Are you a disaster in the kitchen? You need these tips

Cooking at home can be intimidating if you are new to it, but with my best top tips, you will have confidence in the kitchen to become a great home cook.

The more you know, the more you will enjoy your time in the kitchen!

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Invest in the right gear

Measuring tools and reliable cookware equal success: Here is a great tip – where you’re a new or old cook -you do not need the fanciest stuff.

Do your reading

Read the entire recipe.  Pay attention to how much time the dish takes to prep and cook and rest or chill. Check your pantry and fridge for ingredients.

Put everything in its place

It means getting everything needed for a recipe out on the counter, and preferably having it chopped, diced, and/ or measured and ready to go.

Pay attention to the heat setting

When cooking on the stovetop, don’t ignore the heat level a recipe dictates. Some jobs, like searing steak, require high heat.

Buy some thermometers

If all your baked goods take forever or you are burning everything, your oven may be off. Invest in a $6 oven thermometer and adjust accordingly.