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Can Cook, Will Cook: Building Your Confidence In The Kitchen

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Build your cooking confidence up with a few easy tips and you’ll be the master of your kitchen in no time.

Believe it or not, studies show that half of Americans don’t like cooking. It’s not surprising: with so many restaurant and delivery options available, many people prefer to just let someone else do the work. But over the years it’s become clear to me that cooking for yourself is crucial both for your independence and for enhancing your ability to try new things in life, and now that my two daughters are cooking with me regularly, I’m so pleased to have passed the cooking tips and tricks learned from my Dad to them.

That’s where this post comes in. To provide people with simple recipes and basic cooking tips that they can follow even if they’re not cooking aficionados, it makes sense to share some tips specially designed for those who feel like they don’t have the confidence, the time, or the money. I’ve got good news: you don’t need to be super confident, really rich, or have bucket loads of spare time to create wholesome, nutritious, and tasty meals. So here are some top tips on how you can get busy in the kitchen even if you’re not very experienced.

Focus on basic skills

Basic Knife Skills

When it comes to cooking, some basic skills are essential for anybody who wants to be able to do the job well. Chopping and frying are key, and learning how to slice meat and vegetables and heat them until they are cooked is vital. That way, you’ll have the raw ingredients you need in good shape to move on to sampling different types of cuisine. My Oven Roasted Breakfast Potatoes will help you learn to dice and cut vegetables, plus it is a delicious recipe for breakfast or dinner side.

Build up herbs and spices

Building up spices and herbs

When it comes to cooking, herbs, and spices form part of the base of almost all savory dishes. It’s worth spending some time thinking about how each one affects a dish’s flavor balance, and also learning about quantities. Some of these are quite obvious: most people know that chili powder, for example, is going to give your food a real kick. This sheet pan Hawaiian Chicken dinner is a great recipe to try if you want to either spice it up with more chili powder or tone it down by using less. 

But what about some of the other, more subtle flavors you can find on a herb and spice rack? Oregano, for example, adds a gorgeous yet sharp taste to many dishes, while coriander offers a hybrid of bittersweetness. By being a bit daring and sampling different flavors, you’ll soon find one you like. If you think spaghetti and meatballs mean store-bought sauce and frozen meatballs, think again.  Yes, I use jarred sauce but adding herbs and other ingredients to the sauce creates a more homemade taste.  From scratch meatballs are easy to make and using fresh herbs makes the difference, I think.  

Try, try, try

Making herbed mashed potatoes

Although there’s a lot to learn and plenty of resources out there, sometimes you just have to experiment and see where you go. 

Even if you’ve not found yourself in the kitchen very much before, there’s no time like the present to get started. By having a go and learning a few cooking tips, you’ll be cooking in no time. Before you know it, you’ll have plenty of dinner guests at your door.

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