Recession Eating & Cooking: Really Cooking at Home More?

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Over the past few months, we’ve seen articles pop up in all the national papers about how people are cooking at home more in order to save money during the depression. We cheer a little every time we read one of these articles because, obviously, we’re kinda fans of home cooking around here! But then we started wondering…is our perception getting skewed?

Most of these articles profile single individuals, and it’s hard to get a sense of what’s really going on for the majority of people. And of course the media tends to report on the extreme cases – the people who ate out every meal three months ago and who now throw together a budget-friendly lasagna dinner without blinking an eye. These stories warm our hearts, but they also make us wonder what’s going on with everyone else.

So have you been consciously cooking at home more in the past few months? Or are you cooking about the same, but you’ve had to adjust what you’re buying to stay within budget?

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