Cooking at home and not buying pre-made foods is my number one money saver in the kitchen ( besides coupons) and since I love to cook I am happy to save money by cooking. I know lots of people do not like to cook which I think is a shame so I am going to share with you some tips to help you enjoy cooking. Fist of all dress the part, I find that a fun apron that I love really puts me in the mood to cook plus then I don’t have to worry about mess. I love aprons and have several my current favorites are a fabulous monogrammed black apron my mom got me from TJ Maxx it has a giant script P on front and is super cute. I love aprons that are flirty and fun not boxy! My other favorite apron is my Jessie Steele apron it is so cute and I feel like a gourmet goddess in it! Another thing you should do is re-organize your kitchen. If your kitchen is not working well for you it will make it more difficult and frustrating to cook in it. Take some time and go through your kitchen and rethink where everything is kept. Are the most used items within easy reach? Does the organization make sense to you? Sometimes it takes a few tries to get your kitchen the way you want it.
Now that you are dressed for the job and your kitchen works well for you it’s time to cook ( hurray). If you are a bit nervous or anxious in the kitchen I suggest starting with something you enjoy. Find an easy recipe for a food you love and get cooking. Once you have you mastered that recipe begin adding others. I suggest trying out different cookbooks, get some from the library and start experimenting. Once you have found a cooking style that suits you it will be much easier to enjoy cooking. My favorite cook is Rachel Ray, it is rare I find a recipe by her I don’t like. If you are cooking meals you enjoy then of course you will enjoy cooking. Once you have been cooking for a while you will start to get a feel for what works well together and before you know it you will be creating your own meals from scratch. Cooking for me is a labor of love, there is nothing quite as satisfying as sitting down to a delicious meal that everyone enjoys and knowing it is the work of your own two hands. Last of all set the mood, put on some music open the blinds to let the sun in and have fun. I hope I have inspired you to start cooking or maybe tackle a new recipe!