Okay, I admit, I too have made many resolutions that I didn’t keep beyond January 15. However, this year I’ve decided to focus on only one, which should be pretty easy thanks to a few of my friends... Betty Crocker, Mark Bittman and of course the First Kitchen team.
My New Year resolution this year is to make at least four dinners a week at home (not counting frozen meals). To do this I have picked up copies of two basic cookbooks: The Classic Betty Crocker Cookbook- my mom’s all-time standby, How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman, and of course our First Kitchen DVD and website. All of these are great resources for beginner cooks. They provide simple yet yummy recipes for Breakfast to Desserts. Another great on-line resource for simple healthy recipes is from
Here's a hint: Spend an hour the weekend before planning out your meals for the week and buy all the groceries ahead of time. This will make it easier to stick to your plans.
Now, if you are brand new to the kitchen and are thinking “Yes but I don’t even know how to use a recipe”, I suggest your first purchase should be the First Kitchen DVD (www.firstkitchencooks.com) because you will find a ton of step-by-step information on how to get started in your kitchen, food safety and healthy alternatives to your favorite recipes. You can also check out the First Kitchen website (www.firstkitchencooks.com) for additional information as well as post your questions and thoughts on the blog or emails us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’d love to share your ideas for quick meals to make.
Happy New Year and get cooking!