Posts Tagged: cooking

New Cook’s Kitchen Essentials
New Cook’s Kitchen Essentials

New Cook’s Kitchen Essentials

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I have never been much of a cook…or at least much of a GOOD cook. Growing up, my parents cooked most meals, which was very lucky for me. However, that also means that I didn’t receive a crash course in cooking until I moved out of their house! While the first few weeks (let’s be…
How to Cook for One without Wasting Your Time or Money!
How to Cook for One without Wasting Your Time or Money!

How to Cook for One without Wasting Your Time or Money!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Scored a solo apartment? Next challenge: How to cook for one. I grew up in a family that loves to cook. My mom goes to the grocery store every day, both for emotional well-being (there’s something so soothing about grocery stores) and for her food obsession. As I got older, I learned to cook mostly…
A Guys’ Guide To Gifting: Fathers & Brothers Edition
A Guys’ Guide To Gifting: Fathers & Brothers Edition

A Guys’ Guide To Gifting: Fathers & Brothers Edition

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As guys, we can have a hard time showing our emotions. Society encourages us to play the stoic, repressing everything, acting strong and tough no matter what we’re actually feeling. Any outpouring of emotion can be perceived as weakness. Taken in tandem with the reality that so much of our worth is placed on how…
A Day Of Food: The New Cook’s Menu
A Day Of Food: The New Cook’s Menu

A Day Of Food: The New Cook’s Menu

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Here are a few easy recipes for those who don’t know how to go about boiling water. It’s okay, we all start somewhere!  (I’ve included the equipment needed for these starter recipes, but also check my earlier post that lists all the things needed to complete your first kitchen.) Note: Remember what your momma said…
Kitchen Essentials: Fiddly Things You May Forget
Kitchen Essentials: Fiddly Things You May Forget

Kitchen Essentials: Fiddly Things You May Forget

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Kitchen Essentials What if I told you that there was a secret way to get up to a 90% discount on most of the things you’d order in a restaurant? I’m not fantasizing. There is a way to get food for down to a fraction of the restaurant price, and it’s called cooking it for…
Save or Splurge: The Kitchen
Save or Splurge: The Kitchen

Save or Splurge: The Kitchen

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the best parts (or worst, depending on your skillset) of moving into your own apartment is having free reign over your kitchen, meal plan, and cooking schedule. For those that love to cook, this freedom is thrilling! For those that don’t, it can be a bit daunting. Here’s a our list on what…
Reader Tips: Turn Your Apartment Into A Home
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

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