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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 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 5 Responses Oct 15, 2011

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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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    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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    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 love to cook. Oh my goodness! :) I use the microwave, hot water from the sink faucet or the NU Wave Cooker that I call a portable stove since it's shaped like a big stove burner...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    I am a very good cook, with a creative mind for cooking all types of foods from all different cultures. I started working in a restaurant when I was 9, and had to make meals for...
    Kman4You Kman4You 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    With a busy family of six to cook for,I tend to cook big batches of things.In winter its soup or curry,and in summer its salads and bread.I often get my four children to help me...
    mariemumoffour mariemumoffour 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Yesterday i baked cookies with nutella fillings, and just today i baked oatmeal cookies. I love bakings and cookings, especially when i see people happily eating what i cooked...
    tiffanyalcalei tiffanyalcalei 26-30, F Mar 31

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    Yay, Im so happy. This semester, in school, I've been taking a foods class where u learn how to cook different types of foods by following he recipe, as well as learning about...
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F Apr 2

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    I have never been too great with words so i have always shown my appreciation through gesture and mostly cooking. Cooking is my comfort zone, my blanket, when im sad ill bake...
    confusednormalness confusednormalness 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    How my *** cooked dinner tonight for tomorrow. I'm making a pot roast on a slow cooker. on the lowest 10 hour setting Ingredients n Recipe ROAST 1 kids cup of water <...
    Cosreal Cosreal 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 23

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    As much as I know how to cook, I leave that to my husband. I specialize in anything Italian while he basks in all that is Oriental... I know how to cook but he more than enjoys...
    LoveOverHatred LoveOverHatred 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I am a qualified chef but havnt worked in the catering industry in years but still enjoy cooking and I cook n_ked at home . Pity I never got to cook that way when I did it for a...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    It's almost like meditation to me. To empty my mind of everything and feel the ingredients and bring it all together using only my experience and no cook books. Cooking for my...
    GoddessBluefox GoddessBluefox 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    i love to cook and back, i love usually chicken to cook and i guess chocolate cake
    actionjacksonAZ actionjacksonAZ 22-25, M Mar 23

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    I think we all have our own signature dish that we got really good at cooking. My friends and I were discussing our "signatures" and I really wasn't sure what mine is. There's a...
    TheKristaJo TheKristaJo 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 27

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    today is a dessert day. already I've made oatmeal raisin cookies, I've made peanut butter cookies, I've made chocolate cake, I've made pumpkin pie, I've made apple pie, and I've...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Got tired of tuna casserole, so at 10 I kicked my mom out of the kitchen and taught myself to cook from a cookbook. That's when we started having family pizza night. Bread...
    teadiva teadiva 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    One of my favorite memories is eating chocolate chip cookie dough that my mom made. I was just a lil girl with a big spoon, too short to even hit the counter with my head. That...
    XraZorBladezX XraZorBladezX 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    It's like therapy. When I was young, my mother boiled everything. But, when I met my wife, I discovered that good could actually taste good... and be good for you at the...
    Some1umayNo Some1umayNo 46-50, M Mar 31

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    I cant even tell you how easy it is to make delicious bbq ribs. Okay,yes i can. Just purchase some meaty country ribs. Brown them well in a hot oiled skillet. Place them in a...
    tornadowinds tornadowinds 46-50, F 6 Responses Apr 1

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    I love to cook and I'm always on the look-out for new and exciting recipes. My personal specialty is chicken and sausage jambalaya, Cajun style without tomatoes, although I...
    EarthWalkerMan EarthWalkerMan 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I have a busy life and dont get to spend much time with my family duing the week. My kids are older at 21 and 23 and I feel guilty about how little time I dedicate to my wife of...
    ian877 ian877 51-55, M Apr 4

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    If I cared for you, not only would I share my last cookie, but I would share my thoughts, dreams, worries, cares, love and spirit...... Wait, does the cookie have pecans? Okay...
    Happinessisthinking Happinessisthinking 46-50, M Apr 4

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    My favorite thing to cook are cookies, they make me happy lol
    LoveWithoutEnd LoveWithoutEnd 13-15, M Apr 4

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    I qualified as a chef many years ago and worked in the catering industry for many years . I got tired of feeding people who thought they could do a better job ,so gave up and...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 4 Responses Apr 6

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    I qualified as a chef many years ago and worked in the catering industry for many years . I got tired of feeding people who thought they could do a better job ,so gave up and...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    I trained as a chef at college many years ago and worked in the catering trade for several years and god sick of the long unsociable hours and the complaining public who think they...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M Apr 6

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    I absolutely love cooking, I put on music and dance while I cook and it is such a great escape, I go into my own world just enjoying creating something
    iamblackvelvet iamblackvelvet 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Hi All ! I am from India and i love cooking for people i love and also i just love to cook Indian recipes with some change :)
    jimmycimba611 jimmycimba611 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 10

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    Today I made a spinach & mushroom lasagne, just on an impulse, without a recipe. It all began with a bag of spinach at the veggie section, on my shopping tour yesterday. It was...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    So tonight I'm cooking dinner. which I love to do. Baked chicken, garlic potatoes, green beans and moms making dessert. She's helping a little but majority of the work I'm doing. I...
    countrygirl9916 countrygirl9916 18-21, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    I just cooked two whole links of Hot Italian Sausage; and I poured Mexican seasoning on it first on one side then on the other midway into cooking after I turned them over. It was...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I love to cook food need idea's i enjoy cooking for my family
    crawfishqueen crawfishqueen 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    my mom is awesome in the kitchen and her passion for cooking great food has rubbed off on me. we may not always get a long perfectly but we love to cook together, all different...
    geenagirl1 geenagirl1 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've been enjoying all the comfort foods over winter and this is one of my favourites which is great people pleasing, stick to your ribs kind of food for when its cold but also...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    this is my super quick lasagna, lasagna sheets, low fat mince, lamb veg stock cube, onion, 2 red peppers, 3 courgettes, tin of tomatoes, 500g carton of passata. 500g fat free...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Chocolate chip cookies dipped in chocolate :3 my cookies are always yummmyyyy ;D
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I cooked boneless chicken thigh filets and I made chicken broth and lightly buttered the chicken partway into the cooking process. It is really good. The light butter made the...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    There is something profoundly satisfying about baking. In addition to going to the gym there is nothing that wipes the stress away as baking something. I love baking cookies and...
    Marcette88 Marcette88 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    Eating raw cookie dough and other goods that contain raw egg is like the socially acceptable version of Russian Roulette. Somebody is going to die from raw egg disease and everyone...
    HateMeLoveMe101 HateMeLoveMe101 18-21, F Mar 18

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