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Culinary Resolutions, Week 2: Cook More, Eat Out Less

We're hitting the ground running in 2013 with our brand-new series, Six Weeks of Culinary Resolutions, wherein we vow to master a different gastronomic goal each week.

It's week two, and we're vowing to cook more and eat out less. Not only is it cheaper to make most restaurant foods from scratch, but since you control everything that's going into your food, it's also healthier for you. Want to join us? Then take that Chinese delivery off your speed dial, bust out your pots and pans, and get ready to push your culinary boundaries.

Stay tuned all week for more, from making store-bought beverages at home to our favorite takeout-inspired recipes.

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