I'd label this "secrets of a lazy cook" but my laziness really comes in when it comes to cleanup, not to cooking itself.
I'm all about the shortcuts.
But I have some very nice pots and pans that are not dishwasher safe. Sometimes that's a real pain in the neck. It's so much nicer at the end of a meal to just toss everything in the dishwasher and be done with it.
It took me long enough, but I finally remembered that I have Corning Ware. I can cook on the stovetop with it. I can use it in the oven, or even the microwave. Best of all, it's dishwasher safe!
I'll definitely be using the Corning Ware for more than au gratin potatoes and baked beans.