I've learned a lot from my parents. But one of the THE most important thing I learned in life was how to cook. I'll never be as good as my dad, but sometimes I try. The one thing I do preach to all my friends about cooking are the THREE B's.
The secret ingredients to almost any recipe are:
If you can name something that doesn't taste good with one of these ingredients, BRING IT ON!
You may not like one or all, but then I'm certain I don't know who you are either!
The hit recipe I made over the weekend while hanging with some good friends:
Slow cook bacon with onions. Caramelize the onions.
In a separate pot, par boil the string beans (1/2 cook them).
Crank up the heat to almost high on the bacon and onions.
Add the string beans, and butter.
Saute until done, and serve it up.
Mmmmmmm, Mmmmmm good.
Experiment with the 3 B's and let me know how you do!