18 everyday hacks for cooking from scratch

Photo by Kerri As I wrote earlier, cooking from scratch has so many benefits. It’s healthier and cheaper than prepackaged food-in-a-box, and cooking provides a shared skill you can enjoy with your family. Once it becomes a lifestyle choice, your menu planning will become much simpler and pleasant. But many people, especially those who didn’t (read more…)

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Menu planning resources :: useful links, sites, & a free download

In the comments yesterday, Sarah asked, “I would LOVE to see some actual grocery lists and complete two-week menu plans! Also, how frequently do you shop with a two-week menu?” Photo by Angie Tjoelker I’d be happy to share what I’m currently doing, though it changes often. I love seasonal cooking, so my current recipes (read more…)

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A basic guide to menu planning

Photo by The Bitten Word Menu planning saves hours of time, energy, money, and headaches, but it’s easy to overcomplicate the process. And when that happens, it becomes a burden instead of a blessing. So why do it at all? My daily life can get crazy, as I’m sure it can for you. Cooking is (read more…)

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Make a Deli.icio.us coo.kbo.ok

I love poring through cookbooks, especially when they have color photos and richly descriptive text. Photo by Emma Smith But when it comes down to it, about 75 percent of the recipes I use on a regular basis come from the internet. Betty Crockers of the post-modern world have a plethora of recipes at their (read more…)

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Menu plan Monday – basic & good

I’ve got a busy week as usual, but a lot of it will be spent at home. I hope to do a bit a bulk cooking while I make dinner, so I’ve planned this week’s recipes to cater to that. Here’s what I’ve got on our stovetop: Photo by terri tu Monday: chicken broccoli soup (read more…)

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