Posts Tagged: cooking 101

6 Quick, Cheap Recipes to Master
6 Quick, Cheap Recipes to Master

6 Quick, Cheap Recipes to Master

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Finding dinner recipes that are quick and easy to cook in your first apartment can be a game-changer. If you haven’t yet learned, going out to eat or ordering in can have a negative impact on both your health and your bank account. Instead, make a commitment to learn these quick and easy recipes that you…
3 Ways to Make Meals More Interesting
3 Ways to Make Meals More Interesting

3 Ways to Make Meals More Interesting

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Cooking for yourself is hard. Especially when you want to eat every single day. One meal a week? Okay, I’m alright with that. Two meals? I suppose I can make that happen… Three? Didn’t I just cook on Tuesday? Here are a few tips and ideas…
So You Wanna Use Your Kitchen…
So You Wanna Use Your Kitchen…

So You Wanna Use Your Kitchen…

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Going from having all your meals pre-made by parents and dining hall staff to having to cook for yourself definitely isn’t easy, but it’s not quite as hard as it seems at first. Plus, cooking actual meals for yourself rather than ordering take-out of buying frozen dinners has quite a few benefits–it’s often much healthier,…
3 Ways to Keep Meals Interesting
3 Ways to Keep Meals Interesting

3 Ways to Keep Meals Interesting

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re not a natural chef, it’s easy for dinner time to become a chore when you first start cooking for yourself after a lifetime of meals that someone else prepared. Not only is this a shame—food is one of the best parts of life!—it potentially hazardous to your health (pizza for dinner four nights…
Cooking At Home: Recipes Galore Online!
Cooking At Home: Recipes Galore Online!

Cooking At Home: Recipes Galore Online!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Are you dreaming of the smell of freshly baked apple pie wafting through the house, or a plate of chocolate chip cookies cooling on the counter, or a real home cooked meal set on the table?  One of the struggles of living on your own is figuring out where your next meal is coming from.…
Easy Ways to Eat More Veggies and Promote Healthy Living
Easy Ways to Eat More Veggies and Promote Healthy Living

Easy Ways to Eat More Veggies and Promote Healthy Living

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Part of moving into your first apartment is realizing that not only is your living situation in your control, but so is your nutrition…meaning no one is forcing you to eat your veggies! No more home-cooked meals waiting for you on the table or dining hall convenience! Healthy living is up to you. The good…
How to Use Leftover Ingredients to Minimize Food Waste and Save Money
How to Use Leftover Ingredients to Minimize Food Waste and Save Money

How to Use Leftover Ingredients to Minimize Food Waste and Save Money

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sometimes we feel inspired to make a dish we see on Pinterest and shop for the necessary ingredients, only to find out that we only need a little bit of an ingredient. I’ve definitely been there, as the person who was stuck with a 14 pack of tortillas when I was making fajitas for only…
Sam’s Weekend Brunch 101 – Perfect Eggs and Home Fries
Sam’s Weekend Brunch 101 – Perfect Eggs and Home Fries

Sam’s Weekend Brunch 101 – Perfect Eggs and Home Fries

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
This post, originally published in May 2012, is back by popular demand for great weekend brunch recipes. I love eggs in all their diverse, delicious glory. There is an old story about the origin of the pleated folds in our chef hats, or Toques, that claims the 100 pleats represent the 100 ways to cook an egg.…
Cooking 101: Storing and Using Sweet Potatoes
Cooking 101: Storing and Using Sweet Potatoes

Cooking 101: Storing and Using Sweet Potatoes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We’re back with another installment of Your Week in Vegetables, in which we look at being smart about vegetables to increase the amount of veggies we eat while reducing waste. Each installment will focus on one vegetable and will cover what to look for when shopping, how to cut and store it, and a variety…
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…