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I Am Teaching Myself Cooking

Cooking is my escapism 32 People

    New Recipes For A Cookbook

    I'm thinking about writing a cookbook someday, & hopefully kinda shortly. I want to experiment with new ideas of recipes & set my own cooking trend with ingredients of foods, drinks, smoothies, desserts, etc. that you wouldn't even IMAGINE!
    otad12 otad12 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 16, 2009

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    My Start

    2 years ago, the best and the only thing I could do was Fried-eggs. It wasn't until I found myself Suddenly living alone and I had to eat tons of canned food, needless to say over my budget. a while after, my financial status changed and I could no longer afford restaurants or...
    sirscorpius sirscorpius 26-30, M Feb 1, 2013

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    I Need a New Pot

     I ruined my old pot. I think I need to buy a new one. It gonna be one of those huge steam pots.
    winniebree winniebree 26-30, F Dec 10, 2008

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    My Cooking Is Not So Good, I Realized.

     I realized my cooking is not so good.  As long as I enjoy cooking, I don't care.  Besides, I cook for myself.  I don't ask for much about food.
    winniebree winniebree 26-30, F Dec 4, 2008

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    I Cook

    I am not sure whether I will ever become a good cook. That won't really matter, I guess. I just enjoy cooking: preparing ingredients and putting my heart in the food making process...and snapshot the final presentation of my food... Baking and making Cantonese dim sum is my...
    winniebree winniebree 26-30, F Dec 1, 2008

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    I Almost Set the House On Fire

     Tried making steamed rice cake today. It was just...there was oily water dripping out of the pot and set a tiny fire on one of the stove...and sent off the smoke detector... But at least the cake tasted great... Recipe: Ingredients--rice flour 3 cups, brown sugar 1 1/2 cups...
    winniebree winniebree 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 2, 2008

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    I Have To Say

    I think I am going to be a damn good one!! :D It's about time! :) 
    Opalina Opalina 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2009

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    Working as a chef means you gotta like cooking, I remember watching my mum and grandmothers cook as a child always got me into it, now I'm cooking stuff like this (picture attached...
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    So I have a confession to make. I Don't ever make myself food unless I'm cooking for others..... I know it is pretty lazy of me.... But hear me out for just a second. Okay so you...
    FatFur FatFur 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    I enjoy cooking but not washing dishes lol
    yingzilin yingzilin 22-25, F 15 Responses Nov 27

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    Having 2 Sicilian Immigrant grandmothers, 5 Aunts 4 great Aunts, i was in the kitchen at a very early age, by the time i was 13 i could make almost any regional classic Sicilian or...
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    I'm cooking a Jambalaya this evening.
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    Finished cooking the Jambalaya
    Cowboy011 Cowboy011 51-55, M Dec 6

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    Making sour cream sugar cookies with homemade buttercream frosting for me and the hubby :) I love cooking!!
    CountryQueen623 CountryQueen623 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    I can cook pretty good but not in cooking cakes and deserts^.^
    Gettingout72 Gettingout72 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 14

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    I love cooking for people who are willing to eat my dish; I, however, don't like eating. I like feeling the ingredients' texture on my bare hands and mixing the batter or the...
    Dandywishes Dandywishes 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I love food. I love to create good food. My favorite toy is the pressure cooker, followed by the microwave. I dislike a slow cooker. I bake ice water pie crust, then fill it...
    afirsttime afirsttime 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I wish I could eat all the time. Love cooking with people then sitting down and enjoying a meal together :)
    BreaBranch BreaBranch 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Photo after the stuffed cabbage has been cooking awhile
    Cowboy011 Cowboy011 51-55, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Ramble Gamble 'Cause I cannot stop my mind from running... One minute I'm hearing a recycled Christmas classic, The next is a parody made in my head. Catch my muse, set the fuse...
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    “I have forced myself to begin writing when I’ve been utterly exhausted, when I’ve felt my soul as thin as a playing card, when nothing has seemed worth enduring for another...
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    Never learn from my past experiences. It's like reading an old book and knowing how it ends but going ahead anyway. I should not be allowed to think. It's this hope for something...
    gaeainchaos gaeainchaos 22-25, F 27 mins ago

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    As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”. As...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    I get those days when I hate myself so much. I've always had the self destruction feeling in my mind but I try to ignore it. Some days it's really hard and I have a strong urge to...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 30

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    I hate myself..People always take avantaged from me. I know it but i don't know how to deny. I care their poeple feeling too much but they don't care my feeling. I cannot really...
    chombongkoch chombongkoch 31-35, F Dec 2

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    Almost?? I NEVER put myself first. you need me to drive you half way across the country? Sure!! I can't drive but ill be happy to carry you. the ex wants to talk? sure! Im suicidal...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    Every time I make any kind of mistake- even just getting a bad grade on a test or saying something stupid- I feel like I deserve to be punished for it by hurting myself. I cut my...
    kaleidoscopic21 kaleidoscopic21 13-15, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    So i asked a question earlier about whether or not i should go out to hang with friends. ive been at home since im sort of overwhelemed at the moment and having a hard time...
    spreadyourwings spreadyourwings 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm a little worried.... I used to cut myself when I was around 18 or so , I accidentally cut myself and I liked the feeling. I began cutting because I liked the feeling and was...
    Honee86 Honee86 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    So I thought I should tell u guys all the things I have been threw in life this is hard for me telling u guys but bare with me so I was born on the 7 jan 1996 so as I got older and...
    Scarsdontfade Scarsdontfade 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I often write or type what I feel not because I prefer to express myself that way, but rather no one seems to be too concerned with what I have to say. I have always been pushed...
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    I wrote this in 09 Am I me? Can I really only be me? Does it make sense to say that I am only Me, different from all else, and existing as only myself. I certainly don't...
    chimbie88 chimbie88 31-35, M Nov 25

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    Today I received a letter from my dad who has been incarcerated since April. This is the first letter he has sent me. I have not seen him due to circumstances in the family that...
    Aml4 Aml4 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 28

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    I'm currently trying to starve myself and work out. I don't know why but I feel like I do that I'll feel better in myself.. I hate myself so much. If I had the opportunity to kill...
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    I have sealed myself into a safe little box over the years. I am rediscovering myself now and branching out. I have blamed my husband for being controlling, but have realized that...
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    I talk to myself everyday. Sometimes I like to remind myself what I will be doing. I try not to talk to myself in public. I don't think it is a bad thing that I talk to myself.
    Rippie Rippie 22-25, M Dec 3

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    I mean really, a long history of victimization has left me so strong in so many aspects but there is still the residual leftovers deep inside. I tell myself I am worthless, that I...
    SameOldLoneliness SameOldLoneliness 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    RubyRayne RubyRayne 26-30, F Dec 9

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    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 15

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    mentally torture myself even have cut myself starve dehydrate myself as well . as you can tell I clearly don't love myself
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    THE AFTERMATH... I LOVE GOD FOR MAKING ME, NOT ONLY AS A HUMAN, BUT AS AN INCAPABLE HUMAN... MAYBE IT WAS MEANT FOR ME TO SUFFER... I KNOW MY DESTINY... I LOVE YOU MY DEAR...
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