Cooking 101: How to Plan a Healthy Menu

MyPlate (A Seat at the Table)

When starting out cooking there are several key things to keep in mind when planning a menu.  You can follow these steps whether you’re cooking full recipes or just assembling a snack plate to have a balanced, healthy meal. Think in threes When planning a balanced menu, I think of 3 components:  a vegetable, aRead more

Cooking 101: How to Chop an Onion

How to Chop an Onion (A Seat at the Table)

As requested in a reader comment, this post is all about how to chop onions.  Mastering knife skills is definitely the hardest part of cooking.  My top tip for better knife skills is to always make sure that your knives are sharp!  Dull knives are more likely to slip, require more force, and are muchRead more

Cooking 101: Supplies

Cooking Supplies (A Seat at the Table)

School starts tomorrow, and I’ll be finishing the last year of my Bachelors in Dietetics. So in the spirit of learning new things, and because Fiancé suggested going back to basics, I’m starting a Cooking 101 series!  Sometimes the hardest part of being a beginner cook is knowing how to start.  Recipes typically require atRead more

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Ginger Cookie Crust

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Ginger Cookie Crust and Caramel Sauce (A Seat at the Table)

It’s definitely starting to feel like fall in Maryland.  The leaves are vibrant shades of yellows and reds, and I’m loving driving through the falling leaves.  It’s sweater weather, and the leaves are starting to crunch beneath your feet when you walk anywhere.  Fall is my favorite season.  And in the spirit of fall things,Read more