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.

Easy and Refreshing Jam Seltzer

Easiest summertime drink ever? MAYBE! These jam seltzer water refreshers can be made boozy or non-alcoholic. They’re delicious either way!

Watermelon Rind Relish Recipe

This watermelon rind relish recipe is a great way to use watermelon rinds for a knock-off old fashioned hamburger relish! A no-waste recipe for good food!