We’re looking to trim our waistlines and our expenditures. Resolution? Cook more. It’s easy to drop $25+ on dinner out (after tax and tip), but cooking can cost as little as $10—and feed you for the rest of the week.
Here are four cooking sites we LOVE:
The Wikipedia of cooking! Users submit and edit encyclopedia entries about all imaginable foods, cookware, techniques, and more. If ever you’ve wondered about Kashmiri mirch, now’s the time to find out. You’ll never misunderstand a recipe again.
There are plenty of websites boasting quick and easy recipes, but food52 is different because it doesn’t. Co-founded by former New York Times Magazine food editor, Amanda Hesser, food52′s mission is to encourage family bonding, environmental sustainability, general health, and community. Instead of providing thousands of recipes, this is a curated crowd-sourced collection of quality recipes—including videos!—for the enterprising cook in each of us.
The Bottom Line
If you do what’s in this Daily, you save*:
$36 x 12 = $720/year
If you invested this amount every year and earned an 8% return, you would have $201,442 by retirement.**
*If you cook rather than going to a restaurant once per week.
**If you are 25 today and retire at age 65. We calculated that number here.