You Need The Proper Kitchen Tools
One of the best tips I can give you for cooking more of your food at home is to get the best kitchen tools you can afford. The number one most important tool is a GREAT set of knives. Don't skimp on the knives! This is an investment that will not only make cooking easier but also safer! The second most important tools to invest in would be a GREAT set of pots and pans including 1 cast iron skillet. Spend some money here. I like the non stick set and for years I have used Calphelon. But you have to take proper care of your knives and pans, cleaning them properly and storing them so they don't get scratched. Here are a few other tools I love to have around for all kinds of recipes.
Spiralizer to make zucchini noodles
Steamer basket to steam my veggies without losing all the nutrients in the water
Mandolin to make smooth and thin slices for things like sweet potato chips
Lemon press to squeeze citrus without all the seeds falling in
Immersion blender for soups and stews and dressings
A GOOD food processor
Multiple cutting boards to keep things like chicken separate from the veggies
There are many more, but these are the best and most important in my opinion! Let's get cooking!