASTER in the kitchen.

    Trust me, it's dangerous when I attempt to cook.
    anonymousfraud anonymousfraud 26-30, F Jan 13

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    milanoie milanoie 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    I know how to cook something's

    but want to learn how to cook stuff from scratch but I just don't have the time.
    trixypix1 trixypix1 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 11

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    Well I can cook simple things.

    ...they just never have any taste...
    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    noxicillin noxicillin 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    Well I am a teenage girl at least.

    Some of my friends come into school with batches of cookies they made when they were bored. They make cake for a snack. For breakfast, if they have time then they will cook up some pancakes for breakfast. About two or three months ago, I figured out how to turn my oven on and...
    iiCHARLIii iiCHARLIii 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    As long as you're a good mother figure,

    or able to do things for yourself you're good. Or maybe practice, or learn. I mean don't complain about it, after you have a brain that downloads data and information and how you learn things.
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M Jul 29

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    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Oct 26

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    I can't cook at all. I can bearly make eggs right. I love baking thou. I love baking cake.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Nov 21

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    i seriously can't,i mean i burn eggs for god's sake,the only thing i'm good at is eating the food,not making it,i also find cooking utterly boring,it's the equivalent of watching...
    lifelesspie lifelesspie 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 20

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    Heya ladies, I'm getting pretty tired of being told, “You can't write this or that.” I've decided that's ok though because I've found a new website. I've only been here for 2...
    DevilishTongue DevilishTongue 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    I can't even cook toast right :/ lol. I burn eggs, toast, my ramen noodles, and yeah. Oh! But I can make frozen pizza sometimes.. I just can't take it out of the oven, cause I don...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 21

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    I can make awesome packet pasta and sauce.. But other than that I can't make anything xD
    SlowlyDrifting SlowlyDrifting 13-15, F Nov 21

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    I just cooked a meat load with deer instead of hamburger. I might have to start hunting just because I don't want to go back. Hamburger is so flavorless these days and to freaking...
    beautybehindthefat beautybehindthefat 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    I can make toast. That's about the limit of my ability when it making food. But actual cooking, nope.
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 20

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    But I can fry eggs and stuffs. I can cook rice and instant foods like a boss lol
    dakilangdreamer dakilangdreamer 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 21

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    I can make toast and that's it 😂
    nickigirl525 nickigirl525 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 20

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    I can make bacon but thats it lmao, I like baking though.
    PB793 PB793 16-17, F 6 Responses Nov 21

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    I can make Mac-&-cheese though lol 😊😏😏
    burnedmemories burnedmemories 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    It's really hard for me to try and relate to other girls because I'm just different. While they're looking at which lipstick looks best on them and talking about guys and make up...
    Vagabond01 Vagabond01 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    Seriously....I just ruined Easy Mac. IT SAYS EASY IN THE NAME. PSA: You must put water in it before microwaving it
    Alisha32 Alisha32 31-35, F 29 Responses Nov 20

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    Breakfast is my meal of choice... everything else cost George Washingtons ;)
    boxing4life boxing4life 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 20

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