I Love to Cook For Others

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 414 People

    It's Relaxing

    I've always enjoyed cooking for others.  In the past couple of years, one of my favorite things to do is to host either a finger-food party, or, my favorite, a dessert party.  The dessert one has been the most memorable.  I was up for 3 days straight cooking over...
    terra24 terra24
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 25, 2008
    crazihilary crazihilary
    26-30, M
    Feb 25, 2014

    Tonight I made a traditional german dinner from

    scratch for my friends. Kartoffel Kloesse (potato dumplings) with a butter sauce, sauerkraut (pickled cabbage) and slow roasted pork crackling topped off with home brew lager (not pictured) I think everyone needs to run a mile or two to burn off all the excess calories from...
    DaedricApple DaedricApple
    26-30, F
    20 Responses Mar 12, 2015

    It's Something I Enjoy

    Mt daughter just went away to college so now it's just my dog and I. But when she comes home from school on the weekends, I enjoy cooking for her. Being half Italian, Italian food is my speciality. She tells me it's too filling for her but she still eats it. I make meatballs...
    Cbinzo68 Cbinzo68
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jul 3, 2013

    Love to cook new things

    and have what little friends I do have over to dinner
    Jungle46 Jungle46
    46-50, F
    Feb 25, 2014

    I want to start cooking

    for my family but don't know what to cook any suggestions
    alexann4ever alexann4ever
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 15, 2014

    cooking for others is

    such pleasurable work when at the end u see them eating feverishly and receive the rewards in praising lol... its a secret but i cook to get praise haha
    sincerehuman sincerehuman
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 25, 2014

    Check Your Seasonings

    I had some bags of mixed nuts and dried fruit that I never opened from having oatmeal at Starbucks. I then got the clever idea to roll them in some crescent rolls for an after supper snack for my husband.So I pulled out what should have been Cinnamon and Sugar mix and prepared to...
    JennaR JennaR
    51-55, F
    1 Response Aug 9, 2013
    batomaltz batomaltz
    Jun 3, 2014

    Today I met a girl in the supermarket.

    I asked her if she would like to cook together, since I noticed she bought only food for one. She agreed after a bit of hessitation and discussion on what to eat. All the time I only wanted to eat her.
    dirkie40 dirkie40
    41-45, M
    Jun 17, 2014

    I've been cooking since a was a nipper,

    and was always fascinated to watch Mum do her thing - she was an adventurous cook for those days, the '60s, especially in a working-class household.Whatever she cooked wasn't authentic..but it always tasted lovely.As an adult, I mastered most forms of cooking..I especially love...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 30, 2015

    i love to cook different kinds of recipes

    and i love to see those bright smiles after having food prepared by me.
    anukc anukc
    26-30, F
    Feb 20, 2014

    Like Like Water For Chocolate

    Do you know 'Like Water for Chocolate', how the heroine could only cook that which expressed her emotion? I can only cook in concert with my emotional states. There are no actual recipes. When my home is loving and harmonious my food is luscious and vibrant. New ideas and...
    afoonah afoonah
    1 Response Jun 2, 2012

    I Totally Love to Cook 4 Others

    I currently live in a motel so I only have a microwave and a hot plate to cook on. But I get a few of my meals at a clubhouse for those who have mental illness which I belong too. The last week Ive been helping out in the kitchen and totally love it. The staff members have told...
    bilow72 bilow72
    41-45, F
    Feb 10, 2009

    Cooking Is Not Hereditary

    I love cooking!  I turn it into an art form.  I cook from absolute scratch whenever the opportunity presents itself.  When I was young, I cooked from a box, just the way my mom did.  But when I got married the second time, my (now ex) husband informed me he...
    starofhis starofhis
    41-45, F
    Jul 29, 2008

    I Usually Don't Eat Much of What I Cook

    It took me about 19 years for me to be interested in cooking. I had never thought of being a cook because all that I have ever tried was desserts and for the most part they came out horrible unless they came from a box that has just add water, eggs, or oil. So what got me...
    TG1322 TG1322
    18-21, F
    Jul 10, 2008

    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 the time with them now!! I want everybody to come over to my house so I can cook for them! If you haven't heard of this stuff already, try it out...
    mikayla2 mikayla2
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 22, 2014

    Outdoor Dinner Parties

    I love bringing family and friends together for outdoor dinner parties. Sadly I haven't been able to do this for a year or so. I always bring the big tables outside, layer them with vintage table cloths, usually there is some kind of theme in the decorations(usually shabby chic...
    craftingnut91 craftingnut91
    41-45, F
    2 Responses May 19, 2009

    Chocolate Cream Pie For Matildaeve

    Buy one Keebler (aka Store brand will do) Chocolate pie crust. They are right next to the graham cracker crust ones in the baking isle. Walk to the other end of the isle. Get one large box of Chocolate pudding or Chocolate fudge pudding. It has to be instant. (nobody wants to...
    JennaR JennaR
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Sep 29, 2013

    Cooking for other people gives me a kind of joy

    that just keeps me wanting to do more. I always feel that food brings people together, especially good food.
    adobson5194 adobson5194
    22-25, F
    Aug 1, 2014

    Taste Tester - I Love To Eat

    I worked in the restaurant business in a "previous life" and would love to help cooks and bakers by letting them try out their delicious creations on me. I love all kinds of food and am very appreciative and give positive feedback - at least when I come up for air! LOL Let me...
    badhansel badhansel
    56-60, M
    1 Response Oct 31, 2012

    I Get My Hands Dirty!

    I'm one of those people that will go to the store and get a  million ingredients for a recipe instead of just buying the jar of whatever it is I am creating. Then, when I get home, I don't use the automatic chopper. Instead, I pour myself a glass of wine, turn on some really...
    shawngreen shawngreen
    22-25, F
    Aug 21, 2008

    I'm a pretty good cook.

    Especially when it comes to things like fish and chicken. Cooking for myself is very fun because it means I get to eat a delicious meal but I just love cooking for other people. It makes me feel like I'm providing them with something nice that I made and it's a very personal...
    IsabellaRegaldo IsabellaRegaldo
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 10, 2015

    Soup's On...

    I love to cook... whehter it be daily dinner for the family OR cooking for a party or gathering. There are 5 of us living in this house... yet when I cook, I tend to cook like im feeding a small army.  Always need to make sure there is 'enough' to go around...
    SweetHoney SweetHoney
    Dec 9, 2008

    I Love to Cook Sweets

    I enjoy to cook cookies,cakes,pies,sweets in general,all my friends and family said that it's amazing...even Satty loves it...still it''s so skinny...:P
    PhedoRuka PhedoRuka
    18-21, F
    Jun 27, 2009

    I made some amazing chicken

    for my class group and they loved it. Heres the recipe http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Baked-Garlic-Parmesan-Chicken/Detail.aspx?evt19=1
    Youtuber4life Youtuber4life
    18-21, M
    Dec 23, 2014

    I Do

    I love the planning and the preparation I love watching the ingredients fuse together and I love preparing the table and sitting down my friends and family around a table- I love to make them try something new, as they usually do not, and then realise that they do like it after...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 22, 2008

    It Is How I Relax

    Work is always stressful for me. When I come home, cooking is the way I unwind. Whether it is just making something for myself or inviting a bunch of friends over. And taking my angst out with a cleaver or meat hammer has always been good therapy too!
    Marcette88 Marcette88
    31-35, F
    May 13, 2013

    It's More Fun

    Don't get me wrong, I still cook full meals for myself living alone, but it is more fun to have someone to appreciate and share with.  I'm one of those people who are happiest working in the kitchen for a few days getting Christmas dinner ready, and bringing everyone's...
    EBunbury EBunbury
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jun 3, 2008

    I Just Love To Cook

          Growing up I would help outin the kitchen. It didn't matter what my mom was cooking in the kitchen. I would just be in there helping her out. I have to admidt that I miss those days. They where fun days. Thats where my first love of cooking comes...
    acjf acjf
    22-25, F
    Aug 24, 2010

               4th of July StrawberriesSubmitted by Mindy ~ The Sisters CafeStrawberries, washed and driedWhite chocolateBlue sugar, edible glitter, or sprinkles (blue sugar is shown in the picture)Place blue sugar in a bowl...
    JennaR JennaR
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jun 29, 2014

    Easy Brown Sugar-glazed Salmon

    If you want a great meal with less mess and fewer ingredients, our Brown Sugar-Glazed Salmon is just the recipe! Put away the chicken and tell the gang you're grillin' fish tonight!Serves: 4Cooking Time: 20 minWhat You'll Need:·1 cup soy sauce·2 tablespoons vegetable oil·2...
    JennaR JennaR
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Aug 9, 2013

    1 can (10-3/4 oz.) reduced-fat reduced-sodium

    condensed cream of mushroom soup1-1/4 cups water, divided1 pkg. (6 oz.) STOVE TOP Lower Sodium Stuffing Mix for Chicken6 small boneless skinless chicken breasts (1-1/2 lb.)6 slices OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh Smoked Ham1-1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms1-1/2 cups frozen peas, thawed...
    JennaR JennaR
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Jul 15, 2014

    Cooking Is My Passion

    I really love to cook for family and friends. It is strange because when I was younger I had no interest in cooking until I met my boyfriend of 17 years. I really wanted to impress him, so I decided to make a romantic dinner of lasagna. I never cooked anything before this dish...
    Notgonnatakeit Notgonnatakeit
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 9, 2008

    My family loves my cooking.

    my dad always gets me to season the fish for him. my siblings love my food and my sister, who's a critic, says I'm a good cook.
    CreativeKitty CreativeKitty
    22-25, F
    Aug 4, 2015

    Can't Cook For 2

    It doesn't matter what I'm cooking, I am incapable of cooking for just 1 or 2. I always cook for a minimum of 6 adults. I don't know why. Even if a recipe is for 2, I triple it and cook for 6. I guess I just don't like cooking small amounts of food. I guess it's good I'm a...
    prbcrn79 prbcrn79
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 13, 2013

    I'm A Terrible Cook!

    But I try to make my gf dinners. I enjoy cooking when its over, but the process is very nerve racking because I can never really tell if I'm doing it right!
    niceguyinhell niceguyinhell
    31-35, M
    Aug 25, 2010
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