Welcome!

A few things before a recipe: 

1) I have little to no idea what I’m doing. I’ve been “cooking” for over 3 years and in that time, all I’ve learned is that mayonnaise is a terrible pasta sauce (we’ll get to that later) and that the broil function on your oven is absolutely 100000% not intended for extended use. 

2) I used to hate cooking because I thought I couldn’t do it. Then I discovered that I couldn’t really survive on grad school cafeteria burritos and got my little ass on Pinterest to learn how to sustain myself. 

3) Basically, the only reason I’ve started measuring ingredients is so I can put recipes together for people to follow. I’ve been winging it so basically what I’m saying is take the measurements into account but ultimately trust your undertit – that feeling right beneath the titline that tells you when enough is enough. You’ll know it when you feel it. 

4) If I can cook a PRETTY decent meal at this point in my life, so the fuck can you. If you do anything for a long enough period of time, you’re likely to be pretty decent at it. 

5) I’d like to learn as much from my community as they learn from me. As I said earlier, I don’t fully ever 1000% have an idea of what I’m doing when I’m cooking. 9/10 I put things on the counter, make a rough plan, and go for it. Sometimes that doesn’t always turn out okay. Have a better idea? Let me know.

Published by Pretty Okay Food

I like cats and food. Like a lot.

7 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. The things to remember is there are really no mistakes in cooking, there just a learning experiment, the other is have fun cooking. There is a post on my site about the stupid things I did, now I find them funny. Good luck and have fun.

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      1. Training just gives you a head start but doesn’t over time necessarily a better cook than the person who learns thru experimenting. There are things you can do to help, like taste your spices before you use them. The other main thing is that recipes you find on Pinterest or in cookbooks are only someone else’s idea of what’s good. You use them as a starting point for what you want to cook. Add the things you like and throw out the things you don’t like. That way you end up with a meal you enjoy eating.

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  2. We’re all beginners at some point. You’re ahead of me just having a focus for your blog, LOL. I do everything from cooking to social commentary.

    Start as fast as you like. If you’re more comfortable at first just posting pics, and brief descriptions of what you did, it works. Especially if you can throw in tips to avoid pitfalls and such.

    Looking forward to see what you come up with. 🙂

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  3. Y’know … mayonnaise is not so bad as a cold pasta sauce. But I’m waiting to hear more from you later. Thanks for following my blog. I look forward to seeing more of you there.

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