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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September 2021 Cookbook of the Month (COTM) Announcement: Ottolenghi Flavor

by LulusMom 2 months ago

In September, COTM’s 15th anniversary, we’ll be cooking from perennial COTM favorite Yotam Ottolenghi’s newest book Flavor. I’ll put up a main thread on September 1st with links to reporting thread...

June 2020 COTM: Alexandra's Kitchen

by MelMM 1 year ago

Welcome to June! Once again we are sticking to an online source. Because of the nature of online sources and the lack of a need for time to acquire a book, this thread will serve as both the announ...

Great American Recipes Card Collection

by olunia 1 year ago

Hello Everyone! I am searching for two (2) recipes from the Great American Quick and Easy Recipes Card Collection. The first one is from the Sweets and other Treats Section 18 Card #13. Th...

Best vegan recipes for a reluctant wannabe mostly-vegan?

by highlyunlikely 4 months ago

I am hoping to expand my vegan repertoire this summer, mainly for health reasons and because it's better for the environment....but I am not at all excited by the majority of vegan cookbooks/recipe...

CAESAR SALAD: Home Cooking Dish of the Month, April 2021

by MelMM 7 months ago

Welcome to April! Spring is in the air, in the form of pollen everywhere. We have a great dish to play with this month, the CAESAR SALAD. Traditionally a very simple salad of romaine, croutons, and...

Home Cooking Dish Of The Month August 2021 - NOMINATIONS

by hirsheys 3 months ago

Hi all! It is nominations time for the Dish of the Month. This summer’s been a bit sleepy DOTM-wise, so I’d love for us to pick something fun that people will enjoy cooking. Maybe some sort of refr...

Home Cooking Dish of the Month - GADO-GADO, August 2021

by hirsheys 3 months ago

Welcome to DOTM reporting thread for August 2021! Our group picked GADO-GADO, a dish perfect for eating in hot temperatures, but also tasty enough to enjoy year round. Gado-gado literally means...

Campfire cooking

by saacnmama 3 months ago

I'm so excited that we are going camping again--it's been a decade since this Thanksgiving weekend trip. We will take the train from our home in Berlin, then a ferry, and then bike the last 10 mile...

Lunch for houseguests

by buckeye83 3 months ago

Hi Friends! This one always stumps me. What do you serve houseguests for lunch? We have frequent guests since our family lives out of town. What are your go-tos for houseguest lunches? We are g...

Date night menu help - Spanakopita and...?

by hjvc 1 year ago

I am making a good new spanakopita recipe that includes chickpeas, feta and ricotta. The spanakopita is more of a tart, not individual wrapped pockets, so I am treating it as the main course. I've ...

What's For Dinner #453 (July 2021) - Off To A Bang!

by Amandarama 4 months ago

Welcome to July! Summer in the northern hemisphere seems to have gotten off to some unsettled weather, at least in the US. How are you cooking this month? Are you outdoors taking advantage of th...

Weekly Menu Planning – July 2021

by MidwesternerTT 4 months ago

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


by treb 6 months ago

Have you tried this delightful spicy paste? I’ve been using gochujang for many years, it has replaced sriracha as my go to spicy sauce both as a cooking ingredient and as a condiment. Gochuja...

Home Cooking Dish Of The Month August 2021 - VOTING

by hirsheys 3 months ago

Welcome to the voting thread for the Home Cooking Dish of the Month (“DOTM”) for August 2021. The purpose of this thread is to cast votes to choose a dish that we as a community can cook and report...

Gazpacho Weather

by Querencia 3 months ago

Today the heat index is going to 100 and all I can think of is gazpacho, the staff of life in this weather. In case you haven't made it yet: chop coarsely in food processor 4 large peeled tomatoes,...

GOUGERES - Home Cooking Dish of the Month, November 2019

by LulusMom 2 years ago

Welcome to our DOTM reporting thread for November 2019. Our dish this month is Gougeres, and boy is my family going to be excited when they find out. Once again I rely on Wikipedia, which says: a g...

CREPES - April 2020 Home Cooking Dish of the Month

by herby 1 year ago

Please use this thread to report on various ways to make and serve crepes that you make this month and in many months to follow. In your reports, do share ingredients, methods, sources, inspiration...

Hot Weather Cooking

by mtskeeter 4 months ago

Dang, it is hot here in the western Rockies right now. How do you cope with cooking for a few beastly hot days? I heard on 'The Splendid Table' yesterday about how induction cooking won't heat up y...

SAVEUR: THE NEW CLASSICS - Appetizers; Salads; Soups & Stews; Sandwiches, Pizzas & Burgers - pp 13-139

by MelMM 5 months ago

This is your reporting thread for the following chapters of Saveur: The New Classics Appetizers - pp 13-49 Salads - pp 51-77 Soups & Stews - pp 79-113 Sandwiches, Pizzas & Burgers - pp 115-13...

Home Cooking Dish Of The Month July 2021 - NOMINATIONS

by herby 4 months ago

Hello Friends! It is nominations time at the Dish of the Month. Let’s nominate something light, maybe spicy, definitely delicious but not too fussy. What could that be? I know you will come up with...