10 New Year's Cooking Goals (and 20 Recipes to Get You Started)

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Read on for 10 typical New Year's cooking goals and the recipes to get started.

Get over that fear of lard.

Leaf Lard Biscuits by Cara Nicoletti and Welsh Cakes by Donna

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Make soup ahead. Make soup ahead. Make soup ahead. Make soup ahead.

Anna Thomas' Green Soup by Genius Recipes and Red Pepper and Cauliflower Chowder by Kendra Vaculin

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Eat some greens that don't start with "k" and end with "ale." (Yep, we heard you.)

Pink Greens by Marissa Grace and Red Chard with Festive Spices by Emily

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Order (a little) less take-out.

Multi-Layered Scallion Pancakes by Mandy @ Lady and pups and Joanne Chang's Hot and Sour Soup by Genius Recipes

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Bake bread at home.

Maple Oat Breakfast Bread by fiveandspice and Homemade Naan by Carey Nershi

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By Sarah Jampel

Some resolutions -- flossing every day, regaining the ability to touch your toes, spending less money on fancy salts -- fall in the category of more necessary than fun. But the right cooking resolutions can be both attainable and pleasurable.

So set out to actually use the appliance you got for Christmas three years back and to make friends with your butcher. Soon, you'll be enjoying delicious food while celebrating your accomplishments.

Check out the slideshow above for 10 New Year's cooking goals.

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This article originally appeared on Food52.com: 10 New Year's Cooking Goals (and 20 Recipes to Get You Started).

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