Cooking from scratch is one of the best ways to save money. When you buy prepackaged food products, they generally cost more than if you made the same items from scratch. I know that sometimes the time involved can be more valuable and this is a decision that you will have to make for yourself. I have found that for most things cooking from scratch is not only cheaper, but also healthier.
There are multiple places to find wonderful healthy, easy recipes.
I have, also, found that this is something I enjoy doing with my family. I have found that my husband and I have turned cooking into together time, which makes things very nice.