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Can you cook?
Whirlwynd at 6:53AM, June 13, 2007
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Cookies are about the only thing I can make really well. Everything else is mediocre or worse. The first time I try something is guaranteed to be a complete disaster, even with cookies. Somehow I made my first bonbon cookies taste like old ham -
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heccubus at 12:12PM, June 13, 2007
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Hell yes I can cook. I spent most of my working life in kitchens, so I can conjure up some pretty tasty dishes. My next goal is to start learning French cuisine and then eventually open up a restaurant someday.
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Eunice P at 8:01PM, June 13, 2007
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I used to do simple dishes like fried, deep fried or some steamed chinese dishes. And I also used to made some asian styled cookies, cakes, kueh (refer to pic below) and buns. Nowadays, I'm renting a private room and cooking is not allowed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuih
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kyupol at 8:33PM, June 13, 2007
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On this special post of mine, I am going to present to you a recipe perfectly designed for tight budgets.

Cuz you know… most of your income goes to rent and shit… lol!


Ingredients:

1) rice
2) water
3) instant powder chicken soup.
4) Rice cooker
5) electricity


Procedure:

1) Put the rice and the water into the rice cooker.
2) press on.
3) Pour the powder chicken soup into the boiling water (on a separate pan).
4) boil and stir the chicken soup.

5) Wait… … … … … …

6) When rice is done, mix it with the soup. Add salt if you want to… or sugar. Go crazy.


7) Enjoy your cheap but tasty meal.


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Extra notes: I lived on that for a year… as I saved my money (my allowance I got from my parents a long time ago) to pay the network gaming place… so that I can play starcraft. lol!
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NOW UPDATING!!!
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fern at 8:35PM, June 13, 2007
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Surely that can't be as good as Mexican candy.

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patrickdevine at 8:51PM, June 13, 2007
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Better than my room mate. In fact better than most guys my age. I actually was invited to a friend's house for dinner, after seeing him make mess of the stir fry he was trying to make I took over the kitchen and wound up doing most of the cooking. Crazy.
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joeychips at 4:28AM, June 14, 2007
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My specialty is pasta with garlic in olive oil and spinach. I could eat that every night.
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SeriousQuiche at 6:25AM, June 16, 2007
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I can't really cook, but I love baking. I've been baking Cookies and such since I was two. My mom and I baked so much when I was little, I got really into it. I used to make Lemon Poppyseed cakes for my dad on his birthday. Right now I just bake cookies mostly. White Chocolate and Dried Cherry cookies…yumm ^-^
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Mr Chappers at 12:03PM, June 18, 2007
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I am a fantastic cook, I learnt in a catering college. to which i did really really well. i am now about to get into a five start hotel to work in there kitchen while working on a part time pastry diploma. or it might be the other way around, im not so sure as of yet. but im really good.
I can make from a recipe or make something up myself.

I'm a CHEF :D

I have found that for people on a budget or pressed for time, things like stir frys are good. Salads. For dessert there are things like rice pudding, semolina, bread and butter pudding. there all great dishes cheap and quick.

Read the Author, its good i promise.
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Bocaj at 7:41PM, June 18, 2007
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I teach little kids how to cook over the summer, I learned through my parents, and am good at following recipes, or free-balling.

Don't read Rape.
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Glarg at 8:18AM, June 19, 2007
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Ah cooking, that is one of the very few things that makes me feel passion, along with cleaning and binging.

I can cook ALOT of things, spicy rice, Nacho dip, Hamburgers (with the right seasoning they are AWESOME), Cake, Pasta, Fried green tomatoes, Chicken, Shrimp Saute', Stuffed artichoke (yes…ew), fried chicken (name a part, any part), sushi, Philly Cheese steaks (Philly cheese steak PHILLY cheasteak, dont gimmie no cheddar for the cheese!), Grilled Cheese, Tacos….


Hell Anything I make is mouth savoring, I used to cook for my family back in Mexico. Here's a hint to make anything taste like heavan…Always add Garlic and Onion Powder while your cooking…Sure some hate the taste of garlic and onions but when mixed into the food it's somtimes hardly even tastable and can Alter any taste of food. Trust me Garlic & Onion Powder.
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Funkalicous at 7:01PM, June 19, 2007
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CANTcook for me life D:
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shany at 7:53PM, June 20, 2007
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Funkalicous
CANTcook for me life D:

same here. I NEED someone to cook for me. T_T
At least I have friends who can cook for me. =)
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Disgruntledrm at 9:42PM, June 20, 2007
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I can cook all of the basic foods, at least as far as comfort food goes. I am not the best cook on earth, but I think it's all a matter of following instructions from a book or bit of paper (unless it's a recipe I already know.) My mom started teaching me when I was 8, I think the first thing I learned to make on my own was chicken fried steak.
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DragonessAthena at 9:06PM, June 22, 2007
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I can cook, but I can't make anything fancy. I learned by watching my parents make various meals. My Grandma taught me to make pies, but uh, I kind of forgot how.
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Redemption at 4:10AM, June 23, 2007
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I can cook, but I'm sometimes the only one who will eat it.

Updates Thursdays.
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sandy at 9:57PM, June 24, 2007
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Ahhh, not only am I good with an ink pen and a pencil, I happen to be quite a master of the skillet as well. I learned to cook from my mom who learned from my Grandmother in Italy. Italians pride themselves on their cooking. Well, at least in my family. I can roast a bird, whip up a batch of Italian Pesto sauce, sautee peppers and onions, I can grill steaks, saussages, and salmon steaks. I know how to roast cornish hens, boneless pork loins and center cut pork chops. I also know how to bake a wonderful fillet of salmon with just a hint of salt, pepper, garlic, olive oil, and a squirt of lemon, which comes out absolutely delicious. I can also whip up a quick sugo arabiato, which is a basic marinara sauce with a hint of cayenne pepper, basil and garlic, oh yeah, don't forget the olive oil. I could go on but the list goes forever. Anyhow, cooking is fun. The best part is eating it.
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leopardprintstars at 12:25AM, July 19, 2007
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i can either cook, or totally destroy the kitchen.

every think i cook is overshadowed by my qualified fiancè… *grrrr* lol!
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joe_vee at 11:10AM, July 19, 2007
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I'm a Regular Martha Stewart….but without the criminal record and senile attitude ;)


If you want recipes just google betty crocker or kraft foods, they have good easy stuff up there :)
~ You Are What You Love, Not What Loves You ~
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Sysli at 11:53AM, July 19, 2007
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Short answer: “No, but…”
Long answer: “Yes, if…”

That “if” being pancakes and instant noodles. I think I'll have a problem when I move away from my parents.
Because I may as well show a bit of pride. ^___^

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Bulgin at 10:54PM, July 19, 2007
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My grandmother was going to teach me how to cook but she ended up having to go to the hospital due to cancer. I decided to teach myself to make her proud. Now cooking always makes me think of her so I do it quite often and it always tastes great, though it tends to look none to edible. And damned if my chili wont burn a hole right through ya. :D
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Eviltwinpixie at 11:54PM, July 19, 2007
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I love cooking, and I do think I'm quite good at it. ^_^ Specialities include my own recipe for salmon which has converted even people who don't like salmon, and from-scratch burgers. I have a special way of turning steak into burgers that makes them to die for. :D Hubby is addicted, at least. ^_^

The only way I'll eat ground beef if if I do it myself- that's what inspired that. I like to see what my food is made of.

We do a lot of our own food. Our home made chicken stock (made from a whole chicken and a bunch of veggies) is poured into ice cube trays and frozen… a handful of our “stock cubes” melted in a pan makes a wonderful gravy at short notice.

We've also taken to making cookies for people as presents. ^_^ Hubby made some yesterday to give to a workman in his lab as a thankyou for fixing something important. Of course, wanting to look more manly, he told the guy I made them. ;)

He's VERY good at steaks. I let him handle those, just so I can die of delicious steak. :D

Mmmm. Food.
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Sub Zero at 6:43AM, July 20, 2007
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NOT, AT, ALL, that is unless ur counting microwaveable foods, then yes.
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Nicotine at 12:46PM, July 20, 2007
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For someone my age, I think I'm a pretty good cook. Since I was little, I've watched my mom cook (she's amazing at it) and I've learned a lot of techniques. I also like to watch cooking shows and I can memorize recipies without writting it down. I'd say my specialty is breakfast food. My mom says I make the best omelettes and my dad really likes my breakfast sandwiches.

I'm set for when I go to college next fall. :D
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TheMidge28 at 4:52PM, July 20, 2007
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I can cook. I come from the experimental school of cooking.
I have a good palette for what would be good with other things.
I can take a normal premade dish and kick it up 10x!
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Dan at 5:40PM, July 20, 2007
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My ramen can make others cry.
“I like shooting, but I sure as hell don't like being shot at.”
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Ocka at 7:35PM, July 20, 2007
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hmmm >.> Well I can make Mexican rice, Enchiladas, hamburgers, pasta based stuff, and loads of other stuff.

So yeah I can cook pretty good like a common Cooking momma (well male version >.>)

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Hyptosis at 10:56PM, July 20, 2007
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I do a lot of baking. I'm thinking of opening a bakery too. I make pies, cakes, breads, tons of sweats. Which is pretty funny since I don't eat any.
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Miruku at 12:47AM, July 21, 2007
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I *can* cook, but I have no patience, so I usually will either set the heat too high to try to get it to cook faster or I'll go sit down and not pay attention to whatever it is I'm cooking. If I'm the only one eating it, it doesn't really bother me as long as it's edible. My cooking strategies make my roommate cringe. She tries to instruct me…I don't really take instruction too well…

But if I actually bother to follow the recipe, or if I'm baking most anything, then it usually turns out rather well.

Gosh, I'm lazy!
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Insanity at 6:37PM, July 22, 2007
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Once, after freezing this Capri Sun thing for a long time, I got thirsty, so I took it out of the freezer, and put it in the microwave to thaw it out. After 3 seconds in the microwave, I saw what looked like blue lightning strike the Capri Sun, and I immediately took it out.

I'm not good right now, but I have plenty of time to get better.



…I can boil a mean batch of noodles

AwesomeUnicorn
I feel a little bit like Hitler right now, too.
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