The comforting genius of learning to cook by making familiar recipes

People treat learning to cook like some kind of special skill, and the current foodie culture and idolization of chefs doesn’t do a lot to help that. But cooking is just a toolkit of basic techniques, and you can teach yourself these techniques by making just about anything, including box mac’n’cheese. Continue reading

Chicken Cutlets

This is a recipe most easily prepared with two people, although my mom made these weekly by herself (I watched, unhelpfully). It produces a lot of dishes, but these cutlets are fantastic cold, on a sandwich, or chopped up in any dish you would want to have chicken in. So, it’s a good opportunity to make a ton and eat them throughout the week. Continue reading