Do You Cook?

Dan R

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I've heard it said, to eat well is to live well. I am a proponent of that sentiment. Therefore I try to cook the best meal I can, even if it's a tuna melt, I want it to be good. I will take time and effort to make food taste good. The fun part of cooking for me is to make a dish from my own hands and imagination. It is a great feeling when you know you cooked something just right. It is a feeling of accomplishment, satisfaction, and culinary enjoyment.

I learned to cook on my own. It took a lot of time, tips and effort. You know why you learn how to cook? You get tired of eating crappy food. Any of you guitar slingers fancy yourself a cook?
 

Powdog

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Doin it right now. Meatballs. I use a mix of pork sausage, veal and ground chicken. An egg, bread crumbs, Parmesan, oregano, basil and garlic. Roll em and brown em in a little oil. Drain the grease then simmer them in sauce for two hours. Don’t do them in the oven, they just dry out.
 

rand z

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I'm a great cook.

Living solo for most of my adult life, and wanting to be healthy, not visiting Dr.'s all of the time, I learned to cook.

I'm steaming rice and mixed veggies, for me and my wife, right now!!

I also find it very therapeutic... like playing guitar (zen).

Basically, I eat to live.

I don't live to eat.

It works for me...

imo.
 

bgmacaw

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Sparky2

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I'm the cook of this house.
My wife rattles a pot or pan rarely.
She's an okay cook by her own admission.

I'm a creator and experimenter in the kitchen.
Whatever I have on hand can generally be turned into some really good breakfast or dinner.

:)
 

Cali Dude

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I love to create in the kitchen. I have been told that I am a pretty good cook. I'll cook anything from salmon steaks, to a good steak, pasta dishes, and I love cooking during the holidays. Last year I made a pretty nice Turkey dinner for Thanksgiving, and a lovely prime rib roast for Christmas.
 

kuch

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I'm the chef in our house. I'm retired. During the week, I'll make lunches for my wife's lunch the following day. We just have a light snack in the evening and don't have "dinners" anymore. On weekends I usually cook breakfast and we eat at a restaurant or take out for lunch. If/when we have guests over, I always cook.
What do I cook: tacos, enchiladas, soups, spaghetti, pastas, ribeyes, roasts, bbq, teriyaki, kalbi, yakisoba, chow fun, curries, meatloaf, fish, katsu, corned beef and cabbage, etc....
I also love cooking and smoking stuff in my big green egg.
 

marshman

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Yeah, I‘m a cookin’ fool. No real recipes, per se, just turning ingredients into meals. Life’s more difficult now, my octogenarian in-laws moved in a few years ago, and he won’t eat chicken and she’s gluten allergic, and neither of them will do “spicy”, so a lot of adjustments to my style, but complaints are few and far between.
 

stxrus

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I/we are good cooks. We are also adventurous cooks. We’ll try a lot of things and sometimes they work out and sometimes not so much. If we like a recipe we may tweak it a bit to suit our tastes.
Quite often simple is tastier than complicated and a hell of a lot easier.
 

glenlivet

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Wife cooks, I do dishes.
I'm not picky. I'll eat just about anything.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoy good food, but I'm also pretty happy with a leftover hamburger patty chopped up, and mixed in with some leftover mac-n-cheese.
Simple stuff does me just fine.
 

uriah1

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Ya more since I retired. My wife has food sensitivities so I guess mostly for me. Keep trying to get better. I think my neighbor eats out or brings home dinner 6 days a week
 




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