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I Cook To Destress

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    What A Day?

    I woke up this moring, had a cup of black coffee and try to stay awake. I knew i had a few meeting but i was not sure which one is more important. Then i had a call that someone is waiting for me at a construction site. i jump to my feet and got to the shower.i quickly dress up...
    pierrelee pierrelee 41-45, M Nov 10, 2010

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    Cook To Destress

    My mum came to live with me when she had her right leg amputated 20 years ago. At that time of my life i just joined the work force and was learning new things everyday. And cooking was one of the past time thing that i had to learn because my mum does not like outside food. She...
    pierrelee pierrelee 41-45, M 6 Responses Aug 31, 2010

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    I Accept That Fact About Myself

    Oh there's no question about it..I love to cook. I love kitchens, kitchen appliances and the comfort within.Kitchens don't have to be ultra modern, high end everything.  Nice  yes. However, I was raised in the average home with a cozy kitchen.There's something about a working...
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 7 Responses Jan 29, 2012

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    Thanks To Great Great Grandma

    When I was 15, my family left Sydney and moved to a six acre property on the banks of the Huon River in southern Tasmania.  I went from living in a crowded suburb to living in a remote country area.  There was no-one to hang out with.  My nearest school friend lived on the...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 6 Responses Oct 15, 2011

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    Cooking is an art, and art is in infinite there is no right or wrong way to cook, even if the food is burnt. The thing about burnt food is that you need to have the strength and...
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I have been fortunate enough to have a long line of men in my family that I have admired and learned cooking from. There's something amazing about how they create a dish. It's...
    holgado holgado 26-30, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Cooking is an art beginner or expert. Hey you can certainly create a meal with what you've brought.
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Making a nice meal for my boyfriend again. ^^ experimenting with ingredients and the smell of a warm meal! I will be that cooking and cleaning and good looking wife for my husband...
    rukesh3 rukesh3 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I can't cook, so a man who can would be amazing :)
    mcc7 mcc7 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    My Shrimp Stir Fry! This is 1 of the reasons I enjoy cooking. :)
    sexycapricorn29 sexycapricorn29 26-30, F 2 Responses 33 mins ago

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    I always dreamed of a guy who cooks well. My father was really a good cook, he would spend a whole day in the grocery and preparing food in the kitchen. I was a daddy's girl. He...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I moved on my own at 19 but I really didn't learn how to "cook" for another 7 or 8 years. Spaghetti sauce and hot dogs really don't count as cooking. I mean, if you can't figure...
    Beaver318 Beaver318 41-45, M Jun 30

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    There was a time when a guy friend of mine said "you should learn how to cook. It's bad news for a woman to not know how to cook." I took those words seriously and felt a bit...
    malipatient malipatient 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 17

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    I love to cook and people love it when I cook. I can cook several different dishes from different cultures. From pastries, entrees, and snacks I cook/bake it all. My favorite type...
    Steffi627 Steffi627 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I want to cook someday for that amazing better half that I dream and write about. I want to spend more time cooking for her then have her cook for me. I also want to cook for our...
    lon3lygam3r lon3lygam3r 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I cook most of the time.. In fact, all my siblings have great cooking skills.. One of the main reason is, we don't have the same taste bud with our parents.. So we tend to cook...
    9thguy 9thguy 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I am the one who feed my boyfriend.. Every time except vacations.. Early morning I cook while thinking about him.. When I open the food pack.. He smiles and share it with me.. The...
    chethaki chethaki 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    It's true. When at school , I learned how to cut and join wood together . Now I cook when I have to . It does help having a wife who cooks like a 3 star chef. Oops 4 star . My...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    My father was a very good cook. My father was also the person who taught me how to cook and was the one who made me the cook I am today! I know a lot of men who are cooks as well...
    Wattouat Wattouat 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I made sugar cookies from scratch on wednesday, and they came out so beautiful. And they were SO CHEWY! well the recipe wasnt my own but im happy it was a success, my mom praised...
    martiangrrl martiangrrl 16-17, F Jul 17

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    If you're a guy and can cook just about anything, that's a plus in my book. A lot of guys don't know how to cook. And no, microwaving noodles, or cooking frozen premade store...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've often thought about this and what I would actually cook for them. Of course, you have to take into account allergies, intolerances, any diets and likes and dislikes. I don't...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Cooking sucks! LOL Now that I am getting a divorce I haven't cooked in weeks, it's awesome! I just go to Wholefoods and buy everything already cooked.
    formermartin81 formermartin81 31-35, F Jun 30

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    Actually, I've been doing just this for my wife for quite a few years now. She is the head of our household, not as a dictator or sadistic overlord, but as a loving and caring...
    Redbuns Redbuns 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I have been told by many that I am a good cook. I was the cook of the household before I moved out to get my own place. A lot of people have recommended me to others and that I...
    Wattouat Wattouat 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    So many have asked for my cookie recipe, so.... Basic Vanilla or Chocolate Cookie Dough 1 c. (2 cubes) butter 2 c. sugar (half brown sugar as desired) 2 eggs 2 t. vanilla 2...
    CherSr CherSr 61-65, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    This would be great since I can't cook to save a life. He needs to cook I'll clean up. And it would be a nice touch if he could sing while he cooks. Singing to the marinara sauce...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    My older sister taught me how to cook a few years ago. Whilst I love to cook, I have to admit that I am not the best and have a habit of accidentally burning my dishes! I think I...
    DamoiseauDynavolt DamoiseauDynavolt 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    Done cooking. This is my finished product. I tried to cook pininyahang manok or Pineapple Chicken, this is my first time to try pineapple chicken. Not so perfect but not so bad...
    smjuap21 smjuap21 22-25, F Jul 12

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    I was just thinking about this about 2-3 minutes ago. I was eating an oatmeal raisin cookie and thought, "Why do people hate these so much?" They're amazing. Sure, they can trick...
    UltraCerulean UltraCerulean 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    It has been a long time since me and my mom had got to cook together. I want to move to ny when I grow up and become a chef I am pretty talented at cooking but I want to try more...
    eliteforces1001 eliteforces1001 16-17, M Jul 15

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    I can't wait for Christmas this year because then I'll get to eat cream cheese cookies. And almond log cookies. And hopefully gingerbread men. And. And. I'm going to try to make...
    jahein137 jahein137 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    One of my favorite things to do is cook for or with my boyfriend. I also cook for his family sometimes. I enjoy spending time with them and I appreciate that they allow me to come...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Jul 19

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    even if i'm not a good cook, i still try my very best to cook from the bottom of my heart (with love) .....Those people who eat my food and says its good are my LOYAL FANS...
    lissomirl lissomirl 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I had this cute boy come over to my house and we bought some knives and cookware from him called Cutco. We got them in the mail last week. They're awesome! I cook all the time now...
    mikayla2 mikayla2 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I had this cute boy come over to my moms house and we bought some kitchen knives and cookware from him called Cutco?? We got them in the mail recently. They're awesome! I cook all...
    mikayla2 mikayla2 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I believe that every woman loves to cook or bake something from time to time. I've never really found this very exciting and fun, but now, I've got to see another side of it, which...
    ari5t0crat ari5t0crat 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My passion for the kitchen started when I was eleven. I had just started secondary school and one topic in design technology was food technology. That was the first one I completed...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I love any meal, not just home cooked ones! But home cooked ones are cool, and cheaper, and you can smell them for the time before while they are cooking, making me want to eat...
    InternationalDarkness InternationalDarkness 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Cooking is really fun for me. Even if I don't eat what I cook and am making it for someone else I enjoy putting things together for a meal.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 29

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    Like at all! Both my parents are amazing cooks and bakers, but I seem to be lacking the foodie gene! Toast is the extent of my culinary skills, but I would love to cook a meal...
    GirlAboutTownXx GirlAboutTownXx 18-21, F Jun 30

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    I love soul food . And I love anybody that can COOK :) .. I think instead of ordering food , I'm going to cook ;)
    Raymoonnn Raymoonnn 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    I love cooking for people and making them have a great meal, making them happy. I feel good when I am cooking.
    samdavis3 samdavis3 16-17, M Jul 3

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    I love cookies!!! Like if you love cookies
    xhumairax xhumairax 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    Today I made tarka dal and my family liked it a lot.I soaked some whole split peas overnight.In the morning I cooked them in the pressure cooker.I heated some oil in a pan and...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 4

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    I live in quite a big family and we all have different jobs we do. I do most of the cooking. I enjoy it. I keep roughly to well known recipes but i change the ingredients a lot. My...
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F Jul 4