I'm a big fan of Mark Bittman. He's a wonderful advocate for home-cooking, and, with this article, he presents a way for ANYONE to be successful at it. If you can chop, stir-fry, or boil you can make your own dinner. Cooking: it's cheap, it's easy, and it's good for you!
I encourage all to read! Chop, Fry, Boil: Eating for One, or 6 Billion- from nytimes.com