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(Re)Learning to Cook

By Megan Myers, September 30, 2013  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

My older son started kindergarten this fall, and despite my attempts at planning, it’s thrown a wrench in our eating habits. Finding time to cook between soccer practices, homework and tending to our newborn is tricky, and all too often we’ve relied on takeout. But now that we’ve settled into our school routine, it’s time to tackle the dinner table.

Fall is a great time to jump into the kitchen again – or for the first time – and we’ve got lots of easy, back-to-basics recipes to get you cooking.

 Learn to Cook: Quinoa

Quinoa

Start off with quinoa. A complete protein, it’s a great meal building block. Add some sautéed vegetables and you’re set!

 

 Learn to Cook: Baked Pasta

Baked Pasta

Baked pasta is an easy and homey fall dish. This version is packed with lots of veggies and is totally customizable based on your pantry.

 

Learn to Cook: Beef Pot Roast

Beef Pot Roast

If you’ve got extra time on the weekend, put together this classic pot roast. After a little bit of prep work, the cooking is hands-off, freeing you up for other tasks. Plus leftovers are perfect for the next day’s lunch.

 

 Learn to Cook: Broiled Fish with Citrus and Herbs

Broiled Fish with Citrus and Herbs

Fish is ready in a flash, and this simple recipe will make you more confident about cooking seafood at home.

 

Learn to Cook: Roasted Butternut Squash

Roasted Butternut Squash

Is there any fall vegetable better than butternut squash? Roasted squash can be added into almost any dish, from tacos to frittatas.

 

Learn to Cook: Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese

Perfect for kids and kids-at-heart, this macaroni and cheese is better than the boxed version and cooks up just as quickly.

 

 Learn to Cook: Vegetable Bean Soup

Vegetable Bean Soup

Consider this veggie bean soup your go-to on a chilly day. Use your favorite vegetables, grains, and beans to create a signature dish.

Are you ready to start cooking? Get all of our Learn to Cook recipes.

Category: Food & Recipes

 

2 Comments

Comments

Diane says ...
fall recipes
10/06/2013 2:52:57 PM CDT
Iris Augustine says ...
Sounds Great for fall and relatively simple. Will try . ;-)
10/12/2013 11:48:02 AM CDT