My personal recipe collection
Will these recipes help you achieve financial independence and retire early? Of course they will. When I figure out how that is supposed to work, I’ll let you know. Until then, please enjoy these recipes I’ve collected and modified over the years to be easy (mostly), quick (fairly), and fool proof (nearly).
Many of these recipes were based off of one I either found online or in a book and honed over time to make it into our personal menu rotation. I’ll try to point to the source material if possible but many of them are hybrids where I took the pieces or techniques I liked from several recipes and combined them to a version I preferred.
Cooking is important
Learning to cook is one of the most valuable skills you can acquire in your lifetime. The obvious reason is that it can save you a fortune over your life in terms of reduced dining out expenses, grocery bills, and medical bills. Cooking for yourself *can* be healthier and help reduce your medical expenses over time but isn’t a guaranteed payoff though. Emphasis on the can in that statement since I love desserts and pastries as much as the next person.
The less obvious reason cooking is so important is because of the community it creates. My dad learned to cook from his dad, he taught me growing up, and I regularly cook with my son who already sees the enjoyment in the craft. Instilling a love for cooking and learning to cook is a legacy I’m proud to pass on.