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Old 05-04-2010, 11:12 AM   #1
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Just NOW learning how to cook

Hi there,
Yes, I am almost 30yrs old and I can't cook. the only things I can cook is stuff that comes out of a box or some things I remember my mother cooking and that isn't much really. I have a family full of picky eaters so I would love to learn how to cook but I don't know if they would eat it. So I don't know what to do with that either. Do you have any suggestions on easy,recipies for a picky family?? Thanks in advance!!


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Old 05-04-2010, 11:41 AM   #2
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A great big welcome to you, MNmama!!
You've come to the right place for inspiration. By the way, everyone who can read can cook, there are just those who choose not to, for whatever reason.
This is a very friendly place, with a wealth of knowledge.....you'll like it here.
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Old 05-04-2010, 04:17 PM   #3
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Hey I have even more picky eaters, strating with me. Plus DW and 5 kids. Stick around you might learn a thing or two.
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Old 05-04-2010, 04:27 PM   #4
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Ugh - picky eaters are big bugaboos with me. My philosophy has always been "eat it or don't eat at all" - lol!

That said, can you provide a ballpark list of what your family is picky about? Some may be legitimate & ones that can easily be worked around in the quest for nice easy healthy meals. Others may fall into the "suck it up" category - lol!
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Old 05-04-2010, 04:34 PM   #5
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hi, welcome
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Old 05-04-2010, 05:54 PM   #6
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Welcome to DC NMmama!
Got questions, just ask.
Need a reicpe, just ask.
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Old 05-05-2010, 01:17 AM   #7
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:37 AM   #8
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Food channel?

Do you watch the cooking shows on the Food Network? Giada explains things as she cooks on Everyday Italian and Giada At Home shows.

May I suggest buying one of these:
2. LEARNING TO COOK with Marion Cunningham
3. NOW YOU'RE COOKING by Elaine Corn
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:48 AM   #9
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Welcome to DC MNmamma, as many have said just ask there will always be someone around to answer your questions... When I first started to cook I bought a copy of The Joy of Cooking, this is a fabulous way to get yourself started...

Good Luck in your new adventure, you will have fun, and good food!!!
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:22 PM   #10
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Hello and welcome! :) I am just a newbie in cooking as well. I suggest that you try to determine what recipes they love and learn how to cook it. Find recipes or videos that can help you how to cook it. It may not be perfect on your first time but it can be better as you do it again and again...

Sometimes me think what is love, and then me think love is what last cookie is for. Me give up the last cookie for you.
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