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First lady hopes she can still cook

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WASHINGTON — First lady Laura Bush said Thursday that her husband, President George W. Bush, teases her about her cooking because she hasn't banged pots around for more than a decade.

"I haven't cooked in 14 years," she said in an interview with Fox News Channel's "On the Record." "He can't even remember what it was like and neither can I. This will be interesting."

She said the president has yet to step foot in their new house in Dallas.

"I've been to it. I've looked at it. He hasn't seen it," she said during an interview at the White House. "I've shown him the pictures."

The Bushes recently bought a home among business leaders and prominent Republican donors in the affluent North Dallas neighborhood of Preston Hollow, where they will live after the president leaves office in January.

"He pressed me to pick out something that he would like," Laura Bush said. "It will be perfect for us."

The first lady said she looks forward to reclaiming her life before the presidency.

"I like houses, I like homes and I'm somebody who really likes to do things, decorate homes, so I'm looking forward to that again, having my own house," she said. "The things that are there, running a home again, if I can remember how to do it. And I think that will be fun. It's just a whole opportunity to have a private life for George and I."