Get comfortable! Wear comfy clothes and an apron when you work in the kitchen and you won’t have to worry about getting dirty.
Invest in a baking scale. Scales are not only an accurate way to measure your cooking ingredients, but they streamline the entire process.
Always read and re-read your recipes before you start cooking.
Clean as you go!
Use two skewers instead of one when grilling or roasting to prevent your food from spinning.
Learn and practice the rule of thumb to check the readiness of steak.
To prevent the butter from over-browning in your pan, add a little bit of lemon juice.
Embrace salt. Don’t be afraid to use salt; it pulls the flavors out of your dishes. Cook with kosher salt and season with sea salt.
No luck finding shallots? Replace with a combination of onions and garlic.
After handling garlic, rub your fingers on stainless steel, like your sink, to get rid of the odor.
Ovens can lie. Place a second thermometer in your oven to ensure proper preheating temperatures.
Ignore cooking times. Check your dishes by using your own senses (smell, taste, touch) to decide when they are done.
I hope these cooking tips will help you get more enjoyment out of cooking!