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How a South Jersey woman turned cooking into a ministry with ‘My Wife Can’t Cook’

The group My Wife Can’t Cook grew out of necessity during the pandemic for Carleen Roberts. She found encouragement from others lacking in culinary skills.

For years, Carleen Roberts avoided learning how to cook. Her husband, James, happily prepared meals for their family, or they went out to a nearby restaurant or ordered takeout.And then the pandemic hit and restaurants and home delivery eateries were closed. There were fewer options.“As a wife who couldn’t cook, I had no choice but to learn,” says Roberts, 40.Roberts knew how to prepare one basic dish: curry chicken and rice. James and their four children loved it, but wanted something else. Roberts began experimenting and posting her concoctions on social media.

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