I’m lucky. I learned to embrace home cooking at the hands of an excellent cook – my mom. Not everyone has that kind of knowledge to fall back on, though.

If you’re aiming to live a more self-reliant lifestyle, my vote for the number one place to start is the kitchen.

Instead of counting on Campbell’s, learn to make your own soup. Instead of falling back on prepackaged spreads, learn to make your own.

How to Dry Green Onions

Keep the flavor of scallions at your fingertips when you start drying green onions. It’s a great way to preserve them and eliminate waste.

Homemade Hamburger Potato Buns

Upgrade your next burger with these soft and tender homemade potato buns fresh out of the oven! (They’re great with soup, too.)

Homemade Almond Granola Recipe

Here’s how to make granola at home for a breakfast. This almond granola is a budget friendly alternative to boxed cereal, and so delicious!