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Let's Dish: What Are Your Cooking Resolutions?

Let's Dish: What Are Your Cooking Resolutions?

Every January, I vow to make some fundamental changes, and this year's no different. From being punctual to exhibiting more patience, I've got a lengthy list of resolutions — and they include a number of kitchen goals as well.

In an effort to waste less food, I'd like to be a more organized menu planner. I can't wait to focus on making stocks, hard candy, and soufflés. I also want to get friendly with the deep-fryer. PartySugar hopes to hone in on all things homemade, including sausages and pasta. And both of us have resolved to create more original recipes.

What are your culinary resolutions for 2010?

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jelibeann jelibeann 7 years
definitely cooking at home more and making every meal healthy...cutting back on pre-packaged foods...and cutting back on dairy i also really like the previous poster's plan to cut back on mediocre meals reason to spend money on convenience when i can easily make a healthier version at's those once-in-a-lifetime meals i want to splurge on my husband and i are taking time off from work before we move out of state, so there will be a lot of traveling, which we've been saving up, we want to try to stay on track with our budget (and our health) through it all
AbbyHintz AbbyHintz 7 years
More homemade items: bread, yogurt, cheese, etc.
syako syako 7 years
Bake more, especially breads. Learn some new techniques and get more comfortable with trying things on my own rather than always following recipes.
bonniebonnie bonniebonnie 7 years
I'd like to cook once a week for my fiance! He's a trained chef and I am a terrible cook. It's time to feed him for a change.
bonniebonnie bonniebonnie 7 years
I'd like to cook for my fiance one a week! I'm a terrible cook and he is a fantastic cook. He's spoiled me by cooking every night and day for the last three years!
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 7 years
More veggies, more organic, less meat and dairy based, more soy based. Make pasta and grind my own meat/sausage- just like everyone else! Discover perfect chocolate cake from scratch recipe.
tarabara1229 tarabara1229 7 years
I want to veggie it up more and try pasta-making with a KitchenAid attachment. Also, I'd like to cut out HFCS from my diet by home-cooking mostly all my meals and snacks.
Food Food 7 years
Oh, and eating out at mediocre restaurants less. I'd like to save that money to enjoy more mind-blowing, high end meals.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
You're right....what was I thinking?....I'll just have to cut back on some vegetable I can't spell...broccoli....cauliflower....brussel sprouts...unless they are bacon wrapped!
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
*slapping Chief on the face with a dog* Snap out of it!
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
I am going to have to cut down on my bacon.....instead of 7 days a week I am really going to try to cut it down to 6 days!
filmgirl81 filmgirl81 7 years
I will cook more fish. It is waaaay cheaper to make it at home, and very healthy. Also, increase my veggie intake, so I'm looking up veggie recipes.
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
Not really a resolution, but more of an "Aha!" moment that I ran with while being snowed in for 5 days over Christmas. I went to the grocery store with a very small list the night before...milk, eggs, bread, and the like. The idea was to challenge myself with the food that I already had around home. Many new and interesting recipes were created, and I felt great about thinning out the pantry, freezer and fridge stock. I'm now planning on doing this one week out of each month.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I want to start doing more experimental stuff in the kitchen. It sometimes feels like I make a lot of "safe" recipes that I know will work and I want to try some tougher, more interesting things. Also, I want to try my hand at charcuterie/making my own ground meats when I get my meat grinding attachment for the KitchenAid. My other main resolution is to try to spend as little money as possible on food. This means that if I buy a weird ingredient for a recipe, I will try to find other recipes that use it as well so it doesn't go to waste.
Food Food 7 years
I forgot: I also want to learn how to roll my own sushi!
partysugar partysugar 7 years
I also want to eat more fruits and vegetables and perfect my frijoles molidas recipe.
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