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Old 07-08-2014, 09:10 AM
 
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I was the kitchen helper early on. The very first "no adults around so we can eat what we like" was a cookie sheet of warm crumbs without the cake. Tommy ache here we are.
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Old 07-08-2014, 09:18 AM
 
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Do you remember the first meal you ever cooked and what was the occasion or was there one? How did it turn out?

My very first was at the age of about 10 or 11. Mom agreed to let me fix dinner, from start to finish once a week. I was in 7th heaver. I fried, over fried hamburger patties. I made lettuce wrap up with nothing in it buy mayo and mashed potatoes. They actually turned out pretty decent if I remember. it wasn't long before the fixing a meal once a week disappeared for a few years.
I don't remember what was the first meal I cooked. In general I remember helping my mother to make Friday night meals which included chicken, salad, potatoes or rice and jello for dessert. I don't remember how old I was when I started helping out.
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Old 07-08-2014, 09:53 AM
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I am not sure, but I think it was pancakes. I used to call the pampakes. Still love them!
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:15 AM
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Not quite a meal, but I used to make Easy Bake Oven apple pies very early on, around 10-11.. And, I didn't use a recipe. I made the dough and filling myself.
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Old 07-08-2014, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Candy Kingdom
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Not quite a meal, but I used to make Easy Bake Oven apple pies very early on, around 10-11.. And, I didn't use a recipe. I made the dough and filling myself.
Ah, if we count Easy Bake meals... then 5 years of age for me! I used to make my cat birthday cakes... of course, I could only eat it.
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Old 07-08-2014, 03:39 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I think the first full meal I ever cooked on my own was a shepard's pie.

First thing I ever cooked on my own, however, was peanut butter cookies.
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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While I knew how to prepare food and had cooked some things, the first dinner that I cooked and served to the family was a beef vegetable soup. I'm pretty sure that it wasn't terrific, but everyone ate it. I don't remember how old I was, though I was still in elementary school.
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:37 AM
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I had a dessert book, from grammar school, it was all no bake stuff. I remember drumming through that and whipping up some marvels. Well, to me they were. Was a lot of fun.
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Old 07-09-2014, 07:28 PM
 
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I baked as a kid a lot but I think my mom watched over me. I do remember around 11or 12 making a Mother's Day brunch on my own. I did bake cookies but then put together different types of salads which was more mixing and cutting with bagels. It was for my mom and grandma where we ate outside. My mom said she will always remember that and I do too.
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Old 07-09-2014, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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Navy Bean and Ham Soup, trying to impress a then boyfriend. The recipe called for garlic, and I bought a shallot, because, at the time, there were no labels in the produce department, and I didn't know the difference.
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