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No Place Like Home: How to Cook

Farming in No Place Like Home is fun on it’s own, but it’s even more fun when you can use the harvests to cook some meals. But how do you do that?




Like many other sim games, No Place Like Home features a cooking mechanic. And of course, the rules of this mechanic have their own little quirks in this game, making it a bit difficult to learn if you’re just starting out.

How to Cook in No Place Like Home

How to Cook in No Place Like Home

In order to cook in No Place Like Home, you’ll need to first build a kitchen. You can access the “Basic” tab from your workshop’s menu. The blueprint costs 5 Prepared Meals and 2 Tomatoes, while crafting the structure requires 8 pieces of recycled material and 9 pieces of rubble.


How to Cook in No Place Like Home

Now, you can use any edible item you have in the kitchen to cook, but only some will result in a meal. You can discover recipes while playing the game, which will tell you what combinations of ingredients you need for different meals, but keep in mind that not every meal has a corresponding recipe.

Experimental Cooking

How to Cook in No Place Like Home

But, you can also just try to mix the ingredients on your own – this is called Experimental Cooking. If you won’t figure out the correct combination of ingredients, the result will always be pet food. And remember that the game is very specific about the recipes – for example, you can only make mashed potatoes with exactly two potatoes – using one or three will result in pet food.

Upgrading the Kitchen

Some more complex meals will require more ingredient types than two. For that, you’ll need an upgraded kitchen. Each upgrade adds one more ingredient slot you can work with.

The blueprints for those can be found in Mark’s Shop – the first upgrade requires 10 Prepared Meals and 1 dish of Fries with Ketchup, while the second one costs 20 Prepared Meals and 1 Fruit Salad.

The crafting cost is 13 Recycled Material and 18 Rubble for the first upgrade, and 30 Recycled Material and 20 Rubble for the second one. You can upgrade your kitchen by building the better version on top of your already existing kitchen.

ALSO READ: No Place Like Home: Where to Find Key Parts

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Terraria: How to Find Every New Critter in 1.4.4 Update

The 1.4.4 update for Terraria introduces a handful of new critters into the game that you can find in various locations.





There have been quite a few additions to the 1.4.4 update of Terraria. One of these additions is the new critters that you can find in various locations throughout the game.

In this guide, we’ll have a look at what those critters are and how you can find them.

How to Find Every New Critter in 1.4.4 Update in Terraria

There are around four new critters that were added to the game in the 1.4.4 update. They’re as follows:


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The Stinkbug is a tiny, flying critter that can spawn in the Forest biome. It’s quite easy to catch using a bug net, and you can use it as bait with a 10% Bait Power. Apart from that, you can also combine it with a Platinum Broadsword in order to create the Flymeal sword at a Honey pool.


The second critter is the Toucan which is a bird that can spawn on the surface, particularly in the Jungle biome. It has very little HP and zero defense, so if you want to catch it, you need to use a bug net. If you’re not careful, you can easily kill this bird due to its low health.

You can keep it inside a Toucan Cage (combine it with a Terrarium) and use it as decoration. However, do keep in mind that the Toucan will no longer be able to get outside of the cage after that.


Cockatiels come in gray and yellow variants, and you can normally find them in the Jungle biome, the same as the Toucan. Also, they have very little health with no defense, so using a bug net to capture them is a must.

As with the Toucan, you can use them as decoration by creating a Cockatiel Cage by combining your captured Cockatiel with a Terrarium.


Lastly, we have the Macaws which share the same spawning point as the previous two birds. They also have the same stats and can be placed inside the Macaw Cage to serve as decoration.

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