The Brazen Homestead Cookbook

Provides a place to access my custom recipes
Organizes EA recipes into categories
Adds option to 'Cook Together' for my custom recipes
Adds cooking by Category, Culture, Special Diets, and Seasons
Adds options for Canning, Ingredients, Cheeses, Drinks, and Animal Food
Unlock any locked EA recipes




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How it Works

When I first created the cookbook I wanted to go back at some point and organize it a bit as well as add EA's recipes to it. Since updating recipes was such a huge undertaking that required some new menus for the Simple Living lot trait I decided it was time.

This cookbook will replace the previous cookbook, but be sure to delete the old cookbook and shared recipe tuning files before installing this. The files you need to delete are: 

  • MOD_brazenlotus_BG_SharedRecipeTunings

  • MOD_brazenlotus_BG_TheFreshPlateCookbookII

You will only need this cookbook file for any custom recipes moving forward.

When I was updating recipes I realized that I could combine recipes that require different skills in one menu so I've removed the original options (Homestyle, Baking, Gourmet) and replaced them with different categories instead:

  • Cook by Category - If you're looking for a recipe, you'll find it in one of these sections. I've structured this menu similar to an actual cookbook.

  • Recipes may also be found in the 'Cook by Culture, Cook by Special Diet, and Cook by Season' 

  • Drinks - includes my custom drinks under the 'Seasonal' option. The recipes in this section may need to be re-organized later.

  • Make Ingredients - is a place for any homemade ingredient recipes like noodles that don't go in the normal categories.

  • Cheese Crafting - only has the Cottage Living cheese recipe for now, but I will add more base game options to this in the future.

  • Canning - separated into 4 categories; Jams, Veggies, Sauces & Spreads (Cottage Living)

  • Animal Food - contains all animal feed and pet recipes (Cottage Living & Cats & Dogs)

I've added an option for group cooking under the 'Cook Together' menu. You will find the same options in this menu as you do in the cookbook to make it easier for the game to load all the recipes and allow you to find them easier.

If you shift+click the recipe book you can access a cheat to unlock recipes like Selvadoradian food.

Any recipe that has more than just a single serving will now show images as well as the ingredients required when you click the drop-down arrow in the recipe menu picker.

You will also see new menu options on the coffeemaker, espresso machine, and teamaker that have a custom icon. I'll be adding custom recipes to these later.

There are a couple of optional files that come with this:

  • Injector_CookbookMenu_Appliances - this will add all cookbook menus to the fridge, bar, stove, and grill.

  • Injector_GroupCooking_CounterFridgeStove - as the name suggests, will add the 'Cook Together' option to counters, fridges, and stoves.


If you have another mod that includes/changes the resources below, then it will conflict with this mod.

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Technical Info

Required Mods:



Read the info above so you understand what this file does.
Download the most updated version of any Required Mods, if you don't already have them.
Download the file from the link below.
Install by placing these files in your Sims 4 Mods folder.


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