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No Budget Cooking Series recipe reviews teach more than kitchen skills

If you want to get all Pollyanna about cooking more often than you’d like during the past year, consider the No Budget Cooking Series. The series launched in late March 2020 when schools, offices and restaurants were mostly closed. 

Aimed at folks who have to cook, not those who love to cook, it’s been an exploration of functional recipes. Most came from food labels. The series’ goal has been to be more practical than spectacular and I did my best to focus on recipes that don’t require specialized kitchen equipment or skill. If the recipe can withstand a blunder or two and still turn out tasty, so much the better.

I’ve learned a few things after testing more than 50 recipes in my very average kitchen with my moderately above average cooking talent.