Posts Tagged: cooking

Reader Tips: Turn Your Apartment Into A Home

Reader Tips: Turn Your Apartment Into A Home

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
A couple of  weeks ago, we ran a post calling for reader tips for how to make your first apartment feel like a home. We got some GEM advice. To make sure you saw all the great tips, we wanted to compile them into a fresh post – highlighting some of the key themes we saw:…
Sam’s Favorite Cookbooks and Websites for a Novice Cook

Sam’s Favorite Cookbooks and Websites for a Novice Cook

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
           For an aspiring cook there are hundred of resources, both in print and on the internet, to learn  new cooking techniques, experiment with new recipes, and experience new ingredients. When I look for inspiration, I prefer books and websites that focus more on techniques, ingredients, flavor combinations, and cuisines of different cultures; not necessarily a…
Surprise Your Sweetie with a Valentine’s Day Dinner to Remember.

Surprise Your Sweetie with a Valentine’s Day Dinner to Remember.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Surprise your sweetie on Valentine’s Day with a delicious home-cooked dinner. The menu: Red Wine-braised Osso Bucco with Citrus Gremolata, Parmesan Polenta and Arugula Salad.  And for the dessert, the delicious chocolates your honey brings you, with another glass of wine or a good cup of coffee. (Note: the Osso Bucco is not difficult to…
Easy First Apartment Last-Minute Thanksgiving Dinner Party

Easy First Apartment Last-Minute Thanksgiving Dinner Party

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
First Thanksgiving away from home and the budget does not allow you to go “over the river and through the woods” to grandma’s house.  Instead of getting depressed and crying into your sushi  dinner after a lonely movie, throw your own Thanksgiving dinner party and hardly dip into your personal finances.  The menu planning is…
How to Plan a Week of Healthy Meals for $60

How to Plan a Week of Healthy Meals for $60

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our guest blogger Elyse is an NYU student who just recently managed to free herself from the college dormitory system. Me and My Grocery List The one thing I never understood in college was how quickly people abandoned their meal plans. Why would a person choose to cook meals, wash dishes and, the worst part of…
Keep Your No-Takeout New Year’s Resolution!

Keep Your No-Takeout New Year’s Resolution!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With the end of the holiday season comes the end of free, well-prepared food. No more well-balanced, homemade meals or three-course dinners that you pretty much just have to show up to. Nope, we’ll just have to make it be our New Year’s resolution to treat ourselves better and eat more healthily. We’ll actually have…
What did you think I would post about next?

What did you think I would post about next?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Close on eggs’ heels in the race of easy, delicious things to cook: chicken soup. No, not the Campbell’s kind. Dear reader, you’re a grown-up now, and your grown-up taste buds deserve better. Remember that cooking, like all of life’s arts, requires lots of practice, and lots of trial and error. Start basic, expect to…
Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you’re learning to cook, it’s definitely the egg. Eggs are an easy, cheap, delicious, and nutritious thing to cook when you’re first starting out. You can scramble, boil, whip, poach, or even slurp them raw. Although that, technically, doesn’t count as cooking. When I was a kid, scrambled eggs were one of my top…