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

Marsala Chicken Meatballs with Egg Noodles

Marsala Chicken Meatballs with Egg Noodles (A Seat at the Table)

This Christmas I received the Smitten Kitchen Everyday cookbook (Thanks V and C!).  Smitten Kitchen is one of my favorite blogs, and is often a first stop when looking for a particular type of recipe.  In my typical fashion these days, I read the cookbook cover to cover picking out which recipes I simply hadRead 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