I Am Learning How to Cook

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 162 People

    Burnt Chicken

    So my boyfriend is this amazing cook and THANK GOD bc apparently I'm not.  I just don't do it that often.  Cooking to me = defrost/microwave.  I really enjoy cooking but it doesn't just come naturally since I'm so out of practice.  The other day my only job...
    Esperanza Esperanza
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 4, 2007

    My Mom And Dad Are Both Amazing Cooks...

    ...but I apparently didn't inherit that gene. I make cereal. If I'm feeling really brave I'll attempt a salad. My excuse is, "I'm a college student and I live in a dorm room!" But I'm not sure where that excuse was the 18 years of my life before I went to school.This summer...
    PenguinPie PenguinPie
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 30, 2011

    Kitchen Horrors!

    I dont know about all of you, but cooking is pretty scary to me.  I know im slightly timid when I try new recipes, but for some reason they turn out wrong lol.  I found out the hard way that you cant subsitute certain foods for others.  Im sure one day ill get...
    laiyla05 laiyla05
    22-25, F
    Feb 18, 2008

    I Used a Recipe For 4 Ppl In a Meal For 2

    So I planned this great dinner to prove to my man that I could cook and I accidentally used enough ingredients for four servings on steak for two and in deviled twice-baked potatoes for two.  So the flavor was extra strong and turns out all he likes in his potatoes is "...
    Esperanza Esperanza
    18-21, F
    Jun 4, 2007

    Am Cooking For My Girlfriend Tomorrow -

    Roast Cod with Sundried tomato & herb stuffing - I'm bricking it!!
    Kikuchiyo Kikuchiyo
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Feb 18, 2008

    Google and YouTube have been a godsend in my

    journey through the kitchen. Haven't set my house on fire yet so it is a start.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 15, 2014

    Making Sunny-side Ups And Mango Floats

    I am learning how to cook. While I know how to do spaghetti and macaroni salads, I found that I am very bad at certain basic dishes. For instance, I was a complete failure at sunny-side ups. They were always either too watery or burned. Sometimes, I even accidentally break the...
    mareliberum mareliberum
    Dec 11, 2012

    I Am Quite a Good Cook

    However, there always is something new to learn in your kitchen. Whether it is a new dish, a new technique or maybe a new spice. My learning phase will never be over, and I'm glad because of that. Wouldn't it be boring if we learned how to cook for lets say 2 months, and after...
    MsIndievidual MsIndievidual
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 22, 2009

    care to share any clever kitchen improvisations?

    my recent one is realizing that if I'm out of stock or broth I can use a bit of mushroom or onion gravy powder to make soup. also I learned how to make vegetarian "meatloaf" with soy, veggies, oats and seasoning. thank god for McCormick!
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 30, 2016

    Before College!

    Because both my parents work full time (and have done so ever since I can remember), my brother and I grew up with this lady who was a housekeeper/nanny/cook/maid/all of the above. Which, come to think of it, is pretty common in Asia. As a result, I didn't learn how to do laundry...
    squishedbanana squishedbanana
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 29, 2008

    More Like I Attempt It.

    Haha LEARNING how to cook is a long stretch..I more like attempt it =D ya know i can make grill cheese and Fajitas...and yummy *** quesadillas woo! ha no i mean if i am given a cook book I am pretty sure I can do it right....but it would be frickin fantastic if I...
    chelsea34 chelsea34
    18-21, F
    Jun 4, 2008

    anyone else use Pillsbury biscuits to make

    little pizzas? just flatten them out then load them with favorite toppings. has to be the regular grands though; not those "buttery" ones that have that disgusting, sweet taste.
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 31, 2016
    deleted deleted
    Jan 25, 2015

      Up until now I never really was

    interested in cooking as the kitchen was my wife's territory; however lately I decided to learn how to cook. I already tried myself as a cook with some simple recipes (not too many ingredients and not too complex instructions); however the end result didn't really win any...
    xmhm xmhm
    36-40, M
    Aug 30, 2014


    I am middle aged and looking for a cooking group to show me how to boil water. Yikes.....well better late than never!
    Tumblindice Tumblindice
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Sep 24, 2013

    baked spaghetti squash with pumpkin spice

    and substitute sugar for dinner tonight. hope it taste good. healthy eating.
    deleted deleted
    Jan 31, 2016

    Dont Think I Will Ever Be Able to Say Im Not

    i hate cooking and consiquently, i am crap at it lol. i am always trying to find new meals that are simple to cook and taste good, and because nothin is ever easy enough that taste great i will always be learning,. and dont surguest microwave meals because i hate them they are...
    lushandlippy lushandlippy
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 6, 2008

    Yes You Can Burn Water!

    So I am married now and am doing the whole housewife thing but the cooking part hasn't been easy. As a child raised on tv dinner I grew up thinking that corn dogs, pizza rolls, french fries and the wonderful stouffers was cooking. I even told my husband that I made it at home...
    ethansmommy1006 ethansmommy1006
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 7, 2009
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 10, 2016

    Necessity Is the Mother of Invention.

    Or creation or whatever you want to call it.   I ran out of money from being unemployed so I had to figure out how to make what's in the cupbourds anymore work. Luckily Ive always been the type to buy raw materials and macrowave food. When the microwave food ran out I was...
    rpyromaniac rpyromaniac
    22-25, M
    Sep 1, 2008
More Stories