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By Patricia Roberson on May 8, 2010

There's no magic required to cook good food. It's really just a matter of reading and following instructions. My two sons learned to cook when they were in their very early teens for the same reason that I did. They were hungry! I was working very long hours teaching and sponsoring numerous activities in a small school, and they were tired of their dad's macaroni and ground beef casserole. As forty-somethings they still don't want any more 'mac and burger.'

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May 8, 2010 4:12 PM CST
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA
enjoy the moment
I was well into adulthood before I "learned" to cook. Wish someone would have given me opportunity as a kid to cook!

By the way the picture of your cake has my mouth absolutely watering....going to look at recipe.... Whistling
May 8, 2010 6:16 PM CST
Name: Patricia
Central TX 7b/8a
Maridell, I guess I was lucky to get to experiment in the kitchen as a kid, but the whole family enjoyed what I cooked. Mother was very busy from the time I was ten, first with going to college and then with teaching fifth grade, so she let me cook whatever I wanted to. However, she was very strict about my cleaning up any messes I made. That's the part of cooking I dislike to this day.

The cake is one of our new favorites, Pina Colada Cake. It starts with a white cake mix, so it is quite easy. It does not rise as much as I had expected it to, but it sure is yummy!
May 8, 2010 6:43 PM CST
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA
enjoy the moment
Ah yes, cleaning the husband would help but he does not seem to know where stuff goes...then I can not find it. For this reason he has been banned from dishes...somehow I think I've been had Glare lol

Thank you for the link to the recipe.
May 8, 2010 8:08 PM CST
Name: Patricia
Central TX 7b/8a
Of course you have been had! I had two boys, and I was pleased when they married girls a lot like me. We all help in the kitchen, but if it is a car or truck problem, it's his. Rolling on the floor laughing

May 11, 2010 9:10 AM CST
Name: Linda
Zone 9a, Houston, Tx. (Hobby)
Godspeed & Good Harvest!
You were had!

I couldn't understand how my DH could build a house from the ground up, but couldn't seem to figure out how to stack a pot and its lid together and make a tower of the everyday pots. Same place, each time....

I was almost HAD, until I figured out it was his ploy to get OUT of washing the dishes....but, I have staying power! Thumbs up
May 11, 2010 9:55 AM CST
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA
enjoy the moment
gymgirl my consolation is that my husband does not mind vacuming...which i HATE! So all is good in our house hold. Whistling

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