I love to cook and I love to eat. I love trying different kinds of foods, I actually love shopping most of the time, and I definitely love preparing new and interesting dishes in the kitchen. However, sadly I have not been blessed with a husband who feels the same way about it. Granted, I wouldn't change a thing because this is the man God gave me for my life's partner... but his idea of cooking is flipping a few burgers onto the ol' BBQ. Don't get me wrong, I love a mouth-watering BBQ'd steak with real, honest-to-goodness grill marks! But I find I am somewhat saddened by the fact that I have never had a man cook for me. That "department" is mine. His is the lawn. You know the drill ;o)
Men.... please... have a few recipes in your repertoire that are easy and delicious; trust me, it melts a woman's heart if you cook for her. Even the effort is appreciated.
Ladies... appreciate the effort and praise him when he tries.
Boys... ask your parents to teach you how to cook when you are young and stay with it all through your life. The more you cook, the more you will probably enjoy it and you will become very good at it. Your girlfriend/wife later in life will love you for it.
Parents... welcome your children into the kitchen. It's the heartbeat of the home, a place where delicious meals and fond memories are created. When your toddler helps you with the chocolate cake batter and has it all over his face, don't grab the wash cloth, grab the camera and capture the precious moment. Trust me, it's a wonderful time in their lives, for all of you.
Husband.... make me a sandwich. :o)