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I Like to Cook From Scratch

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    Learned Early On.

    Until you have learned how to cook, what herbs and seasoning do in a dish, what combinations go together, how the pallet handles food and drink, you can't really appreciate what goes into a meal you and others find so appetizing in a good restaurant.  Spending a lot of time...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 8, 2013

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    This Turned Out Really Well

    roasted cauliflower...drizzle with olive oil,chopped garlic,s&p,some pine nuts,parm.cheese-and lemon zest! put 'em in the oven or broiler 'till they're done-haha you might add the pinola nuts a bit later so they don't scorch... DEELISH!
    dubkebab dubkebab 36-40, M 5 Responses Oct 11, 2009

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    Slowfood Movement - Goodbye Campbells

    I have always used campbells cream soups in my cooking.  Then I read one of cc5439's comments and it made me think.  Actually, it made me pull out the soup and read the label.  I have gotten rid of practically all other processed foods except my Campbell's...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F 26 Responses Oct 18, 2009

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    I Like To Be In Control

    I think it is because I like to be in control.  My food is cooked to my tastes and health concerns.  I discovered cooking from scratch when I started reading labels on processed foods – it's amazing the chemical soup we eat when we buy packaged foods.  Some...
    MarkFree MarkFree 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 26, 2009

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    Create

    I to love to cook from scratch. Something about that home-style flavor. And creating new things is even better. Of course no one in my house eats anything good so my work guys benefit from my creative cooking...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F Jul 29, 2007

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    I want somebody to cook for

    and he will make love with me.
    uzuri84 uzuri84 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    Nothing Beats Real Food...

    It may not sound like a really masculine thing to do, but after having been forcefed restaurant fodder for almost every night for over 3 years, nothing beats some real home cooked food... .... restaurant food, especially on the budget I was on, is unvariably a slab of greasy...
    delt delt 41-45, M 7 Responses Dec 10, 2007

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    I haven't eaten at a restaurant in ages

    because I can cook anything I want faster and cheaper at home. I'm addicted to my own cooking and dream of someday owning a restaurant or catering company.
    ShesAVeryKinkyGirl ShesAVeryKinkyGirl 26-30, F a week ago

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    Especially For My Loved Ones

    I love to make a homemade meal and see the look on the people's faces when they taste it. it's so gratifying.
    cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2008

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    Munching

    on some kettle cooked sea salt and cracked black pepper chips. I have to try to cook these myself, soooo good and know they would be amazing fresh. ^•^
    fortysixandtwo fortysixandtwo 22-25, F Feb 20, 2012

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    I'm Tellin' Youse...

    before you get down to putting together your next lasagna,try a layer of alfredo sauce on the bottom,and maybe some in the middle...assemble as you normally would(everyone's is different)-then get ready for happy people... there are now "no boiling required "lasagne...
    dubkebab dubkebab 36-40, M Oct 12, 2009

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    Curry Powder From Scratch

    For a few years I've been doing as much as I can from scratch. When I make a chili, I make my own stocks and grind my own paste. It really does make a difference. A few weeks ago, I made some curry with a powder ground and blended from scratch. The difference was remarkable...
    penguinswon penguinswon 51-55 6 Responses Dec 10, 2007

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    The Best

    I love from-scratch cooking!! I make gravy, biscuits, soups, pancakes and more from scratch.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Apr 11, 2010

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    My Garden, Brownies and Cornbread

    In about a month, I'll be tilling up my backyard for the garden.   I usually till up 4,000 square feet, but this year it will be about 30% larger. I grow a wide variety of veggies and can and freeze them for my recipes.  I give quite a bit of it to the neighbors...
    lawnmowrman lawnmowrman 41-45, M Feb 23, 2009

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    My Passion

    I love to cook, the more complex the better.Everyone asks me to teach them, i find it very relaxing. I have always loved to cook,coming from a mother who would just as soon blow up the kitchen, let alone cook....yeah, learning was interesting. I believe the first cake from...
    redheadsrule redheadsrule 36-40, F 6 Responses Jul 31, 2007

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    Into Indian

    I've been on a Indian cooking streak for a few months now.  I don't always pull it off, but it's worth the effort, usually.  I love spicy, fresh, and low fat food. I think the reason I don't always have total success is that I am determined to use much less fat. Also...
    Incensical Incensical 51-55, F Nov 24, 2007

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    And Grow My Own Stuff Too

    Nothing can beat cooking what you've grown.  Pick lots of zucchini when they're no bigger than your forefinger and dry fry them in a really hot pan for a couple of minutes.  Serve with parma ham.  yum yum,  Seemples!
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 4, 2010

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    Being A Chef

    this really helps not not been working as a chef for years and I hust love cooking from base ingresientsgreat taste and so much variety
    christinemelody christinemelody 56-60, T 1 Response Jun 8, 2012

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    Follow Me On Twitter

     I've started a scratch food group.  we can exchange recipes   scratchfood@twitter
    penguinswon penguinswon 51-55 2 Responses Aug 5, 2009

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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 ideas and not necessarily follow what they say (that's why I don't like making cakes, pastries and bread which require following...
    shiningcosmos shiningcosmos 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    Where Is The Fun If There Is Not Challenge?

    Recipes I like cooking from scratch: A birthday cake. homemade feeling and frosting. Raviolis, Pancakes, Muffins, Cookies, Homemade salad dressings...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 9, 2010

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    Pizza

    I made pizza from scratch yesterday. Ok, the sauce was from a jar from the store and no I didn't touch the cows (for the cheese). I did make the dough from scratch... flour, yeast (yeah for rapid rise!), olive oil and water. I think it took about 1 1/2 - 2 hours all together but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 27, 2007

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    Homemade Mac & Cheese

    I don't know if I have posted my recipe (or my mom's I should say) for homemade Mac & Cheese. It's not exactly from scratch from the purist's point of view, but it is not from a box (though I like Kraft too!) You boil the macaroni, drain it, shred some cheddar cheese. Add...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 22, 2007

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    Wic Approved

    I've notice on a lot of items I buy there is a WIC approved sign. Does WIC only approve real food?  Is the WIC approval a sign that its good to eat?
    MarkFree MarkFree 51-55, M 4 Responses Nov 4, 2009

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    I Make My Own Skin Care Products From Scatch Too

    My body has allergies and intolerances, and my kitchen serves as the production facility for healthy food preparation and natural household cleaning and skin care product making as well. I enjoy spending time doing all of these things, but most of all I enjoy the compliments I...
    Sophora Sophora 46-50 4 Responses May 17, 2012

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    Well, Not Really

    But my fiancé can cook. She makes the best pot roast you'd ever lay your teeth on. She makes her cookies with love. She adds just the right amount of spice to her stews. She cooks without a cookbook, and hell, she can cook. As far as I go, I'd blow up the kitchen.
    MaiaTheBroken MaiaTheBroken 18-21, F Jul 6, 2012

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    I Like To Cook From Scratch

    I used to be so busy with work and small children, I relied heavily on packets for my cooking although we always had fresh vegetables.  Now that I have time I am really loving cooking from scratch without all the nasties/additives they put in the packets.  I feel...
    Glondie Glondie 51-55, F Apr 26, 2010

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    Almost Always

    as soon as I start to cook, I feel happy. Relaxed, and happy. I wish I more reliably took time to do that. Make a date with myself, etc.  :)
    penname penname 41-45, F Nov 4, 2009

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    Dig Your Tasty Vitamin A Fix

    pardon the fact that I'm not using measurements here, just a good healthy yummy side dish you can make as much or as little you might need,and balance the ingredients according to your taste,budget,season etc. grab a few carrots-(last night I just used one large one...
    dubkebab dubkebab 36-40, M Apr 17, 2010

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    To Those Penny Pinchers

    Cooking from scratch cost significantly less than buying all ready made foods at the super market.  These food companies are making money hand over fist because so many Americans are too lazy to make their own foods.  It costs them about .15 cents to make infant formula...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F 11 Responses Oct 18, 2009

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    Smoky Potato Soup

    2-3 medium potatoes, scrubbed and chopped.....put in a saucepan of water, not quite enough to cover and cook on medium heat until they are almost done.  Add pepper and salt to taste, and a little Wrights Liquid smoke (about 1 tsp).  Finish cooking, when potatoes are done, add...
    WildAmy WildAmy 61-65, F 1 Response Jan 1, 2012

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    It's Worth The Time And Effort..

    I always try to cook everything from scratch. It takes up a lot more time that way, but it's usually worth it in the end. You don't have any of those nasty perservatives in your food, you know exactly everything in it. Plus, it tastes a thousand times better. Bread, pancakes...
    delirium delirium 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 16, 2010

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    Be a participant in life, not an observer. Many people, when they realize how big the world is become like King Solomon, who lamented that 'there is nothing new under the sun'. If...
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    They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over again, and expecting a different result. The problem most people have is that they know they need...
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    I like to cook pizza from scratch and I am good at it
    Vixen1225 Vixen1225 13-15, F Apr 2

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    I'm not a man. The only thing edible I can make is a pancake from scratch.... But my dad makes the BEST food ever. I'm pretty sure he uses mana in all of his recipes.
    etraw2A368 etraw2A368 16-17, F Apr 2

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    Nothing relaxes me more then being in the kitchen and making a great meal from scratch
    chitown30 chitown30 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 10

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    Cajun fried shrimp/tilapia with linguini (marinera sauce made from scratch) I ❤️SEAFOOD ! 😋😋😋😋
    pisceslady444 pisceslady444 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Yes!! Absolutely love it! I'm not working right now so when my family go's off to there jobs I make sure to have dinner hot and ready for when they come back home. I learned how to...
    StevensTHEname StevensTHEname 26-30, M 2 days ago

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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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    It's just a pet peeve of mine. Yes, "I do like Cookies". No. I don't like cookys. That's just an example. I also hate it when the groups don't make any sense or even when the...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    would like pics from girls
    joshman12 joshman12 18-21, M Mar 23

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    I am a shy person and I always wanted to sit in the corner of the class. Our biology teacher is a bit scary, and she didn't approve that I was invisible in the class. So she...
    CrazyStar137 CrazyStar137 13-15 Apr 4

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    Weird people are fun. I remember I had this roommate back in college who would say things like "Don't you look at me in that tone of voice!" and "You shut your mouth when you...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    It could have started on any other day, possibly any other year. Maybe even any other lifetime, but unfortunately it had to start today! So this day started out like any other...
    GovernorMG GovernorMG 22-25, M Mar 29

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    ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE PT. 1 It could have started on any other day, possibly any other year. Maybe even any other lifetime, but unfortunately it had to start today! So this day...
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    I honestly like songs from every type of music instead of screamo I love music
    Sheslikethewind Sheslikethewind 18-21, F Apr 3

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    “Good girl.” He scratched her head as she purr, seeking comfort in the man she feared and loved. He praised her with a soft kiss on her lips, admiring the deep purple bruise he...
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    "cookie cutter *******" by snow tha product Yeah! Uhm Look! Pockets looking cakey like these bummy ******* make up It's room service *****, the game requested that it get waked...
    shawny97 shawny97 16-17, M Mar 29

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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...
    Marah613 Marah613 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 6 days ago