Maria had never cooked before. One day, her mom asked her to help make dinner. Her mom showed her how to wash the vegetables and cut them into small pieces. She helped Maria turn on the stove and put a pot of water on it. They added some pasta and let it cook for a few minutes. Finally, they drained the pasta and mixed it with the tomato sauce. Maria tried it. It was delicious! From that day on, Maria would often help her mom make dinner. She even started experimenting with new recipes on her own. She learned that cooking was fun and rewarding. She was proud of herself for trying something new.