Meal Planning

Get organized. Give your best meal planning tips, and find out how other Chowhounds organize their meals from recipe planning to grocery shopping.

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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Help! Crockpot or Hotplate Meals

by maeday007 1 month ago

Hey y'all, first time posting and was wondering what simple, healthy meals you know of that can be cooked solely in a crockpot or take less than 30 minutes to cook on a small hotplate? I'm a trucke...

Mussels & Salmon for Friday Night

by Dezygnher35 1 month ago

Which pasta? Including Mushrooms and or Green Beans, want a relevant recipe idea(s) also need a healthy dessert option beside various ice creams we have? We like garlic, I have pasta & potato...

Desserts and snacks that will last in the desert?

by junglekitte 1 month ago

I am going to be in a very dry/hot desert for over week camping. I want to bring desserts and snacks that can last days while still tasting great. I could potentially vacuum seal items before I lea...

Weekly Menu Planning – March 2019

by MidwesternerTT 6 months ago

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

Weekly Menu Planning - June 2019

by MidwesternerTT 3 months ago

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

Sneaking problem

by Dorothee5 1 year ago

Hello everyone! I have just registered on this forum and I am so glad to be here! A few weeks ago I started a new period in my life... I went on diet! It is big step that I did but of course fo...

RHUBARB PIES, CRISPS, & CRUMBLES - Home Cooking Dish of the Month, June 2019

by LulusMom 3 months ago

Welcome to our DOTM reporting thread for June 2019. Our dish this month is Rhubarb Pies, Crisps, and Crumbles. There are so many variations on desserts made with baked fruit and some sort of pastry...

Dish of the Month - October 2018 - Kuku

by MelMM 11 months ago

Welcome to October! This will be our reporting thread for our October dish of the month, kuku. A kuku is a Persian dish similar to an Italian frittata, but less egg-heavy. A common version is made ...

Dinner Rut, Advice with Kids

by natalie81 2 months ago

My kids are super frustrating me lately. They are actually pretty good eaters, but the last two new recipes I have made they have all asked me never to make again. We are trying to cut back on me...

What’s for Dinner #428 (June 2019) - Spring/Summer

by sallyt 3 months ago

Here's where we help each other decide "What's for Dinner,” celebrate (or commiserate about) our nightly dinner results, and share recipes - with our modifications noted. What's for Dinner? Phot...

Home Cooking Dish of the Month - June 2019 Nominations

by LulusMom 3 months ago

It’s nomination time here at Dish of the Month! What dish sounds especially exciting to cook together this month? So many interesting nominations in the past year that came close to being Dish of t...

Dish of the Month, June 2019 - Voting Thread

by LulusMom 3 months ago

There were some really interesting nominations this month. I’m very appreciative of all the thought that went into them, and of all you home cooks who play along here on DOTM. Apparently a lot of u...

Freezing rice paper?

by SolusUmbra 2 months ago

I made some gluten free egg rolls by using rice paper instead. I saw a post on this site that talked about being able to freeze the rice paper and I wanted more information. I also don’t fry anythi...


by zigzag17 2 months ago

I live in a state where they are legal. Are we allowed to discuss here? I have no experience using them in dishes. Any thoughts, recipes, ...?

Leftover steak tartare

by letsindulge 2 months ago

I have 1.5# of steak tenderloin tartare to use up. It has cornichons, capers, dijon mustard, anchovy paste, and Worcesteshire sauce mixed in (no egg). Other than burgers what could you suggest? TIA.

Chicken 69 recipe wanted

by LulusMom 2 months ago

My husband has been going to an Indian place for lunch that serves something called Chicken 69 (nice, yeah). He loves it, and I'd like to be able to make it for him at home. I find various recipes ...

I would like to know what brand of Marsala wine you use for your Chicken Marsala?

by hungryinmanhattan 6 months ago

I love Chicken Marsala but am not familiar with Marsala and would appreciate any suggestion you could give me on your preferred Marsala wine for cooking this dish.

LEGUME SALADS - Home Cooking Dish of the Month, May 2019

by MelMM 4 months ago

Welcome to the May 2019 Dish of the Month reporting thread! Our dish for May will be LEGUME SALADS. This is a category that includes iconic American dishes like three-bean salad and Texas caviar...

Ramadan Recipes & Break Fast Traditions

by David_Watsky 3 months ago

Hi there, wondering if anyone who celebrates Ramadan would like to share recipes or traditions for the holiday and especially how and with what they like to break fast. Thank you!

Red Thai Curry

by codmeister 3 months ago

I have been getting into Thai cooking recently and discovered that we love Thai red curry. We bought a packet of Thai red curry paste at a big asian specialty store and found that it seemed to be ...