March is Frozen Food Month, I think not!
While I am very lucky in that I get to cook dinner three to four times a week I understand that not everyone is as driven or privileged. This month, though, I want you all to make a concerted effort to prepare and enjoy a meal made from scratch all for you! Here are a couple resources to get you inspired and perhaps carried away (I almost said curried away! ; } )
America's Test Kitchen is a great resource, offers chef-tested recipes with neat explanations behind techniques, for the nerd in all of us. They have cookbooks, DVDs, and magazines! Talk about having your bases covered.
Stirring the Pot by Tyler Florence: Tyler Florence, TV Chef extraordinaire, makes cooking approachable. While he is not my favorite personality he does have a way of making recipes seem straight forward.
The Mix-it-up Cookbook: while its target audience is children, doesn't everyone want to know how to make more than 100 dishes from 18 basic recipes!? I know I do!
Everyday Food: Fresh Flavor Fast: With 250 quick recipes from the minds at Martha Stewart this book is guaranteed to bring in rave reviews from diners.
Mark Bittman's Kitchen Express: Mark Bittman, cooking maverick, brings hundreds of recipes that can be brought to the table in twenty minutes or less. Written in a unique prose style the recipes may throw you off, so for newbies this may not be your book, but if you have conquered basic cooking and feel confident going forward without measurements check out this book, it offers great quick meals by season.
Let me know what you made!
And for your viewing enjoyment here's a little bit of this!