When we decided to rent a vacation property in Washington for a short, late summer reprieve this month, I went right into research mode. Not only was it important that we had a place on the water that was big enough for friends and family, it had to have a proper kitchen so we could cook massive meals while singing along to Spotify. Once we settled on a place that ticked all the obligatory boxes, my next move was to email the owner and ask what the chef’s knife situation was. Prep is half the battle when executing a feast in the kitchen – and there’s nothing worse than tripling the prep-time as a dull blade struggles to fight its way through an onion. In fact, I’d say a good set of knives is almost as important as the quality of the ingredients you expect them to chop, dice and chiffon. I’m happy to report that the meals we prepared on vacation were delicious, satisfying and gluttonous enough to please an army of Roman senators.
I’m super excited to be partnering up with my friends at ZWILLING J.A. Henckels who are offering my readers (hey, that’s you!) the opportunity to win a knife set that will make short-work of whatever you throw at it. Whether you’re preparing a meal for an army of friends and family, or making your favorite dish-for-one, you’ll have the perfect set of blades to show-off your awesome knife skills!
One (1) winner will receive one (1) ZWILLING Pro 3-pc Starter Knife Set with a suggested retail value of $250 [3” Paring Knife, 5” Serrated Utility Knife, 8” Chef’s Knife]
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I usually spend about 40 minutes in the kitchen making a meal.
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I cook three times a day and I’m in the kitchen at least a half hour per time.
Usually around 30 minutes
I spend about 30 minutes preparing dinner. Thanks!!
I usually spend about a hour for dinner
Being single, I take about 30 minutes on the average. Sometimes longer if it is a new recipe or I’m prepping. I do love it though!
I usually spend one hour in the kitchen before dinner time and half an hour for breakfast & lunch on weekends.
Usually half a hour during the work week and for Sunday dinner maybe about a hour.
I’m trying to do a lot of meal prep on the weekends to make it easier during the week. On the weeks I manage it, it cuts cooking time down to less than an hour, and we eat at home more often.
I usually spend between 30-45 minutes in the kitchen making dinner.
My husband does all the cooking, he usually spends about an hour cooking dinner each night.
For dinner I spend between 30 and 45 mins usually everynight except once a week we eat out
I usually spend between 30 min to 1 hour cooking.
I usually spend about an hour in the kitchen cooking.
We have been in our new home for only a month, but we all have been spending time in the great kitchen so I would say at least 3 hours a day of joy of cooking!!!
I usually spend about 25 minutes cooking in the kitchen.
It varies, but if it is a ‘home-cooked’ meal, probably about an hour total.
i usually spend around 30 minutes in the kitchen cooking
I spend about an hour unless all the kids/grand kids are coming then it is a full day of prep.
Usually around a half hour or maybe a little less.
I spend between 30 minutes to an hour each night cooking dinner
It depends, of course, on what I am making. It might be 15 minutes. I might be an hour.
I usually spend about 30-60 minutes everyday cooking.
usually up to an hour
About 15 min
Weeknights, 30 minutes tops. On the weekends, between an hour and all day – depending on whether I’m baking.
an hour every 2-3 days
For dinner during the week I usually spend about 30 minutes, I try to prep things the day before if possible.
I usually spend about half an hour. With 3 kids it’s difficult to spend a lot of time cooking.
Depending on the the meal, how complex it is, and whether or not I’ve made it before anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours.
usually it takes about and hour.
I would say an hour or a little above an hour.
20 To 40 Mins!
Sometimes 3o minutes a day or 4 or 5 hours on a Sunday to make make meals for the entire week.
An hour tops!!
Around 30 minutes or so for breakfast and same for lunch and dinner I try to keep under an hour of prepping and cooking.
I usually spend 20-30 mins max, but I’m just cooking for myself
I like to prep my meals most of the time so I spend a lot of time in the kitchen on the weekends.
Cooking usually takes me around 30 to 45 minutes depending.
Usually an hour to ninety minutes including prep time and cook time. And then ten minutes for the family to eat everything in sight…
I usually take 30 min to 1 hr.
I spend an hour or more depending on the course in the meal.
I usually spend a 1/2 hr to a hr each night cooking dinner
I spend between 30 minutes to an hour cooking dinner.
I spend a half hour on a quick meal most times.
It varies but probably around 30 minutes or so.
Between 30-60 min on 1 meal.
It usually takes about an hour.
I’d say probably 2 hrs for all the daily meals
I spend at least 1 hour to prepare a meal
I try to prep as much as possible in the morning and that really cuts my time to maybe 40 minutes.
On average 30 min to 1 hr
Ususally about an hour, I usually watch tv or listen to a book on tape or podcast so sometimes longer
I usually spend about 30 minutes getting dinner ready.
I spend about 45 minutes on dinner each night.
I would have to say about thirty minutes
I spend about 30 minutes to an hour
Prep time depends on what I’m making but generally about 30 minutes to an hour.
I try to spend as little time as possible – maybe 10 or 15 minutes.
I spenD at least 2 hours a day and many day longer. I love to cook and being in the kitchn is a joy.
I could spend anywhere between 30 minutes and 2 hours in the kitchen!
I’m in the kitchen 1/2 to one hour.
I don’t spend anytime in the kitchen to cook a meal.
I have a large family so I’m usually in the kitchen around 45 minutes to an hour for dinners. The kitchen is in use constantly.
one hour and a half
I usually spend about 25-30 mins per meal.
Thank You for the giveaway…we usually spend about hour making dinner: 15-20 min prepping ingredients, the remainder of the time actual cooking.
I would not know because I have never cook a meal.
I have always heard such wonderful things about these knives. I usually spend about an hour to prep and cook my meals. Longer for more extravagant meals, lol! I love being in the kitchen!
About a half hour to prep/cook meals.
At dinnertime, usually about 30 mins.
At least an hour — too long!
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I don’t cook. Hubby is the chef in our house!
I spend about 1/2 hour to get food on the table at the end of long workday before meltdowns .. . .
1/2 hour to 45 minutes…lately Ive been using my slow cooker a lot so even less!
I usually spend 30 – 45 minutes to prepare a meal.
My boyfriend works very hard every day, so I make sure to always have something delicious prepared for him when he comes home. I spend probably on average 1.5 hours cooking a day, and then there is all the baking. I love it and I love your blog. So many great recipes. Thank you
about an hour.
My average would be between 30 min and an hour.
Hello! This blog has really great and easy recipes for the Japanese food I’m craving. I end up cooking for a 3-4 hours on the weekend and sometimes even longer especially if I’m hosting a party of some sort. During the week, I’m usually trying to finish leftovers from the weekend or preparing something light and easy.
I spend 30-45 minutes on weeknights and an hour on the weekends.
Breakfast takes about an 45 minutes from start to finish, and dinner usually about an hour and a half.
I cook,everyday and spend about an hour in the kitchen
We are doing “whole foods cooked at home” so I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I do a good bit of weekly prep type work, so dinner itself only takes 30 min-1 hour.
About an hour usually.
I usually spend about 30 minutes on a meal when I cook.
I spend about 30 minutes when I actually cook.
I usually spend 30 minutes.
On weekdays try and keep it under 30 mins but the whole family loves to lounge in the kitchen on sundays cooking up a storm
I spend about 30 minutes.
I love this blog. So many good recipes that I’m ready to try!
I cook, probably, 4-5 times a week & usually, spend about an hour in the kitchen.
Probably about 1-1.5 Hours a day during the week, and 3-4 a day on the Weekends for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
I don’t have the nicest kitchen by any means but love to be in there cooking, baking, prepping and creating. I find it calming and usually love the finished product. I love to eat so therefore love to cook!
Usually about an hour cooking, then it only takes 15 minutes to eat it, LOL A lot of times I cook ahead on Sunday for the whole week.
I cook every day, and I usually spend an hour cooking healthy meals for dinner every night! I cook for 4 people.