Meal Planning

Become a good meal planner – Taking the time to sit down and plan out a week’s worth of meals at a time just makes sense. It gives you a plan for shopping and a plan for what you’ll be making each day. Meal planning might take a bit of extra time up front, but it helps save you time in the long run since you know exactly what to buy when you go to the store. No more last-minute trips to the grocery to buy some spur of the moment ingredients.
 

How NOT to Start a Recipe – Mise en Place

January 6, 2019 0 Comments
How NOT to Start a Recipe – Mise en Place

More Mistakes Home Cooks Make When Starting a Recipe Mistake #4 – Not Prepping Your Ingredients Almost as important as making sure you have all your ingredients is making sure that your ingredients are cooking ready.  How many times have you started a recipe only to realize you need a chopped onion or diced carrot […]

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How NOT to Start a Recipe – Part 2

December 30, 2018 0 Comments
How NOT to Start a Recipe – Part 2

Before You Even Think of Starting a New Recipe, Read This Mistake #2 Not Giving Yourself Enough Time I cannot stress this enough: just because recipes say that they can be made from start to finish in thirty or forty-five minutes does not mean that a person who is unfamiliar with the recipe or the […]

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How NOT to Start a Recipe

December 22, 2018 1 Comment
How NOT to Start a Recipe

What A Recipe Is Before I talk about how not to start a recipe, I want to take some time to talk about what a recipe is.  According to Miriam Webster, a recipe is “a set of instructions for making something from various ingredients.” The second definition is “a formula or procedure for doing or […]

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Pros and Cons of a College Meal Plan

May 24, 2017 0 Comments
Pros and Cons of a College Meal Plan

What I Like & Don’t Like About My College Meal Plan by Nell Jones Lots of changes happen when you go to college, most importantly, meals.  Mom and Dad’s fresh, handcrafted home-cooked meals get replaced by a meal plan. This meal plan, at least for me, consisted of swipes and points that, in combination, got […]

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How to Avoid the Freshman Fifteen

March 20, 2017 0 Comments
How to Avoid the Freshman Fifteen

How to Avoided Putting On Those Dreaded 15 Pounds As a Freshman in College by Nell Jones, contributor and my daughter When people would ask me what I most nervous for when going to college, I wouldn’t say schoolwork, I wouldn’t say being away from home, I would say the freshman fifteen.  Everyone tells you […]

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Top 5 Meal Planning Tips

August 26, 2014 2 Comments
Top 5 Meal Planning Tips

My Favorite Top Five Meal Planning Tips Meal planning: a fairly basic concept that can transform the way that you prepare meals for you and your family. Planning ahead can do wonders for the meal-related stress you may experience at dinner time: kids are nagging, the dog is underfoot, and your spouse is minutes away […]

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Meal Planning – Where to Start

August 21, 2013 3 Comments
Meal Planning – Where to Start

Where to Start Your Meal Planning Before you begin, meal planning may seem like a daunting and over-complicated process. You might be wondering, “why waste time planning what I’m going to cook when I can just decide on the spot?” You may not even realize it, but at-home cooks waste a great deal of time […]

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Paprika Recipe Manager Review

July 31, 2013 14 Comments
Paprika Recipe Manager Review

Paprika Recipe Manager for iPad, iPhone, Mac and Android It’s four o’clock in the afternoon, what are you cooking for dinner? Last week I wrote about the importance of meal planning and how adding a little bit of organization to your week can take the pressure off the late-afternoon rush to prepare a family meal. […]

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Eight Reasons Why You Should Begin Meal Planning

July 23, 2013 6 Comments
Eight Reasons Why You Should Begin Meal Planning

“What’s for dinner?”  This is the 5’ o clock question that plagues at-home cooks every evening. The kids are hungry, blood sugars are running low, and you have no clue what you’re going to put on the table. If this is a reoccurring situation in your household, you should consider taking steps to plan your […]

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Last Minute Thanksgiving Checklist

November 25, 2010 0 Comments
Last Minute Thanksgiving Checklist

A Thanksgiving Checklist for a Perfect Meal For those of you who have not started their Thanksgiving prep, I put together this last minute checklist for just a few of the details involved with getting a great meal on the table this holiday. There are so many things to think about so please feel free […]

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