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Maggie

I love food - good food. I also love to cook. My favorite meals are the ones that come together from ingredients that are on hand and are easy to prepare, yet taste great. Little work and big pay off (in taste)is my goal, but I'm a bit of a snob too(and lactose intolerant), so no cream of whatever soup as an ingredient please. My sister once said that food is just fuel to her - I am so the opposite, but that explains why she really doesn't cook - ever.

Young Wife

I love to eat. I love to cook. I don't consider myself a food snob. I do like some cheap foods. My philosophy is, if it's not the greatest thing I've ever tasted why would I waste my time eating it? If I have a craving for Chick-fil-A I'll eat it, but I'd never waste my time on a Twinkie when I could bake something far better. Lucky for me my parents raised me on LOTS of fruits and vegetables. Broccoli is one of my favorite foods, so it balances out all the other stuff!

Headless Mom

You and my husband would get along great-he's quite the food snob, too!

Katie

"Stouffer's Macaroni and Cheese would be an exception. That is seriously crack on a spoon."

Amen sister!

Amy

Loved this post. I too began cooking at a young age--I was eleven when I took over full cooking responsibilities for our family of 8.

I am such a food lover that I realized recently that I must become of major workout star in order to maintain any form of shape. Not to your level yet though so my shape is still more Pillsbury dough boy than Hot Sassy Cook.

Nicki

I have always loved food (see the size of my thighs for proof), and I have been slowly moving more to cooking as much as possible myself. After realizing just how many things contain peanuts or are processed in a plant that contains peanuts, etc., it's just easier for me to make it myself. It does feed a creative need for me as well.

kyooty

I also love to cook but a big problem lately is that my kids are a different kind of food snob. LOL
I also love to eat, and well hate to exercise so I'm at a standstill.

mary

dh and I just had this conversation the other day! I told him I knew 2 people {now 3 with you} who LOVE to cook, just love it. totally foreign to me. I do not get that at all. While I LOVE to eat if someone else took over the cooking I would be OVERJOYED. I just do it b/c I have to. And none of my stinkin kids like to cook and i have TRIED I have tried. lol

if I was going to cook I would bake, I do like to bake, its how I got my ass so big! Now I only bake when it is leaving the house or will be scarfed down. I have an unreal coconut cake recipe. {and i agree on the stouffers. ya yum}

wookie

I like to eat, and I have a love-hate relationship with cooking.

I hate the repetitiveness. That I do it 2-3 times a day, 7 days a week. That it is never ending. That with 5 people to feed that someone always dislikes something. That with 5 people to feed I never seem to have enough leftovers to do lunches the next day, but have just a smidge of everything. The times my oven is flaky and I cook my potatoes for an hour and they are still not cooked.

I do enjoy the cost savings. The feeling of success when everyone eats with minimal fuss and I have provided a balanced meal. I feel a perverse sense of pride when I get to the end of the week with nothing wasted. Knowing that despite my many shortcomings as a parent, I am adequately fulfilling this particular requirement :-)

MamaCas

I work part-time (VERY part-time) at a cooking school...I've been there for 6 years and let me tell you, it was the best thing I've ever done. I will never get rich working there, but I've discovered a love of cooking and food. Jicama is now a regular staple in my house...the kids love to eat it raw.

UKCraftySal

I'm another one who loves to cook and to eat. I like to cook from scratch, and eat seasonally. My husband and I eat just about anything; oh for kids that did the same. They are insanely difficult, although gradually are enjoying a few more things (although at this rate, they'll be 150 years old before thay enjoy the variety that we do!)

The downside (apart from the temptation to eat way too much) is that I equate cooking for those I love, with giving them love, so I feel rejected if what I make isn't appreciated. Silly, but there you are.

Lea

Hi,
got here via Shannon Rosa, aka Squid.
She mentioned you needed some IEP help/support. Please contact me if you want to chat. I live in CA but I think the system is pretty much the same everywhere.

Katherine

OK Carmen, I need a cigarette after reading this post!

Kat @ TodaysCliche.com

Your blog is so informative and clever. Can't wait to try most of your recent posts. I intend to stop by again!
Our blogs are semi-similar; I'd love your feedback about mine, if you have a sec!
www.TodaysCliche.com. Thanks!!

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