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Today, for dinner, I attempted a combination of two small ham steaks, brown sugar, two tablespoons of Coke, several sprinkles of powdered mustard, and a Crock Pot.

You will be shocked to hear that it did not go well.

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You know what, darlin'? You sound just like me when it comes to cooking. I am going to pull together some of my bestest, easiest, most fool-proof recipes for you. All include only one pan/pot, which for girls like us makes things way easier.

If it makes you feel any better, my dad was once charged with making his own dinner. All he had to do was cook some rice and throw the rest in the microwave (it was leftovers). He kept forgetting the rice until he would hear what sounded like popcorn coming from the kitchen. He boiled all the water clean out of the pan TWICE before he finally cooked that rice correctly.

June 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteramy t.

Here is a no fail for the hamsteaks... Marinate in teriakyi sauce and throw them on the grill with some pineapple slices. Doesn't take long and you can't screw it up. Serve with salad and any side dish. Trust Me! I'm not a good cook myself, but this is no fail.

June 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi

Yeah, I think marinating the steaks for at least 10-15 minutes would be the thing to do.

Why don't you try some eggplant on your crock pot?

June 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterred pill junkie

Ditch the crock pot for grilling. It's a lot easier to grill, and you can watch the food to make sure it's not being ruined. Only good food I can make is grilled.

June 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterj.s.

So, I was a terrible cook. But then I kept doing it, and I kept getting better, and now I can make a soup or stir fry which just teeters barely on the edge of disaster but ends up being delicious. Part of the challenge is that I don't follow recipes well, and even when I'm trying to I can't eat gluten: flour has to be substituted out for other things. I often do something silly like Google two weird ingredients I have and find a recipe that will mostly work, but I never have all the ingredients.

Basically, I have no useful advice.

June 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLex
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