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    12 Little Things You Can Do To Make Cooking At Home Easier

    Because cooking at home is cheaper, better, and way more fun.

    Cooking at home takes time and effort — and sometimes you're just way too tired to cook at the end of a long day.

    So here are 12 little things you can do to make cooking at home more accessible:

    1. Hang a grocery list on your fridge and update it whenever you run out of an ingredient.

    2. And keep your pantry well stocked with staple ingredients like grains, spices, and oil as well.

    3. Prep bases — like grains — in advance and keep them on hand to make cooking off-the-cuff a possibility.

    4. Cut the cooking time of veggies — like potatoes, brussels sprouts, and carrots — in half by pre-cooking them in the microwave.

    5. Use a bench scraper to make both cooking and cleaning less of a chore.

    6. Utilize your morning to get a head start on dinner.

    7. Get your dinner (or breakfast) cooking several hours in advance so it's ready when you're hungry.

    8. Store prepped ingredients like minced garlic and diced onions in your freezer to make cooking less of a burden.

    9. Prep the same ingredient several different ways so you don't get bored of it.

    10. Plan out a week's worth of dinners so you can prep and shop all in one go.

    11. Invest in quality food storage containers to store your prepped veggies, meats, and grains in.

    12. Invest in a good cast-iron pan and Dutch oven to cook just about everything you could ever want in.

    Let's get cooking!