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Old 03-20-2008, 09:42 AM
 
Location: In a house
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Really great ideas! Thanks for shaing them with us!!
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Old 03-26-2008, 03:04 AM
 
Location: Az.
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I have to tell you the worst cook ever, I've ever eaten their food, was the school cafeteria (in my hometown in Beaumont and Livingston, Texas). YUCK!!!!
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Nothing could be finer... I'm in S. Carolina!!
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haha! my husband and i miss our college cafeteria food --- always there and always something to eat and free!! ahh the good ole days!!
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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I think being a good cook (for most people) is all about finding good recipes. Find those recipes that work for you--then when you have folks over for dinner or need to take something to a potluck, pull out your "best" recipes. Don't ever make something for company that you haven't made before. Then everyone will think you're a good cook.

Some people just have a knack for cooking and/or a vast knowledge of food. But most of us just muddle around in the kitchen trying to find what works for us and using our families as our guinea pigs.
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:41 PM
 
Location: North Adams, MA
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I think good cooking has more to do with using good ingredients to begin with, and as little stuff out of packages as possible.

People who throw a can of this with a can of that and dump a packet of chemicals from some food conglomerate into the mess deserve what they get....lowest common denominator food.

A canned peach will never taste like a properly ripened peach, nor will a chicken breast covered with bottled mustard and ritz cracker crumbs taste inspired either.

Start with the basics - but make them the best you can find - and you will stick with them forever.

That's how I do it anyway, and nobody ever refuses a dinner invitation from me.
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