The Gift of Simple Home-Cooked Meals


Home-cooked meals don't have to be complicated The list of ingredients and equipment might be overwhelming, but once you get started on prepping the meal, you step into a world of creativity and deliciousness. You can easily get immersed by the rhythm of cooking, like measuring the ingredients, setting the fire just right, watching the pan simmer, or dressing up the plate. Before you know it, you're done with the whole meal and ready to serve.

It becomes a memorable experience when you cook with others or cook for others. The collaboration can turn out well most of the time. It's exciting to see how your guests will react. It's even more gratifying when you're able to cook for someone special. The gift of showing service is a powerful way to tell someone you love them.

A great way to showcase your culinary aptitude, is to gift a full day of home-cooked meals. We suspect most of you will have to try this out on the weekend or be especially good planners. Serving your home-cooked breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a whole day expresses your feelings in a thoughtful way. It shows that you dedicated time. There are five languages of love, and doing this already speaks in these specific types: gift giving, acts of service, and quality time.

We've discovered some recipes for you in search of a whole day of easy to prepare and cook meals. Here’s a head start on your search for gifting a whole day of simple home-cooked meals.


White Bean Artichoke Basil Toasts

Why We Love This: It’s an energizing toast that isn’t greasy or too heavy. Its tangy, refreshing flavor wakes you up and the protein and fiber it provides fills you with enough fuel to bust into your morning routine.

Image & Recipe by Pinch of Yum

Image & Recipe by Pinch of Yum


Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Why We Love This: Although it looks simple, it’s packed with flavors-- sweet and spicy. It’s easy to make especially for busy couples who need a grab-n-go type of lunch.

Image & Recipe by Pinch of Yum

Image & Recipe by Pinch of Yum


One Pot Creamy Chicken Mushroom Florentine

Why We Love This: It’s rich with savory flavors and it’s filling enough to end the day without overdoing it. Plus, you can have a “Lady and the Tramp” moment.

Image & Recipe by The Recipe Critic

Image & Recipe by The Recipe Critic



What is one dish you proudly like to cook for others?


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Stepfanie is fond of inspirational stories from ordinary yet intriguing humans. She's curious about the people around her. You can find her retreating in the quiet outdoors or experimenting with DIY crafts or trying not to make a fool out of herself on insta stories. She is the Content & Community Manager at Craftly.