When did u ladies learn to cook

So growing up my mom always told me i had to watch her and help her cook. I hated cooking and baking. As a teen i told my mom i will live off pizzas and tv dinners and what i can cook which was not much.
Well then i had haiden. And i realized i had to change. So i cooked what i knew how, but i knew we had to ear more varitey. So i went to mom and asked her for some recipes. I started that.
The very first meal i made was a baked bbq chicken, boxed mashed potatoes, and canned green beans.
Now i can cook almost anything and not afraid to try. I use more fresh veggies, and fruits. I also make my own mashed potaotes from actual potaos and not from box.

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Ashley
    06/23/14
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    06/24/14
    Ashley
    Well since i can now make a meatloaf i love making it. I add new stuff to it each time but the best one my husband says is the fave of the family.
    Its ground beef, egg, milk, ketchup, dijon mustard, and oatmeal all mixed in.
    After it bakes most of the time i add ketchup and brown sugar mixture mixed up ans spread on top. And let it finish baking.
    Sides of this is handmade mashed potatoes, and i love aspargus with it but most of the time its green beans or
    Corn.
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      06/23/14
      Only in the past year/two. My mom never let us help cook, and made sure we stayed out of the kitchen when she was cooking, even when we were teenagers. Since then, with my MIL and my husband, I've learned to cook a lot more and taught myself a lot as well. I want Nina to know how to cook a lot sooner than I did, so once she's a little bigger I'll let her start helping me.
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      06/23/14
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      My Granny taught me to cook French Toast and Grilled Cheese, but that was it. We mostly ate out when we were with her. The only reason I keep Nina out of the kitchen right now is when the oven is on...we learned the hard way that the door of the oven gets REALLY hot when it's cooking something...none of our other ovens have ever done that, so we didn't think twice about it until the first night at this new place that we used it, Nina came up like she always does to see what we're doin and put her hands on the door and then screamed and screamed...her hands were red and we immediately tended to them and she was fine in a few minutes...now, when the oven is on, the kitchen is baby-gated and nina isn't allowed in the kitchen until the oven is completely cool. Otherwise, though, when she's bigger I definitely will let her start helping....with little things first, and then more actual cooking.
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      06/23/14
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        06/23/14
        I've cooked ever since I could remember. My mom worked and dad stayed home with us most of the time and him cooking was NOT a good thing...can you imagine hotdogs cooked in hotsauce and sardines and the sardines put on the hotdogs? I can! Lol so we all learne to cook.
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        06/23/14
        To my dad it is! Lol it only got worse from there.
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        06/23/14
        My dad thinks he is a chef. lol
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        06/23/14
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        06/23/14
        Yeah...I wish I could say it smells worse than it tastes but it tastes worse. Lol
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          06/23/14
          Our dad was a terrible cook, too! Though he could barbeque like a boss! Whenever he cooked, it was burnt grilled cheese or burnt mac n cheese (how do you even burn mac n cheese?!) and this one time the casserole dish straight up exploded on the stove and we all got hit by hot glass...some had melted to the floor. But he could make amazing scrambled eggs and bacon and toast, and his bbq chicken was just awesome...unfortunately, it loses the awesome-ness when BBQ is almost the only thing you eat for an entire weekend.
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            06/23/14
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              06/26/14
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              06/26/14
              Ashley
              No i have not yet. I just like any potatoes and boil them with some salt water. Once i can stick a fork through the chunks i then mash it. I then get my hand mixer and mix it. Once most of chunks are blended i add milk, salt, butter and blend it. I serve with gravy or melted butter
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              Birth: March 23
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              I am 25year old stay at home mom of 3boys. I am also married.