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I Cook To Destress

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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...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 6 Responses Oct 15, 2011

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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...
    pierrelee pierrelee 41-45, M 6 Responses Aug 31, 2010

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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...
    pierrelee pierrelee 41-45, M Nov 10, 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...
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 7 Responses Jan 29, 2012

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    I enjoy cooking and I have been cooking since I was about 12 years old. I love the creative outlet that cooking provides me and find it to be a form of stress relief...
    SimplyMarah SimplyMarah 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I am nowhere near professional or gourmet. I can cook for multiple people but I have to have it in writing [recipes, step-by-step, how-to guides, etc.] so it is easy for me to...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    I never really learned how, and the things I learned how to cook, people criticized. It wasn't just one person, but on different days various occasions, no matter who I cooked for...
    ChancellorLevi ChancellorLevi 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I love men who cooks! CAN cook is a bonus! Hehe. Especially if they go out of their ways to cook for me on weekends, on days im working and he's not.. And another bonus'd be THE...
    bellabong bellabong 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I like to cook! Or rather, I should say that I like learning to cook. In all honesty, I'm horrific at it. I never grew up learning the basics. I don't even know how to identify...
    southernfaith southernfaith 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I enjoy cooking, but baking cakes and pies is where my talent is. Everyone loves my sweet potato pies and pineapple upside down cake. I don't cook many meals for my family because...
    Februarychic Februarychic 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Cooking makes me happy I get a lot of satisfaction out of others enjoying my meals. I would love to one day publish a cook book for people who have just left home and havent cooked...
    scardycat1968 scardycat1968 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    The first time my father took me to his shop ...when I was around...5 or 6 years old. He showed me all those amazing cookies and pastries . It was really that moment I decided I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Mar 28

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    Since I am so passionate about cooking it's always been one of my wishes to find a man who loves cooking just as much as me. I know some men in real who cook but they are not very...
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F Mar 29

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    I know I'm a good cook because from a young age my mother said I don't like to cook and fed me t.v. dinners all the time. So I started young and pretty much if I wanted anything I...
    Goodbadladywoman Goodbadladywoman 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Experimenting in the kitchen...that's what I call it when I'm cooking. When I cook food that I tasted and liked during my travels to other countries, I refer to recipes only to get...
    shiningcosmos shiningcosmos 41-45, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I grew up with a British mother who....well....cooked. It was all custard and boiled meat. She didn't know what spaghetti or fried chicken was, until she was in her late 20's...
    Igotsnikt Igotsnikt 36-40, M 3 Responses Mar 18

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    It is the one thing in this world that helps to relieve me stress. Once i get cooking i cant stop. I enjoy when people tell me how good my cooking is. I am a good cook.
    AWeber123 AWeber123 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 19

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    I love to cook, the feeling of creating a dish that I have cooked myself and all the preparation that goes into it. I enjoy working my way through my spice rack and adding a touch...
    mistymerlin mistymerlin 36-40, M Mar 19

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    I love to cook and baking sweets is my specialty. I like grilling steak, chicken and brisket, I like cooking period and I like helping my family do it's easier if I cook then they...
    denaellis575 denaellis575 46-50, F Mar 24

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    I have my secret family brisket recipe that I bring out for holidays so that I can make a delicious and mouth watering one for my loved ones! However, I'm always on the prowl for...
    SimplyMarah SimplyMarah 31-35, F 7 Responses Mar 27

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    Today is Sesame-garlic chicken in the slow cooker with roasted potatos and asparagus. Mix honey, soy sauce, ketchup, oil, diced onion and chopped garlic and pour over about four...
    rella27 rella27 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 30

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    Yummie!!!!I love the warm n appetizing aroma of freshly baked muffins n cookies........oooh I had fun baking last nite:):D I am a great cook also...love to cook all Pakistani n...
    Mughee Mughee 22-25, F Mar 30

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    It's true! I do pretty well in the kitchen if I must say so myself. I love trying new recipes and improving what I already know. My issue, though, is that I hate the whole process...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Apr 1

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    Actually i really love eating (thats why i fat, pls blame my mom bcs she always makes a good food for me haha) and i interested about my mom's cooking. So i learn from her how to...
    dittayu dittayu 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 2

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    On tonight's dinner menu: pork loin with apples and onion. In a skillet cooked pork loin on a bit of oil on both sides on medium heat added a chopped onion and Granny Smith apples...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 6

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    I must of had an extremely large family in a past life! Not only do I love to cook, but I cook for a crowd! It's always a feast at my house! To the point to where I'm always...
    MrsOMS MrsOMS 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Chocolate chip cookies are my passion in life. They've always been my favorite and no cookie can come close to the chocolatey goodness that is enveloped in brown and (preferably...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    The feeling you get when you know you baked or cooked a good dish is unexplainable! I especially love baking red velvet cake; my son and I's favorite type of cake. My mom says that...
    LolitaChrisbell LolitaChrisbell 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Omg a man who can cook is all I need :) ^^ Someone who would cook great dishes for me Someone who would teach me how to cook :)
    Angelina1992 Angelina1992 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    It is not fun at all. He is always working late, he lies to me about his schedule, he is surrounded by drugs and women all the time, and he never has any money. I am really unhappy...
    bumblegirl bumblegirl 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    When I was 8 years old, my Mother grew tired of her cooking duties and decided it was time to offload some of her responsibilities. She than hatched her plan to turn me into the...
    kingshel kingshel 26-30, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I started cooking as a youngster for my kid sister and I when both my parents worked. I was a decent cook for a good many years but I ended up mastering my craft in my late...
    artMusicBrew artMusicBrew 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    🍷I absolutely love cooking and eating! I'm not a great cook, per say. I cook quite average things. But I kill it when I follow a good recipe and I LOVE trying new recipes...
    GreekGoddesz GreekGoddesz 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    I can cook just about anything but I don't really like to talk about it. I've been cooking since about the age of 6.
    Royced45 Royced45 36-40, M Mar 17

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    I will admit it. I will cook my way into someone's heart... Handmade lasagna with five cheeses. Fried green tomatoes. Homemade buttermilk biscuits. Etouffee. Strawberry cobbler...
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    To be honest I seldom cook, but when I do put in the effort and the result is as good as today, I am glad of it. Today's meal: chicken broth and some chicken breasts cooked in a...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I love cooking with loved ones. It might be my favorite thing to do. Especially with good cooks like my wife, father, grandma, sister, mother inlaw, and friends. Every technique...
    kwarner kwarner 31-35, M Mar 26

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    They're made by Keebler, and I absolutely love these things. I'm afraid they will stop making them like they stopped making my other favorite Chocolate Striped Chip cookies. They...
    THEINSIDER20 THEINSIDER20 31-35, M Mar 27

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    It is not so much that I love cooking ... but it is that I love the people I cook for and their response. I love how they devour everything. I love when they ask for seconds and...
    chocomint chocomint 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I would love to marry a man that cooks. He is a keeper. He might get a treat if he cooks :)
    REALWORDS823 REALWORDS823 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I better be.. I just became a pastry chef after being a baker for a year and also a line cook for 9 months. Although I only did part time as a line cook (about 25 hours a week...
    soxs45 soxs45 18-21, M Mar 31

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    I not only like to cook... but actually love doing it. Not only do I get to create something but then share it with others...I've always be a breakfast person, I'm a real fry up...
    gypsysub gypsysub 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    I seldom cook, although been doing it more lately. Yesterday prepared a terrific salmon. Found the recipe on the Internet. Preheated oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Greased an oven...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    So lately, i was thinking to learn how to cook, since i want to reduce the amount of money i am spending on restaurants, fast-food, etc. (plus i heard that girls like men who cook...
    Oti91 Oti91 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    Just because I'm a girl, please don't think I love to cook or should automatically know how. There are certain things I can and will make, and cooking isn't that hard, but it's...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    I absolutely love to cook. Love it. Unfortunately with my career I never have the time, but I did make a killer baba ghanoush tonight. Lol I wish I had more people and occasions to...
    rajasaeed rajasaeed 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Good morning friends ...hope your weekend may turn good. I started it by making my favourite snack dhokla (Indian snack made out of gram floor ) for breakfast instead of going out...
    niki87 niki87 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 5

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    I love to cook but don't enjoy my own cooking. I always find something amiss. Do you have same experience as me ?
    andybub andybub 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I remember I cooked an actual "romantic style" meal for my best friend whom i loved when I went to her house and I actually did a good job. I cooked her simple stuff like pasta...
    emilesfault emilesfault 16-17, M Apr 7

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    I've always enjoyed cooking a little but over the last year or so, I've been trying different recipes for dinner and getting some nice compliments. It's become something I enjoy...
    goodrhino62 goodrhino62 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I don't really even like actual cookies, but I'll eat cookies dough for days :D
    DucksarePerf DucksarePerf 18-21, F Apr 8

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    yes i like to cook though know very few recipes ..cookin can be routine if done everyday but very interestin for special occasions its a art which has to have a passion as anythin...
    romell romell 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago