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Weekly Meal Plan for One

Weekly Meal Plan for One

It is all well and good to talk about cooking at home when you are talking about a family living in a typical home environment. However, I spent some time as a student living alone, on a budget, out of rented rooms with little time or desire to cook. Yet caring for...
Cookbook Crush: Cooking Scrappy

Cookbook Crush: Cooking Scrappy

My most recent cookbook crush is Cooking Scrappy by Joel Gamoran. This cookbook features 100 recipes to help you stop wasting food. Each recipe features items that you would otherwise through away, like potato skins or lemon rinds, helping you to get the most out of...
Using your freezer: keeping it sustainable

Using your freezer: keeping it sustainable

As I have shared before, my freezer is one of the big secrets to staying on top of things in my kitchen. It helps me keep my budget low, manage my time, and it helps me to always be prepared, a crucial factor in feeding a family and keeping a shared table. In my...
Cookbook Crush: Naturally Sweet

Cookbook Crush: Naturally Sweet

I love reading new cookbooks.  Since it is baking season, I thought I would share one of my cookbook crushes, Naturally Sweet by America’s Test Kitchen.  I almost always start off by borrowing new cookbooks from the library.  I keep them for a few weeks, read...
Face up to your food

Face up to your food

Ok, it is time for a confession. I recently hit my gross-out level, when it comes to preparing food, in the form of a pig’s face. I am all about using the whole animal, but when I was confronted by the reality of a hog’s head sitting in a pot in my...