Some resolutions -- flossing every day, regaining the ability to touch your toes, spending less money on fancy salts -- fall in the category of more necessary than fun. But the right cooking resolutions can be both attainable and pleasurable.
So set out to actually use the appliance you got for Christmas three years back and to make friends with your butcher. Soon, you'll be enjoying delicious food while celebrating your accomplishments.
1. Break in the slow cooker.
2. Get over that fear of lard.
3. Think beyond all-purpose flour.
4. Make soup ahead. Make soup ahead. Make soup ahead. Make soup ahead.
5. Eat some greens that don't start with "k" and end with "ale." (Yep, we heard you.)
6. Order (a little) less take-out.
7. Bake bread at home.
8. Reduce kitchen waste.
9. Step up your salad game and make dinner-worthy creations.
10. Get familiar with unfamiliar cuts and types of meat.
What are your 2015 cooking aspirations? Share with us in the comments below!
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