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