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I am a home cook.  I don’t pretend to be anything else but that.  I am passionate about cooking and developing recipes.  Everything I learned I learned from reading, researching and just talking to people about food and cooking.  I do teach cooking classes at the local library.  If you are interested in cooking classes, feel free to contact me on twitter @sarapkitchen or email at info@sarapliciouskitchen.com

Easy and budget friendly meals for the busy household.  This is what this site is all about.  The recipes you find on here meet at least one of these criteria:

  1. Budget friendly – cost around $10 to make.  I plan most of the dishes in my weekly menu based on what’s on sale at my local grocery stores. Majority of the ingredients used are already stuff you have so it’s usually the main ingredient and those with a short shelf life such as meat, vegetables, and/or the occasional special ingredient such as sweet soy sauce,  are what’s factored in the cost.
  2. Five ingredients – you got it, five ingredients or less.  Now granted I consider salt, pepper and cooking oil as staple ingredients in most dishes so those are freebie ingredients.  You can create easy and delicious meals with five ingredients or less.
  3. 60 minutes max to make – this includes prep time.  Yes, you can create easy and delicious meals in less than an hour.  Granted there may be some recipes that need to marinate for hours, but we’re not counting that time.
  4. Slow cooked – what are you waiting for, get that slow cooker out of the garage or wherever you are keeping it.  When I was a busy working mom, I relied on my slow cooker a lot.  It’s literally “fix it and forget it”.  Now how complicated is that?
  5. Kid friendly – this  means even your kids can make it, especially teenagers.  These recipes require minimal knife cutting and/or stove cooking use.  Of course as always, adult supervision is highly recommended.

I developed most of the recipes featured on here and meant to serve a family of four, with some leftovers.  If I do borrow someone’s recipe, I will definitely give credit to the author and I ask that you do the same should you decide to use any of my recipes on your own site.

The pictures are all taken by yours truly.  I take them minutes before my husband and two ever-growing teenagers devour them.  Sometimes I’m watched by impatient and hungry eyes but I try to take the best shot I can get given these circumstances.   I don’t use any camera trick, no studio to shoot them at.  Needless to say, I am not a professional photographer but a self taught photographer indeed.

Thanks for checking this website out and please tell your friends about it.  I look forward to hearing from you.  And don’t forget about the Facebook page!

The Home Cook

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