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Learning to Cook..What are your favorite recipes?

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Learning to Cook..What are your favorite recipes?

gourmetgal1 | Mar 28, 2007 11:45 AM

SOOO...I am 20 years old, have taken some great cooking classes and experimented in the kitchen a little bit, but I really need some inspiration! I want to start cooking for my boyfriend and I a few times a week.

He just moved into a new apartment and I would like to be able to make him really nice meals for when he comes home from work after a long day or on weekends when we have more time to cook together. He likes simple, but good food (we usually order in pasta, pizza, salads, sandwiches, things like that) but is a little bit picky (doesn't like brussel sprouts, cauliflower, blue cheese, sprouts in general). He is a great cook-he makes amazing chicken and we will throw together salads to go with it. I experiment with baking cookies, cakes, brownies, etc. at home and bring them to him, but I haven't really cooked anything substantial for him.

I love gourmet food BUT want to start with the basics because I pretty much have no idea what I am doing in the kitchen yet and he seems to like simple, un-fussy food. Since neither of us have a ton of time (he works late and I am still in school) any recipes with simple ingredients and good flavors would be wonderful. Breakfast, lunch or dinner...I would be very grateful for any recipes or cooking suggestions you could share with me! As a beginner, any details or tips would be very helpful! Thank you soo much!

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