I can make... Spaghetti and sauce. Other than that it's pretty much boxed things like Mac 'n Cheese, etc etc. I do want to learn how to cook more things but at the same time I'm scared I'll blow up the kitchen attempting.
I can make things from a box like Hamburger Helper/Mac and cheese and things that you can make in the microwave and Ramen noodles. Im a great chef xD I can also bake cookies and brownies and stuff, Im better at baking.
I'm not very good at cooking. All I can confidently cook are instant noodles, eggs, rice, carbonara, macaroni & cheese...and that's about it. I can kinda cook other stuff such as fried rice and vegetables, but I need guidance because I'm afraid I might do something wrong and spoil everything. If I'm cooking, I need step-by-step instructions, either written or spoken, as an indicator that I'm doing the right thing lol. I want to learn how to cook properly, but I'm afraid that's going to take quite a while.
The first time I made cookies by myself was when I made sugar cookies 2 years back for a get together with friends. I ended up adding too much sugar and they caramelized too much in the oven causing them all to stick to the pan. I had to throw away about half on the first baking sheet and some on the other. .-. But the ones that I managed to save turned out alright. A bit too sugary according to my brother but I enjoyed them.
Usually I bake them with my dad and I roll the dough into balls and place them on the sheet. Usually chocolate chip or already made up cookies that you just need to bake.
I've tried baking with my mother's assistance before :3 We used a recipe that came out of a recipe book for marble cakes. After watching my mother bake for a number of times, I tried my hand at it myself. I did all the measuring and sifting and mixing the ingredients while my mother helped out with the oven and the nitty gritty details. The marble cake turned out juuuuust right! T'was so moist and chocolatey~ I brought some to class and everyone said that my mother should open a bakery. xD
Well, I've worked both short-order and fast food, so I can at least tell you when somethings burning
On a personal level, I seem to be a polorizing chef, It either turns out amazing, or it turns out to be barly food, I just can't make an average meal. For some reason meals that take a bit more time to make like Lasagna and Sheperd's Pie turn out better then the quick and dirty meals like Eggs and Toast, and god forbid Ramen Noodles.
I reallyenjoy cooking for others but not all that much for myself. I've always wanted to try and make a proper beef wellington but it takes like 3-4 hours or something like that. Would have to be for a special event.