13 Great Cooking Articles/Tips (Thurs 13, Ed. 1)

  1. 101 Simple Appetizers in 20 Minutes or Less by Mark Bittman for the NYTimes.
  2. Quick and Satisfying Soup (tips) by Sherrie Le Masurier for Family Sanity Savers.
  3. Approximate Grilling Times for Meat and Poultry (chart, scroll down the page) from Meals For You.
  4. Student Recipes (ebook) from YumYum.com. This is actually a really nice beginner’s guide for cooking, covers basic methods and a lot of things you may know already, but also has good, simple ideas for cooking vegetables, making salad dressings, etc. You don’t have to download it; it’s all available on the site.
  5. Cooking Ideas from The True Cost of Food. This article covers (well) all the methods of cooking vegetables and ends with a collection of basic recipes from the book Recipes from America’s Small Farms by Joanne Lamb Hayes and Lori Stein.
  6. Saving Money with Homemade Convenience Mixes by Nellie Hedstrom for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. You thought Bisquick saved you time? Go read about a big batch of All-Purpose Convenience Mix and how it can become anything from biscuits to cheese bread to dumplings to muffins to coffee cake to brownies.
  7. Homemade Bread: Cheap, Delicious, Healthy, and Easier Than You Think by Trent Hamm at The Simple Dollar. This is a great introduction to the why and wherefore of homemade bread. My family is addicted to homemade bread. We hardly ever buy a pre-made loaf, and when we do, we don’t like it. Blech. The recipe in this article is very similar to mine, though I usually don’t use milk and make a batch big enough to produce three loaves at once.
  8. Secrets of a Mom Chef: Reusing Leftovers Creatively by Christine Stamm for Kaboose.
  9. Interactive Seasonal Food Map from Epicurious, along with their Menu Planner and Seasonal Recipes (browse by Summer, Spring, Fall, or Winter).
  10. Vegetarian Meals for Meatlovers from Earth Easy. A nice collection of very hearty main-dish vegetarian recipes.
  11. How to Plan a Dinner Party Menu by Jen Beisser for Chef’s Line Cooking Blog.
  12. 10 Tasty, Easy, and Healthy Breakfast Ideas from ZenHabits. Pretty pictures, too.
  13. How to Make a Great Green Salad by James Peterson for Fine Cooking.