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 Tangerine Marmalade Recipe

Your favorite morning fruit spread just got better! This easy tangerine marmalade recipe can be made with or without the zest.

Easy Strawberry Cobbler Recipe

Ready to eat in under an hour, this strawberry cobbler recipe pairs a delicious corn masa topping with fresh berries. Get some ice cream!

Delicious Garlic Lemon Basil Sauce

Make up a batch of this flavorful basil sauce to make pasta salad sing. Drizzle it on grilled chicken. Or spread it in a sandwich. DELICIOUS!

Easy & Delicious Sweet Cornbread Recipe

Bake this sweet cornbread recipe in a cast iron skillet for a moist and delicious old-fashioned cornbread with a crispy crust. It’s delicious with butter & honey!

Seedless Tamarillo Jam for Sweet Flavor

This tamarillo jam recipe is an unexpected use for this unusual fruit. You’ll be surprised at the sweet flavor and how delicious it is on your morning toast. 

Moist & Delicious Apple Cake

This moist French apple cake recipe has become one of our favorite fall desserts. It’s easy to make, delicious, and it holds together beautifully.