I truly began cooking when I started living on my own. My mom cooked dinner for us and made sure we were fed growing up. Before college, I knew how to make grilled cheese, PBJ, and french toast. Those are the things I remember the most. When I lived alone for the first time I knew I could buy frozen meals, order take out, or cook my own food. Buying fresh produce and cooking your own food is one of the cheapest options.