During high school, my mom tried to get me to cook dinner and to learn about recipes. As a know-it-all teenager, I just rolled my eyes because I knew it all! I was seventeen and ready to conquer the world! Fast forward to moving out and living on my own for the first time, and I quickly realized that in fact, I didn’t know everything.
I didn’t start off my adult life loving to cook or bake, and it was really hard to find time to make easy, delicious meals for one person. All I’m saying is that this round-up would have been a lifesaver way back when. I’ve had many fails over the years and have really had to work at making delicious meals, but it is possible!
Here are a few extra thoughts:
- When cooking on your own for the first time, start off slow and easy! Sandwiches are the best because you can really jazz them up and experiment with them.
- You typically don’t have a lot of kitchen appliances on hand, which is why I chose recipes that require just the basics. No pressure cookers, no slow cookers, no fancy slicing thing-a-ma-bobbers… just the basics.
- I’ve included a couple recipes that are specifically meant for one person and there are also some that can be easily cut in half, or feel free to make the full version if you want leftovers.
Any other recipes you’d recommend to new cooks?