Self made dishes taste better?

Contributor: Bleu Bleu
Whether it's too salty, sweet, overcooked, or just plain off...do your self made (or dishes made by a loved one) taste better to you?

I find that when I cook for myself I love whatever I cook no matter what and I'm always shocked when I don't end up killing someone because I cooked for them. My friend attempted to make onigiri once (rice balls) and she totally undercooked the rice but it was the tastiest crunchy creation just knowing she went through all that work for me.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Yes
Trysexual , deltalima , Kiwi Green , GONE! , joiedejouets , js250 , Lildrummrgurl7 , XxFallenAngelxX , brevado , Feisty , married with children , Terri69 , Missmarc , invisiblehat , Stinkytofu10 , BlooJay , Lurr , ARPKasso , Kristi :) , MrWishyWashy , HarlequinBunnie , Honeymuffin33 , Mrs.Tee , atryonix , FunFantasys , Llahsram , pootpootpoot , MilitaryLove , Raymaker , bog , oftheunicorn , A&M
32  (71%)
No
Lickable Lollie , MeliPixie , CollegeFun2014 , Lavendar , Leather & Lace , Gone (LD29) , Katelyn , rosythorn
8  (18%)
Other?
Claire-Bear , SneakersAndPearls , Falsepast , Wicked Wahine , SourAppleMartini
5  (11%)
Total votes: 45
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Contributor: Lickable Lollie Lickable Lollie
I always think my food tastes the worst but my boyfriend reassures me that it's AMAZING! I don't know where he gets that idea...but it's sweet of him to lie to me lol
01/17/2013
Contributor: deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by Bleu
Whether it's too salty, sweet, overcooked, or just plain off...do your self made (or dishes made by a loved one) taste better to you?

I find that when I cook for myself I love whatever I cook no matter what and I'm always shocked when ...
I think it does because you've put effort into it that those little things might not matter.
01/17/2013
Contributor: CollegeFun2014 CollegeFun2014
It really depends on what it is I feel. Not to mention that you can make any dish to your taste when cooking whereas restaurants just make it however they decide
01/17/2013
Contributor: GONE! GONE!
It does to me. Apparently hard work tastes extra good.
01/17/2013
Contributor: joiedejouets joiedejouets
I much prefer making everything myself with ingredients that I pick.
01/17/2013
Contributor: js250 js250
Homemade always tastes better. There are no preservatives, etc. that gets in the way of what the food tastes like....even with mistakes!!
01/17/2013
Contributor: Claire-Bear Claire-Bear
Homemade is definitely healthier most of the time, but the way it tastes can vary unless you're good at it.
01/17/2013
Contributor: Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
Definitely! I've been making homemade Chinese food lately and even that tastes better to me than take out. Occasionally my partner and I will make something that isn't too great but it's never terrible or inedible.
01/17/2013
Contributor: XxFallenAngelxX XxFallenAngelxX
Homemade all the way!
01/17/2013
Contributor: brevado brevado
Totally agree
01/17/2013
Contributor: Feisty Feisty
I prefer homemade!
01/17/2013
Contributor: married with children married with children
most things taste better home made. there are a few things that we cant cook at home, either because we dont have the tools or the space. then they taste better at the restaurant.
01/17/2013
Contributor: Terri69 Terri69
I prefer homemade
01/17/2013
Contributor: Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by Bleu
Whether it's too salty, sweet, overcooked, or just plain off...do your self made (or dishes made by a loved one) taste better to you?

I find that when I cook for myself I love whatever I cook no matter what and I'm always shocked when ...
Yes!
01/17/2013
Contributor: invisiblehat invisiblehat
Yup. I feel so accomplished being able to make something physical that it tastes all the more delicious for that.
01/17/2013
Contributor: Lavendar Lavendar
They don't always taste better
01/17/2013
Contributor: Leather & Lace Leather & Lace
I don't like the taste of my own cooking.
01/17/2013
Contributor: Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Quote:
Originally posted by Bleu
Whether it's too salty, sweet, overcooked, or just plain off...do your self made (or dishes made by a loved one) taste better to you?

I find that when I cook for myself I love whatever I cook no matter what and I'm always shocked when ...
Yes, it does for me.
01/17/2013
Contributor: BlooJay BlooJay
Self made dishes taste better most of the time. I like to grill my own steaks for that reason.
01/17/2013
Contributor: Lurr Lurr
i like my cooking better with the notable exception of chipotle, who's rice i love but can't for the life of me mimic.
01/17/2013
Contributor: ARPKasso ARPKasso
Homemade usually taste better, but sometimes there's a specific taste that only restaurants can replicate.
01/18/2013
Contributor: Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
I guess I'm in the minority here, but I think going to a restaurant nearly always tastes better than anything either of us make at home. I can think of very few exceptions to that.
01/18/2013
Contributor: Kristi :) Kristi :)
Only things we like getting out better are pizza, BBQ and most ethnic foods. We do tend to care for more pricy restaurants.
01/18/2013
Contributor: HarlequinBunnie HarlequinBunnie
Quote:
Originally posted by Bleu
Whether it's too salty, sweet, overcooked, or just plain off...do your self made (or dishes made by a loved one) taste better to you?

I find that when I cook for myself I love whatever I cook no matter what and I'm always shocked when ...
I love to cook but when I mess up by cooking something I am unsure about I make sure to say something like," I wasn't sure how to fix this so if you don't like it, it's okay."
01/18/2013
Contributor: Honeymuffin33 Honeymuffin33
I always think my dishes are better when I cook them myself but that may just be because I can add whatever I want to dishes to make them taste better.
01/19/2013
Contributor: Mrs.Tee Mrs.Tee
Quote:
Originally posted by Bleu
Whether it's too salty, sweet, overcooked, or just plain off...do your self made (or dishes made by a loved one) taste better to you?

I find that when I cook for myself I love whatever I cook no matter what and I'm always shocked when ...
I think that they are much better
01/19/2013
Contributor: atryonix atryonix
most of the time yes
01/19/2013
Contributor: Falsepast Falsepast
Depends on the cook
01/19/2013
Contributor: Pandwhora Pandwhora
Quote:
Originally posted by Falsepast
Depends on the cook
This! LOL
01/19/2013