It’s a new year and with that comes the old adage of a new you. They new you doesn’t necessarily have to invoke a physical or bodily change, regardless of what television commercials tell you. Sometimes a resolution to change the way you complete a daily task is just as important. One of the most effective ways to change your life is to change your dining habits. Whether you order dessert first or stick to the healthiest of menus when you dine out, it might be time to take a look at how often you dine out and why.
Cooking at home is a great resolution to make and fun one to keep. Even if you’re perfectly content with your current state of nutrition and physical health, cooking at home is a skill that everyone can and should possess. Making this a priority will not only keep your bank account healthy, but your skills sharp and the creative part of your brain fit and happy. Among the myriad reasons to cook at home, perhaps the most important one is control. Putting yourself in charge of the ingredients, preparation method, flavor profile, and portion is a great way for you to feel more familiar with what you’re feeding your body.
Another reason cooking at home is important is the acquired skill. Any executive chef, line cook, saucier, or potato peeler will tell you that cooking is no easy task. Cooking at home on a regular schedule and trying new recipes will also keep your skills sharp and your hands and brain active and agile. There’s also a lot to be said for engaging in a creative activity regularly And getting to eat your end result is definitely a perk, too! To be able to commit yourself to learning something so diverse and rewarding is truly making a resolution. So keep those knives sharp and your skills sharp and you’ll be a better person by this time next year.
The first step to becoming the captain of your kitchen is to get your hands on an engaging, creative cookbook. After you master the basics, finding a cookbook that fits your personality, skill set, and goals will be the key to your success. Of course we love the SampleHouse cookbook, and the 3rd volume of our fabulous family recipes is available to pick up today! We also have a lot of delicious, irresistible recipes available on our website. If you’ve been craving a savory soup, our Crockpot Potato Soup is sure to hit the spot. In the mood to indulge your sweet tooth? You probably need a little Mississippi Mud Cake in your life. Need cookies and short on time? We have your back! Our Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is quick and delicious.
Happy cooking in the new year, we can’t wait to see what you create! Cheers!