CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Break out the new calendar and start fresh. What's in store in 2014? What a wonderful time to turn over a new leaf, start a new habit, break a bad one.
Some people build long lists of things they truly want to change, while others have trouble sticking with one resolution. As I ponder the myriad possibilities for new year's resolutions, I concocted my own list from various sources of inspiration. In this new year, I decided on a collection of 14 popular resolutions. Sounds a little daunting. But I quickly realized that this longish list of goals could all be accomplished with one simple action.
Want to save money? Lose weight? Spend more quality time with loved ones?
The answer to it all is cooking. Cooking for yourself instead of eating out saves lots of money. Cooking for yourself, with fresh ingredients, can be very instrumental in achieving a healthy weight. What better way to spend quality time with family and friends than sharing stories over a home-cooked meal?
Come along on this exciting journey and discover the true joy of cooking. According to my great mentor, the late writer Laurie Colwin, "What you want is an enormous return on a small investment. Almost the only situation in which this is possible is cooking." Makes perfect sense.
Here are 14 resolutions for 2014, a brilliant plan for bringing cooking into your daily routine: