I Can't Cook

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    I'm Seriously Domestically Challenged.

     The only things I know how to cook outside of the microwave are cookies from pre-made dough, pancakes, poached eggs, and ramen noodles. I could probably handle noodles, too. But seriously, that's about it. Having been out of the house for four and a half years now, I think...
    Jenniedvm Jenniedvm
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 8, 2008

    TAKE Out!!!

    I HATE COOKING!!!!!   I would rather have my tongue nailed to the table every morning than cook. 
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    1 Response Sep 23, 2007

    I Cant........

    Cook for ****........... in fact im kinda intimidated by the kitchen...... if i ever get married im praying he can cook.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Aug 26, 2009

    Today i cooked and i burned the food.

    Yay! When will i ever learn to fry. 😝😅😱
    chocochocolate chocochocolate
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 19, 2014

    I Don't Belong In the Kitchen. Period.

    i've heard people say that if you can read, you can cook. we-ell...that's not entirely true, at least not when it comes to me. i know how to read just fine, but i also cannot cook to save my (or anyone else's) life! every time i get near a stove, i either burn the food, burn...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Sep 25, 2008

    I can't cook. I love to eat

    but I just cannot cook to save my life. I either always over cook or burn what I am making. I have tried so hard but I just can't do it. It gets expensive eating out all the time.
    keribaby keribaby
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 12, 2014

    Almost Killed Myself (killer Cookies)

    they day i knew i couldn't cook was two days ago when i wanted to make some sugar cookiesat 12 in the morning >.> i made the cookies but they didn't look right like the ones in the store or the ones my grandma makes , but after i ate the cookies the next i had food poison i told...
    123unhappyrefrian 123unhappyrefrian
    18-21, F
    Jul 8, 2012

    I have literally put a pizza in the oven late

    at night, forgotten about it then gone to bed. In the morning it was charcoal.
    Northerner242 Northerner242
    26-30, M
    Apr 5, 2014

    Microwave Mom

    When my mom first moved in with my dad all they ate was beans and hotdogs. She is totally a microwave person. She bought me some cookbooks, but didn't teach me much personally. As I've been learning, I have messed up everything it's impossible to mess up, like JELL-O and salad. I...
    ameeker ameeker
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 14, 2007

    I Wish I Could

    I tried to make pizza but I ended up burning myself and making a mess... And the pizza didnt even taste better than cardboard! LOL
    One1two2 One1two2
    Aug 6, 2013


    I don't know the first thing about cooking! I can make simple things like grilled cheese and ramen lol but not much more than that! Even when I lived on my own, that's what I lived off of. It's pretty sad I think. What can I say, I was raised on Hamburger...
    bella32091 bella32091
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Oct 20, 2009

    I remember this one time,

    my family let me cook Thanksgiving Dinner. And I'm no Paula Dean or anything, but I thought hey, why not, let's give er a shot. So I get all the necessary utensils and **** together and I even have my husband and the kids help out, right? So we're cooking, laughing, having a...
    kkktookmybabyaway kkktookmybabyaway
    22-25, F
    Jun 18, 2014

    Set The Oven On Fire..? Check

    There's only two things I can make in my kitchen, cocktails and reservations.
    Hugmybear Hugmybear
    46-50, F
    Nov 24, 2013

    I'm Not Even Kidding

    This is how much I suck at cooking: Burnt down a cabinet making grilled cheese Set the stove on fire boiling water Screwed up Easy Mac Set the stove on fire making cupcakes
    Danlyn Danlyn
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 5, 2007

    So I was making some roast vegetables tonight.

    .. It was all going pretty well until I tried to put the tray in the oven. I dropped the tray, half of the vegetables fell out, and the tea towel caught fire. This is going swimmingly.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jun 5, 2015

    Is That Really An Omlette?

    I once tried to make an omlette. Okay, so I know NOW that first of all you have to whisk the egg, and you can't just put it straight into the frying pan... but still!! Then end product was as you guessed it, a fried egg, not an omlette. Oops!!
    deleted deleted
    Feb 22, 2010

    Flop Chef

    I know how to operate a stove. I know how to use the tools to make food. Actually I almost never even burn the food. However, every time I cook something, it tastes weird, awful or plain. I guess that is why I prefer to eat food that can be heated by microwave.
    dispendymous dispendymous
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 26, 2012

    My Cooking Fails

    When I was 9 I could cook eggs. After that I started to make things such as popcorn and rice. One day when I was 10 I tried to heat up some hot dogs in the microwave. The microwave broke... Yeah, I wasn't allowed to cook much after that. I didn't even do anything weird to the...
    emipurple emipurple
    18-21, F
    Oct 5, 2013

    I Wish I Could Cook

    Last night was a disaster and a great reminder of why I should never be in a kitchen. I usually end up either ruining the food, by either over salting or burning it, or end up cooking myself in the process and maybe decide to slice and dice myself as one of the ingredients...
    ddemi ddemi
    36-40, T
    Nov 11, 2013


    Its not so much that i can't....More that i wont. My husband always tells me that my cooking is great! But i think he is just saying that to encourage me to do it more often. Lol I hate it. I really do! He cooks, I wash up....It works..  
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    7 Responses Sep 2, 2008

    Kitchen Nightmares

    I can't cook at all I burn EVERYTHING! I almost set the kitchen on fire a few times. The stove caught on fire twice. I had to yell and scream for my husband to come put it out. Then I put something in the microwave and it caught fire. I guess it was something in there that was...
    HurricaneLeia HurricaneLeia
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 18, 2009


    I just ******* burned dinner AGAIN! God dammitt ******* ****!
    HurricaneLeia HurricaneLeia
    26-30, F
    Aug 26, 2009

    I Burn Everything

    I love to cook, but I couldn't if you paid me. Most of my forays into the kitchen end in disaster, mayhem, and ultimately ordering takeout.
    keepitgoing keepitgoing
    Jul 8, 2008

    Almost Killed Myself (killer Cookies)

    they day i knew i couldn't cook was two days ago when i wanted to make some sugar cookiesat 12 in the morning >.> i made the cookies but they didn't look right like the ones in the store or the ones my grandma makes , but after i ate the cookies the next i had food poison i told...
    123unhappyrefrian 123unhappyrefrian
    18-21, F
    Jul 8, 2012

    It's Not As Easy As 1,2,3..............

    I'd love to be a pro in the kitchen... unfortunately, i'm not. Cooking doesn't make sense to me, and that's why I'm not even eager to learn. Having said that I do cook simple things so I don't starve to death, but most of my extra cash goes to going out to eat. I don't understand...
    MissVickies MissVickies
    Jan 4, 2009

    ;-; I feel like such a fail sometimes.

    Maybe it's because I rarely try to, or want to. I plan to survive on mashed potatoes when I leave my parents reign.
    Altairswifi Altairswifi
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 3, 2015

    Well I guess I could

    if I would put my mind to it. But currently, everything I make I would not even dare feet my cat. So, I end up ordering mostly takeout really.
    deleted deleted
    Jun 29, 2015

    Not Really

    i cannot really cook very well . I made sloppy joes last night. Microwaveable mix though . i am trying to learn.
    deleted deleted
    Jun 30, 2010

    Its True! T^t

     I can follow a recipe EXACTLY and SOMEHOW it still turns out horribly wrong! D: i wasnt blessed by the gods of cooking sadly :[ or by the gods of patience ;P
    deleted deleted
    Nov 20, 2009

    buuuut, my mom & I finally got around to making

    eggs & whatever about 2 weeks ago. Anyways, i come back from a run, no one's home, & I'm starting to get hungry... I was tantalized by the idea of simply serving myself some cereal but then figured that this would be the perfect time to test out what I learned. End result? A...
    Moonlitt Moonlitt
    18-21, F
    Jan 1, 2016

    Charcoal, Anyone?

    I have tried, many many many times... but my meals come out burnt all the time. lol. I watch it carefully and try to turn it on time, but it's still carbon. As for microwave meals... I seem to burn those too! XD I guess I just don't have the talent for cooking. =p
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jul 21, 2008

    Love Takeaways

    cant cook, always wanted to learn but never had the oppertunity, i can fend for myself alright but the thoughts of cooking a meal send shivers down my spine, i must make it a goal to learn
    Donalh Donalh
    22-25, M
    Mar 27, 2008

    Dvd Lord Can"t Cook!

    Hello this is DVD LORD(Skunk) here I can't cook I burn scrambled eggs,I over cook toast and burn it when I bake cookies 9 out of 10 batches are bad you know those Carl's Jr Commercials without us some guys would stare that would be starving standing in line getting the Big Burger...
    41-45, M
    Jan 16, 2013
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