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I Love to Cook and Bake

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    I do it gives me a since of happiness

    and calm I love to be in my kitchen cooking or any kitchen for that matter fixing up all types of meals and baking a lot of goodies or cuisines... like when im in the kitchen im a whole new me
    DarkLoveKing DarkLoveKing 18-21, F Feb 19

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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 inviting friends and family over because my husband & I can't finish these meals alone! I think that's one of the main reasons my husband married me...
    MrsOMS MrsOMS 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Nice and Warm Kitchen...

    It's hard not to bake in the winter time. It's a great way to stay warm and put something warm in your belly. Cookies, scones, little pie pastry thingies...mmm...
    Shayndel Shayndel 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 9, 2008

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    So Far Today

    all I've done is cook and bake! Ok, so it started with cooking the dog his fish and pasta for breakfast, then I made some cupcakes and turned them into butterfly cakes with some buttercream icing - I haven't done that since I was a little girl! I've just started lunch - gonna...
    liquoricelady liquoricelady 26-30, F 2 Responses May 18, 2008

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    Got this recipe from food.

    com and made it last night. I'd never tried shepherds pie before and wanted something different. I had to make my own stock, subbed green means for the peas, and used white Zinfandel instead of the red wine, but it still turned out super yummy! Let me know of you have any...
    cherryxblossom cherryxblossom 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    Mashed Potatoes and Gravy Ok,

    ok, I know. They're so basic and simple, who needs a recipe, right?! WRONG!!! lol seriously, this so the most amazing gravy I've ever discovered! You will not regret trying this gravy!!!! This one is thanks to Barefoot Contessa! I always just use imitation brandy extract since...
    cherryxblossom cherryxblossom 26-30, F Mar 7

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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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    Aquatic fish like ahi tuna is one of the meats

    that is great for your brain. If you would prefer something just as good, yet is a tantalizer for your taste buds, than cod is my inexpensive option. When I was at a classy restaurant, the waitress approached the table to get my order. I selected from their restaurant's menu...
    Jrock91 Jrock91 22-25, M Mar 7

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    Yesterday, i made granola bars.

    I always wanted to make them, i have made them before, there were always problems when i made them so i tried to change everything. This time i tried to make the best granola bars ever! I changed a lot of what the recipe said. Instead of Rice Krispies i put whole grain cheerios...
    AngelBornInHell AngelBornInHell 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 20

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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 I cook and bake so good that she believes I will be successful in a bakery or restaurant business, but is my food really that good? I just...
    LolitaChrisbell LolitaChrisbell 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    The Joys Of Baking

    Baking is so much fun! A great activity to put a smile on a friend and family member's face. My favorite things to bake are cakes and cupcakes. Soft and fluffy! A chocolate surprise in the middle of the cupcake or the flavor of pineapples upon a cake. So many different flavors to...
    Shiiskrii Shiiskrii 13-15, F Nov 5, 2012

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    Yummy, Super Easy Sweet Potatoes A friend of

    mine invited me and my bf over for dinner one night and served these. I loved them so much I couldn't stop devouring them! You can slice them like fries or just cut them into small chunks. Either way is delicious! 1) Wash and peel you sweet potatoes 2) Cut into desired slices...
    cherryxblossom cherryxblossom 26-30, F Mar 7

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    There's Nothing Like a Homemade Cake

    I learned to cook as a child, my grandma used to make apple crumble, and we had a really nice apple tree in the garden, not too sweet or sour and I first learnt to make an apple pie. The taste of the soft crumbly pastry has always stayed with me. I went on to train as a chef, not...
    penmin penmin 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 28, 2008

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    Fried Chicken So one night I was really

    craving some fried chicken. I don't make it too often because I try to avoid fried foods. However, giving in one night I thought, 'instead of sticking to my basic, simple recipe lets see what else is out there....' So, as usual I browsed through food.com and found this gem! We...
    cherryxblossom cherryxblossom 26-30, F Mar 7

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    SouthernWifeinCali SouthernWifeinCali 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I Like to Be In the Kitchen

    This sounds really corny, but its true....its amazing to me that you can throw together some flour, eggs and milk and voila, a cake appears! Its calming also.  I love the warm smell of baked cookies when it fills the house, especially during the holidays. And how...
    jesyka jesyka 31-35, F 20 Responses Oct 28, 2007

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    Best Orange Cake Ever

    8 tablespoons sweet butter , softened 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs , separated 2 oranges, zest of 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup fresh...
    cherryxblossom cherryxblossom 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 15, 2011

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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 continental foods...... I'm happy lastnite I baked pizza n muffins fr my cousins:)
    Mughee Mughee 22-25, F Mar 30

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    My Moment Of Pride

    I started cooking and baking at a very young age, at first with my mother, then pretty soon I was doing it alone, following recipes until I felt confident enough to create my own. Last year a friend sent me a huge crate of apples from her orchard, so after eating all we could...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 3, 2013

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    Cookies Therapy

    When I am feeling really really stressed, and just can't seem to get it together; I bake. I have been baking cookies. LOL...again with the cookies. Yep. almost got the recipes tweaked, with less sugar, salt, and fat so I can send them off to my lovely friends again. Meanwhile...
    Toby2day Toby2day 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2009

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    MY Secret Passion

    Now for something completely different I like to cook. Yes, with all my emotional drama I figured I would write about something I enjoy. And it’s cooking I love pasta and like to try new Italian dishes and sauces. I love lots of fresh veggies too, and incorporate them...
    Smokeseek Smokeseek 36-40, M 3 Responses Dec 29, 2008

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    I'm making a nice Italian dinner

    for my grandma right now haha :P
    d0ntl00katm3 d0ntl00katm3 13-15, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    Baked Salmon My bf looooves this salmon.

    Personally, I think it's a bit salty yet still very good. I usually just add a little less salt to mine, but you'll probably like it just as the recipe says! 2 garlic cloves, minced 6 tablespoons light olive oil 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground black...
    cherryxblossom cherryxblossom 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    I Am Baking When I Should Be Doing School . . .

    But people love! my cooking. I brought cookies to school the other day and people were just following me around, practically worshipping me, asking for more, saying they'd never had anything so good. One of my mom's co-workers is asking for more of my special half and half...
    LonelySoul LonelySoul 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 10, 2007

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    Helps Me Relax!

    I love to cook, especially baking. It is my escape from everything and helps me realx so much. I love seeing people's faces when they taste something delicious that I made. My Mama and I, and my Granny, have been cooking together for as long as I can remember and it's so much fun...
    taylormarie1993 taylormarie1993 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9, 2012

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    Yummy Brussell Sprouts I made these a

    couple of nights ago. Similar to how I usually make them, but I normally broil mine. This gave them sooo much more flavor! Yum! This is another recipe from food.com, of course, lol. 15 Brussels sprouts, halved lengthwise 1 1/2 tablespoons butter 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 3...
    cherryxblossom cherryxblossom 26-30, F Mar 7

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    I'm not really that good at it,

    but it makes me happy. I just tried French macarons for the first time. They didn't turn out, but they were still tasty. It was a valiant first attempt. Now, I might go whip up some cupcakes for tomorrow or whenever. c:
    fallingintowonderrland fallingintowonderrland 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    It's therapeutic to me

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    ariannexo ariannexo 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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 wanted to become a cook . So here I am 18 years later ! A cook in my fathers bakery. We love to try out different receipts and new things. It's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Mar 28

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    Chicken and Dumplings!

    !! this is one of my favorite go to recipes. It's interesting, cuz usually when I find good recipes they are the highest rated ones. This one is in 4th place or so, but I love it best. It's a great basic recipe....I mean, it provides a great base, so if you want to tweak it...
    cherryxblossom cherryxblossom 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 7

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    "Homemade" Cinnamon Rolls

    Ok I had this craving for cinnamon rolls the other night. Honestly I was drinking coffee and wanted something sweet to go with it. I found this recipe and it turned out to be delicious. 2 cans of crescent rolls 1/3 cup of brown sugar 1/3 cup of powdered sugar 1/4 cup of butter...
    SirLaughalots SirLaughalots 36-40, M Jul 20, 2013

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    My Favorite Tilapia! I tend to make this

    once a week it seems :p it's sooo good! I usually put garlic on place of the green onions. Makes it moist, buttery, and garlicky. Yum! And you can't even taste the mayo! Enjoy! 2 lbs tilapia fillets (orange roughy, cod or red snapper can be substituted) 2 tablespoons lemon...
    cherryxblossom cherryxblossom 26-30, F Mar 7

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    Baguettes

    For the longest time, after moving to Europe, I tried and tried to recreate the ethereal, yet rich baguettes of the region.  They had thin, crisp crusts and large, open holes.  I searched and searched for a recipe that would give me the results I wanted to no avail...
    mj915 mj915 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 12, 2007

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    Carrot Cheesecake

    Carrot Cake Cheesecake (Cheesecake Factory Copycat) Ingredients:Servings: 12 CHEESECAKE 16 ounces cream cheese (at room temp) 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon flour 3 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla CARROT CAKE 3/4 cup vegetable oil 1 cup...
    EmpressofLoveandWar EmpressofLoveandWar 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2013

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    I especially like to bake bread.

    There is nothing like kneading the dough to get rid of all your frustrations. And nothing like the smell of that delicious warm bread just waiting for some butter.
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F Feb 8

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    Love is too strong a word.

    So I will say I like cooking and baking. I made some Duncan Hines fudge brownies this afternoon as a matter of fact. I'm good at making a few things, like scrambled eggs. (I like adding 1% milk instead of water to give the eggs just a little more body) I love cooking a nice NY...
    roleplayladyfoottickler roleplayladyfoottickler 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    Chicken and Gnocchi Soup One word: DELICIOUS!

    !! I've made this a few times now and every time I've been out of corn starch! Every time I say I'm going to make sure to have it on hand to thicken my sauce, and every time I forget! Lol delicious either way though! Normally I make everything from scratch, but I've been...
    cherryxblossom cherryxblossom 26-30, F Mar 7

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    I Love Baking Cakes

    I just love cooking and baking specially cakes it is an art :)) unfortunately my oven is sick now I hope dad will fix it as soon as possible because I crave cake baking not necessarily eat it lol
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 22, 2011

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    Peanut Butter Cookies @ Grandmas House!

    One of my most cherished memories was baking cookies with my grandma who is now gone forever.. but I will never forget the smell of delicious peanut butter cookies freshly baked by her. The taste of those were delightful and this is what kickstarted my baking and cooking frenzy...
    jennbugs24 jennbugs24 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2012

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    I love the cooking and baking itself.

    I love to be by myself in the kitchen. It gives me time to think and be alone. And then after lots of hard work, I get to present a lovely dinner, or a beautiful cake. and even though it might sound strange, but I love it when it takes my family hardly any time at all to eat it...
    lowlandgirl lowlandgirl 41-45, F Mar 13

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    Lemon Meringue Pie Seriously,

    I hated lemon pie my entire life. Unfortunately, certain family members are obsessed with it, so it was at every family get together! Finally, one thanksgiving I was asked to make the nasty lemon pie. Thank goodness I stumbled upon this recipe!!! It is amazing! You will never...
    cherryxblossom cherryxblossom 26-30, F Mar 7

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    I love to cook for other people.

    My **** be tasting A1. Lol
    lexix0 lexix0 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Super easy carrots!!!

    Ok, I love carrots, so I've played around with several different recipes. When I'm wanting a 'spicier' carrot I grill them. However, I made these 'sewer' carrots the other night and was very pleased. I like candied carrots, but don't want them too often. So this was a nice...
    cherryxblossom cherryxblossom 26-30, F Mar 7

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    Homemade Spaghetti I discovered this recipe

    on food.com about a month ago. This is my go to recipe now. I will never buy a jar of spaghetti sauce ever again! lol This provides you with a perfect base, so feel free to add some things you like! Bell peppers, mushrooms, etc....Yum! On an additional note, I was speaking with...
    cherryxblossom cherryxblossom 26-30, F Mar 8

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    I randomly get the urge to look up recipes

    and create my own meals. #fatgirlprobs
    lani9318 lani9318 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Cake, Cake And More Cake!!! Help Me Decide ..

    I love to bake, a lot, like ... a lot, a LOT ... especially fancy desserts, and cakes. I can be the tiniest bit of a snob when it comes to what I will make. I prefer to make as much as possible from scratch, with high quality ingredients and will take taste over form any day of...
    Hongruilin Hongruilin 31-35, F 17 Responses Mar 30, 2013

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    I have really enjoyed baking my Christmas

    cookies this year. I put a lot of time and love into decorating them. I would love to have my ep friends over to join me for some cookies and milk, or coffee or tea. Wouldn't it be fun to sit and visit and really get to know each other.!
    january71 january71 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 20, 2013

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    Food For The Soul

    I find few things more satisfying than cooking a meal for my family. It provides nourishment and comfort to the ones I love. It gives me instant gratification – in creating something lovely and delicious, from nothing but raw ingredients – and, in the compliments from my...
    Aurinne Aurinne 31-35, F 2 Responses May 4, 2012

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    Yesterday, i baked Blueberry Muffins.

    I dont like cooked fruit so i made this for my family. It wasnt so difficult, it was pretty easy. I had no problem with something. it was a smooth ride. My sister liked them and my parents liked them as well. There were 21 muffins. Theres probably 6 to 8 left :P They came out a...
    AngelBornInHell AngelBornInHell 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    What Did You Last Bake & How Did It Turn-out?

    The last thing I baked was a cake, it wasn't the best cake I have ever baked; I woke-up at about 8 AM after sleeping at about 2:30 AM the night before. =S The reason I baked it is because it was my mums birthday, and I knew my mum was going to wake-up at 10:30 AM, so, I sort...
    Hairstyle Hairstyle 22-25, M 5 Responses Dec 10, 2007

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    My House Smells Like Cinnamon & Vanilla

        I really love to bake. I started baking when I was four years old. I remember back in the first year that I was married. My husband and I  were sitting around and watching tv , when I got up and went into the kitchen. I wanted cake. So I start pulling out...
    TeslasTemptress TeslasTemptress 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2008

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    Hehe dinner in bed it is!

    I'm having tomato/cilantro quinoa, with baked fish and salad with yogurt dressing. :)
    KylieKaat KylieKaat 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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