I recently read an article that was all about little things you should be doing if you want to be ahead of everyone else. Not that our only goal should be about “being the best,” but we should learn to improve ourselves and learn things that will set us apart from the competition. One of them that really stood how to me was “learn how to cook things you enjoy more than you enjoy ordering out.” We all have our favorite restaurants and meals that we get excited to eat, but why can’t we get just as excited about something we make. When we cook our own food, we know exactly what ingredients are going into it and we can customize it to fit our preferences. At a restaurant, you’re stuck with what is on a menu. But in your own kitchen the possibilities are endless. Not only that, but you’ll save a ton of money in the process. Find healthy, and affordable ingredients at places like Aldi, Trader Joes, and your local farmers market. Going out once in a while is totally fine, but take advantage of the possibilities you have right in the comfort of your own home. Who knows…. Maybe you’ll discover a homemade dish that you enjoy even more than the one that you order at your favorite restaurant.