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Meal Planning

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How To Meal Prep On a Budget

Tired of circling the Whole Foods hot bar on your lunch break? More importantly, isn’t your wallet tired? There’s only one way to solve this first world problem and it’s made up of two words: meal prep...
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Home Cooking Dish of the Month - NOMINATIONS, February 2021

herby
by herby 6 days ago

Welcome to nominations thread for February dish of the month! February is a good month in my book - the days are getting longer, the lowest temperatures are behind us, and it is short -:) So, wh...

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February 2021 Cookbook of the Month VOTING

islandmermaid
by islandmermaid 5 days ago

Welcome to another Cookbook of the Month (COTM) vote! Here are our nominees! I included links to a profile on each author, the author's web site, and a selection of recipes available online. JU...

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Weekly Menu Planning - January 2021

MidwesternerTT
by MidwesternerTT 30 days ago

Let’s use this thread to share concise weekly dinner menus for each week in January. It's helpful if you can include your location and how many people you are feeding. Links to recipes are always a...

What's For Dinner #447 (January 2021) - Happy New Year!

Amandarama
by Amandarama 24 days ago

Welcome to the first WFD of the new year! Here's where we help each other decide "What's for Dinner,” celebrate (or commiserate about) our nightly dinner results, and share recipes - with ou...

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February 2021 COTM Announcement: LIDIA BASTIANICH MONTH

islandmermaid
by islandmermaid 2 hours ago

In February our community will be exploring and cooking from the recipes of Lidia Bastianich! To organize our reports next month, we will have threads dedicated to 2 or 3 of her individual book...

January 2021 COTM Announcement — VEGAN JAPANEASY & JAPANEASY by Tim Anderson

islandmermaid
by islandmermaid 1 month ago

We'll be diving into Vegan JapanEasy and JapanEasy by Tim Anderson for our January 2021 Cookbook of the Month! We can use this thread to share our excitement, questions, and thoughts about our ...

February 2021 Cookbook of the Month NOMINATIONS

islandmermaid
by islandmermaid 14 days ago

A warm and cozy greeting to everyone in our Cookbook of the Month community! Let's put on our thinking caps and share ideas for our February selection. For many of us, February means chilly days,...

NOVEMBER 2020 COOKBOOK OF THE MONTH (COTM) - David Lebovitz website

LulusMom
by LulusMom 3 months ago

Here we are almost 8 months into Covid quarantine, and the majority of us decided it makes the most sense to stick with an online source for our COTM. We voted for David Lebovitz’s blog as our Nove...

ENGLISH MUFFINS AND CRUMPETS - Home Cooking Dish of the Month, February, 2020

LulusMom
by LulusMom 12 months ago

Welcome to our DOTM reporting thread for February 2020. Our dish this month is English Muffins and Crumpets. Apparently making English Muffins at home isn’t difficult, and they are supposed to tast...

September 2020 COTM: Voting

jen kalb
by jen kalb 5 months ago

Hi everyone! My possibly shaky count indicates that the top two COTM contenders for this month, HEIDI SWANSON MONTH (online and cookbooks), 7 votes, and GUARDIAN UK FOOD, 9 votes, came in ahead...

July 2020 COTM: Voting

MelMM
by MelMM 7 months ago

This was a complicated nomination period! The problem was what to do with all those Bryant Terry nominations. We had nominations for Afro Vegan (8), Vegetable Kingdom (4), Bryant Terry Month (7), a...

October 2020 COOKBOOK OF THE MONTH - Nominations

LulusMom
by LulusMom 5 months ago

Welcome to October’s Cookbook of the Month nomination thread. Here it is fall, and we’re still in this crazy situation. Not sure about where you live, but my library is still not fully open. That, ...

June 2020 COTM: Voting

MelMM
by MelMM 8 months ago

It seems most of us would like to stay in the online mode for our June selection. Besides not having to worry about acquiring a book, it makes my job easy, as you all can just click over to the sit...

November 2020 COOKBOOK OF THE MONTH - Nominations

LulusMom
by LulusMom 4 months ago

Welcome to November’s Cookbook of the Month nomination thread. We’re fully into fall, and still in this crazy situation. Not sure about where you live, but my library is still not fully open. That,...

Homemade lox -- questions and advice!

Dave MP
by Dave MP 1 month ago

This winter holiday season I'd like to make my own lox or gravlax. I've never done it before. I was inspired by the NY Times gravlax recipe, which seems easy enough. But I'm wondering if folks have...

SEPTEMBER 2020 COTM: THE GUARDIAN FOOD WEBSITE

jen kalb
by jen kalb 5 months ago

It’s September ( almost) for COTM and for September we again are using an online source. Because online sources are immediately available and not divided and chaptered like a physical book, this th...

July 2020 COTM: BRYANT TERRY MONTH

MelMM
by MelMM 7 months ago

Welcome to July! Our Cookbook of the Month is actually a collection of books, the works of Bryant Terry. Ignite your stoves, ladies and gentlemen, because we've got a lot of cooking to do. Use this...

January 2021 Cookbook of the Month NOMINATIONS

islandmermaid
by islandmermaid 2 months ago

Good evening, Cookbook of the Month community! It's time to start reflecting on what we would like to cook together in the new year! What will be simmering, baking, and bubbling in our kitchens on ...

Cooking Beans from Heirloom Beans: Recipes from Rancho Gordo

jen kalb
by jen kalb 14 days ago

I have a bit of a thing for Rancho Gordo beans and beans generally. I recently acquired their cooobook Heirloom Beans: Recipes from Rancho Gordo to get more ideas of how to use their exotic offer...

August 2020 COTM: Smitten Kitchen Web Site

MelMM
by MelMM 6 months ago

We're going back to an online source for our August Cookbook of the Month: SMITTEN KITCHEN. Because there is no book to buy, this is both the announcement and reporting thread. https://smittenkitc...