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Old 06-05-2009, 07:02 PM   #11
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My introduction to cooking started out much like Jabbur. My mother comes from a very good family of cooks. My grandmother could make anything taste good and taught all her kids to cook - even the guys. I started cooking about 4th grade. We moved to the country and I heard about 4H. I started practicing biscuits, sugar cookies, brownies and a few other things. I won at county with biscuits and sugar cookies, but my brownies didn't make it. I also had home ec and learned a little more including how to shop for foods, etc. All this came in handy since we got married my senior year of high school and between housework and homework I was quite busy. Also, I was the oldest of 4.

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Old 06-05-2009, 07:10 PM   #12
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Licia, that's interesting that you are the oldest of 4 too. I wonder how many first borns we have here and how many middle children, and how many youngest. I'll start a new thread and ask.

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Old 06-05-2009, 11:59 PM   #13
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When i was a young child i remember watching my grandma cook bacon and eggs and she made homemade chicken and noodles.

but otherwise i pretty much just taught myself through experimenting.
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Old 06-06-2009, 01:12 AM   #14
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I'm the baby...11 years and 6 years younger than my sisters. I cook because that's how I "love"

My mom was a simple yet good cook. I started cooking "for real" because it seemed like I would enjoy it. Once I started I didn't stop

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Old 06-06-2009, 02:18 AM   #15
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Old 06-06-2009, 02:33 PM   #16
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I disliked changing diapers so much that I traded dinner and dishes for diapers, temporally I thought, now after 31 years, what went wrong!
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Old 06-07-2009, 08:35 AM   #17
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I could only prepare dal and rice before my marriage. After marriage I started experiments with foods and my DH inspired me to do so.

Now I love cooking, it is an art, a creation of my own.

I feel more satisfied to prepare foods for others than for myself, I appreciate good foods but I can also manage with plain rice and salt.
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:13 AM   #18
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I remembered another thing! I want to loose weight and the only way that i think i can do it is by cooking stuff that i like and that are healthy.

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