Cooking Tips

Cooking in Season

Cooking in Season

Cooking in season invokes two different ideas for me: utilizing seasonal ingredients settling into seasonal cooking rhythms Summer cooking is fast and fresh, using ingredients from my garden and local farms. School year cooking is slow and easy. It’s all about time, and a feast for the senses. Cooking in Season: ingredients If you follow

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Kitchen Time Saving: 7 Quick Tips

Kitchen Time Saving: 7 Quick Tips

Whether easing into new school  and sports schedules and not having enough time to cook, or just wanting to spend your summer poolside with a great book and not chained to your stove, She Plans Dinner has lots of great kitchen time saving tips to allow you to get delicious dinners on the table in timely

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She Plans Dinner in the Time of Coronavirus

She Plans Dinner in the Time of Coronavirus

Big sigh. Coronavirus has touched every aspect of our lives…even if it hasn’t personally touched our life. It has impacted our shopping, cooking, meals, shared tables. Things that we are very passionate about here at She Plans Dinner. Dinner in the time of Coronavirus: Does it even matter? I’m getting the early April menus and

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Cooking with Kids: 5 Easy Recipes

Cooking with Kids: 5 Easy Recipes

For me, cooking is a very “zen” activity. Low stress, deeply fulfilling, highly sensory. Because I love to cook, and show my love by cooking, I want to teach my kids how to cook. However, cooking with kids can raise stress levels through the roof, negating the fulfillment and overrunning all the good sights and

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25 Essential Tools for a Minimalist Kitchen

25 Essential Tools for a Minimalist Kitchen

Essential tools or a well-equipped kitchen? Are these conflicting ideas? I must admit…I have some minimalist tendencies. Less is always more. Also, I love to cook. However, I have a very small kitchen. It is 10′ by 10’…max. And that includes the footprint of my cupboards and appliances. This limits not what I can cook, but

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Food Safety Practices Avoid Food Poisoning

Food Safety Practices Avoid Food Poisoning

Food safety practices or food poisoning? It really can boil down to an either/or. Did you know that one in six Americans will get sick from food poisoning this year? Of those one in 6, food poisoning will send more than 100,000 to the hospital. That is a pretty grim statistic. As we step into summer,

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Perfect Food Preparation Tips & Tricks

Perfect Food Preparation Tips & Tricks

Life is rarely perfect, and humans certainly aren’t, but cooking is a skill, art and science, and many recipes can be whipped up quite perfectly….As a matter of fact, perfect food is attainable. Perfect food: Pasta is always cooked according to its package directions. Each brand and type of pasta cooks for various amount of

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