October 8, 2014

Tasty Tuesday: I Would Love to Know…

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TastyTuesday200pix Welcome to my new home   Tasty Tuesday

As I set long term goals for my writing, I would love to know some of your interests in the realm of “food stuff.” (How’s that for professional terminology?)

For instance, if you could read a few food subjects over and over, what would they be? Most of us are drawn to certain books or magazine articles on food; what do the topics typically cover?

Do you lean towards wanting meal planning info, quick and easy recipes, C.O.S.T. Cooking (Cook once, serve twice), gourmet food preparation tips, hospitality and entertaining ideas, frugal food ideas, kitchen tools, practical tips, grocery shopping ideas, cooking with your kids, meals for large groups, dining on a dime?

I know there are many more, but that list should get your ideas flowing a bit.

I would love it if you’d share your interests. Not only will it be interesting for the other readers, but it would help me a TON.

(P.S. If the meal planning, frugal food ideas, couponing etc is something that interests you at all, I have posted the All You Magazine deal again for those of you who had computer issues a few weeks ago. It will be going through tomorrow, and you can read about it on my All You post.)

And now, I can’t wait to be inspired by all that you have cooking in your kitchen.

You are amazing with your creativity.

(If you are reading this by email, don’t forget you need to click on the title to read all the recipes and see the fabulous pictures to whet your appetite.

Simple Rules for Tasty Tuesday Parade of Foods – If you’re joining in with a recipe link, two simple requests. As always,  please link directly to your recipe post and not your blog URL, so that everyone can find the recipe months from now.

Also, link back here so that everyone can join in the fun. I don’t ask much in order to participate, but many of you are not linking back, and it’s just common courtesy of blog carnivals.


Comments

  1. Well, if we are being honest… I love low cost, healthy recipes that can be made in under an hour! :)
    I also love to read articles about stockpiling and how to rotate food, etc… But pretty much any article about food draws me in. :)

    Toni

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  2. Interesting post. I do used coupons a LOT and try to buy things as cheap as possible but I don’t go out of my way to make the cheapest meal possible. I also cook with fairly simple ingredients though. I don’t cook with anything exotic or highly unusual. I believe in lots of flavor and trying to make it healthy and low calorie. I have been attempting not to use as many processed foods but haven’t committed to that entirely. Hope that helps! Thanks!

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  3. Cooking without processed foods, low cost, entertaining on a budget, fun ideas for family dinners

    Thank you for hosting! :)
    Sherry

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    Johnlyn Reply:

    @Sherry, This is what I’d like as well! I love reading menu planning ideas.

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  4. I would love more easy, healthy, quick, low-cost, my kids will eat, recipes. LOL

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  5. Oh, I think I’d like to hear more about C.O.S.T. That’s partly because I’m feeling like I need to “re-order” my household routines right now, and that would be a great efficiency booster for me.

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  6. I am always looking for quick, easy and healthy meal ideas.

    Thanks for the carnival.

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  7. I like simple…….and family friendly dishes. I love reading meal plans….because I’m not too good about planning my meals out ahead of time.

    Thanks for doing this Jen!!

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  8. I love to read about the “science” of baking and cooking in general. What ingredients do what and why and how. That way I can make my own recipes from scratch!

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    the country cook @ Delightful Country Cookin' Reply:

    @Tasha, Me too! Especially when it comes to baking. I also like to read about basic techniques (not the fancy stuff that the pros do…just things like how to use my knife set correctly). I also enjoy reading people’s reviews of kitchen appliances. Finally, I’m drawn to entertaining, simple decorations, cake and cookie decorating, and plating food. Sometimes my photography is good, sometimes it’s not – I think a lot has to do with the plating.

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  9. Great question to ask. I’ll be reading the responses to see what everyone thinks. My readers like anything that makes life in the kitchen easier, quicker, cheaper and family pleasing. That’s what I try to give them. Thanks for hosting. I have a small request. Can you increase the size of the title we can give to the recipe? 20 characters is too small for many titles to fit. Thanks again for hosting!

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  10. meal planning info — always appreciated
    quick and easy recipes — always appreciated
    C.O.S.T. Cooking (Cook once, serve twice) — still not good at this, so also
    appreciated a lot! :)
    gourmet food preparation tips — not so much. I tend to go for simpler
    things. But I guess it would be good to know about this, eh?
    hospitality and entertaining ideas — YES PLEASE!
    frugal food ideas — YES PLEASE!
    kitchen tools — always appreciated
    practical tips — YES PLEASE!
    grocery shopping ideas — YES PLEASE!
    cooking with your kids — always appreciated
    meals for large groups — YES PLEASE! We had friends over last night, I
    almost ran out of food (the kids probably would’ve liked more hot dogs,
    not so much of the new mac & cheese)
    dining on a dime — YES PLEASE! We are all cutting food budgets these
    days, it’s a great topic.

    Love your blog, keep on posting! :)

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  11. I agree with all of the previous posts. I love to read about menu planning, stockpiling, COST cooking (I’m really trying to do more of it myself to cut costs and prevent wasted food). I also love finding new recipes.

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  12. Looking forward to your post tomorrow! I love this blog hop, thanks for hosting! :)

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  13. Thanks for hosting! I love to read about healthy meals that taste good and cost less. :)

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  14. I’m into making bread right now, so I love reading about that. But also creative dishes that my 2 year old might eat and/or enjoy helping to prepare, and menu planning. I’ve never heard of C.O.S.T., but it sounds like a good idea to me.

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  15. I am interested in freezer cooks, COST cooking, cutting kitchen costs and cooking without processed foods. I am also up for anything that saves time in the kitchen. Thanks for asking!

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  16. I love tasty tuesday, good variety, good idea. I seem to be able to handle the day to day meal planning and preparations, except for the odd day where I just can’t get it together. My interest would be in planning and preparing a meal or buffet for a larger group.

    Love your blog and all its different topics.

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  17. Once a week, I cook a special Sunday dinner for my family–something a little more creative. How about some “romantic” food ideas for those special meals.

    Thanks for hosting. Enjoyed all the comments!

    Blessings, e-Mom @ Susannah’s {Kitchen}

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  18. These days I’m mostly looking for made-from-scratch recipes, especially baking ideas.

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  19. C.O.S.T gets my vote! Over the last month I have been trying to incorporate at least one of these into my weekly menu plan. My husband could eat reheated leftovers for nights on end. I, however, don’t like leftovers for dinner. I have found that C.O.S.T meets both of our needs – his need for thriftiness and my need for tastiness!

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  20. Jen, I think the posts that I find myself bookmarking, “liking”, stumbling, etc the most are ones that you feature easy, practical, affordable recipes that serve your (largish) family.
    Entertaining, grocery tips, etc are icing on the cake!

    You do a fabulous job, Sista!

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  21. Frugal, easy cooking… C.O.S.T… and to add to that, I notice a lot, maybe even most, family friendly easy recipes contain cheese, milk, sour cream etc. These are sooooo good, BUT my daughter cannot eat dairy products, so I have to skip a lot of great recipes. Keeping this in mind, or mentioning a non dairy alternative (but you should know that vegan cheese doesn’t cook well)… would be very helpful to our family and probably others.

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  22. Hi, Jen! I meant to comment earlier and the day got away from me! I love reading posts about meal planning and frugal family meals. :) Thank you so much for hosting today!

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  23. I think C.O.S.T. would be a great feature for your blog. I already know of popular blogs doing the others, but I don’t know of anyone doing something like that. Gives you a place to really stand out (even more).

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  24. I don’t have any particular input on the food category. I’m not sure I can classify which food articles interest me and which ones don’t. I definitely find “whole food” things more appealing than recipes that use so many convenience foods that they’re difficult to adapt, but that’s about as helpful as I can be. ;)

    But I have a couple of questions for your Frugal Fashionista series. 1. How do you know how much your outfits cost? Do you keep records somewhere of which pieces cost what? Or do you just remember all of them? 2. Are there certain places you tend to find jewelry? (Accessories and shoes seem to be more elusive for me than clothing, when shopping secondhand. I can occasionally find scarves, but that seems to be about it. I figure maybe I’m looking in the wrong places.)

    I’m looking forward to meeting you in person – and hearing you speak – at Relevant. :)

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    Jens Reply:

    @Rachel R., hi Rachel – I totally forgot to answer this last week. So sorry. In reference to the cost of clothes. No, I don’t keep receipts, but I have my “flinch” price that I never buy over at yard sales or GW. Since I frequent them so much, I know I can always find great clothes at yard sales for only $1-2, and I know all the GW prices by heart. They are all $3.75 for shirt or $4 for jeans etc. If I pay a different price or go a bit higher, it just always sticks in my mind. If I am ever in doubt about if I got it at a yard sale or GW, then I go with the GW price since it’s higher. :) I tend to find most of my accessories at yard sales. The thrift stores tend to have more outdated items, but I am working on some posts where I share my opinion on investing a bit extra money on accessories. I can always find a thrifted black shirt, but what makes that black shirt look fabulous is a great necklace (which I just bought for $10) :)

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    Rachel R. Reply:

    @Jens,
    Thanks!

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  25. Jen,

    I’m very drawn to pieces on quick, affordable and healthy food prep. I like to see what other women are actually doing in the kitchen. One of your posts I really appreciated was where you were showing how you plan your meals ahead of time using zip-lock baggies. I love your blog and enjoy your video’s on YT very much!

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  26. What a lovely parade of foods! Thanks for hosting! I love to hear about how food inspires us and draws us together as a family and community. How food stimulates memories and makes life time rituals. My recipe this week is a Basic Peach Sauce that can substitute for anything from peach butter to a dessert soup. Enjoy! Alex@amoderatelife

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  27. I think just some what to really break out of cooking the same old thing. I know I should do more meal planning.
    I hate to go to the grocery store.
    Combine those, and I am cooking easy one pot meals all of the time.
    I am also in a big rut with veggies.

    Gloria

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  28. Freezer Cooking
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    Cooking with Kids!

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  29. I lean towards new food and recipes. I grew tired of cooking the same things over and over. I wanted new food experiences in my life. Hopefully, someday I can look back and say, “Yep, I’ve made that… and that… and that…..” :)

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  30. Hi, thanks for hosting this carnival, I love it!

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  31. I find myself looking for more crockpot cooking recipes and ideas as well as soup/stew recipes with the fall weather coming soon. Thanks for all you do, love your blog so much!!!

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  32. I’d love for you to address frugal and creative entertaining (for a crowd). I love your posts about impromptu entertaining. And I would love to hear more about cooking with kids (great with the holidays coming up).

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  33. This week I’m participating again.

    In a recent post, I mentioned you, your blog, and the blogging event. See for yourself.
    See for yourself: http://caffeinatedglobe.blogspot.com/2010/09/brunch-party-menu-and-5-irresistible.html

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  34. I LOVED your 4 meals in 4 minutes post. I’m really interested in freezer/batch cooking but haven’t really taken the plunge yet.

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  35. I forgot to mention above, but I’d also appreciate some ideas for foods that can feed a large impromptu crowd. My hubby is a youth pastor & we sometimes get unexpected/semi-expected crowds on college football days.

    Thanks so much for all you do!!

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  36. There’s a new show starting this Saturday on the new cooking network. I think it’s Rachael Ray and the notion is to cook a week’s worth of food in one day. It would be nice to read about an organizational approach to cook this way without sacrificing $$ or health.

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  37. One more thing — what is your system for keeping track of stockpiled food? Or are you just one of those lucky savants who can keep it all in her head? I just cleaned out my freezer, and was dismayed by the amount of food rendered inedible by long storage.

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