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I want to cook for a girl I like. Would really appreciate some thoughts =)

I'm 19 and I'm in college. I'm inviting a crush over for dinner and I'm cooking. I suck at baking cake and I'm really desperate for ideas.

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    1. re: fourunder

      That guy had a pretty high skill level for a 17 year old, those ideas may or may not apply here.

    2. There was another young man with the same dilemma recently. I think this thread might help you.

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/868047

      It really depends on your skill set and what kitchen supplies you have to work with. I wish you all the luck and let us know how it comes out!

      Edit: LOL - Looks like fourunder and I had the same idea!

      1. What kind of things are you good at making now? Knowing what foods you like and what skill level you have will help people get ideas.

        There are lots of great things to make other than cake! :)

        1. Whatever you choose to make, don't worry about dessert. Go to the best bakery and buy their fanciest pastry--eclairs, fruit tarts or such. No need to worry about the end of the meal.

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          1. Make a salad and put some store bought rotisserie chicken on it. Thats all girls ever eat...

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            1. re: Clarkafella

              dang, clarkafella, i know you know better! LOL