Thursday, October 29, 2015

The keys To Becoming A Good Cook


Do you want to learn how to become a good cook?  Well I am here to tell you that you can do it!  Don't get discouraged if you have never learned to cook.  I have three tips for you. 
1.  Take the time to think through your cooking projects.  This will help tremendously.  You may say that you don't have the time to do that.  You are rushed off your feet.  I completely understand.  Look for an extra 5 minutes on your lunch break or before you go to bed at night.  Or maybe you are a morning person.  Morning might be best for you.  Pick a time and just do it.
2.  Find Simple Recipes and use them over and over.  After you have gotten these recipes down pat and you feel comfortable with them you can try another one.  Or you can change the same recipe up a little. 
3.  Measure correctly.  You don't have to own fancy measuring utensils.  You don't have to have a lot of them.  Just get the basics.  A set of measuring cups or one large measuring cup that will measure different amounts.  Whatever you have the money for and prefer to use.  Measuring spoons are helpful but not absolutely necessary.  Growing up my Mom used a teaspoon and a tablespoon from our silverware.  All her dishes were so good!  I think partly because of the love she added to them.
4.  Keep your cupboard stocked with the basic supplies you need.  This will save you time and headaches.  I know this from experience.  For me that would be salt, pepper, garlic, and cinnamon.  Sugar, flour, baking soda, baking powder and yeast.  Rice, pasta, oatmeal and canned veggies.  Also, eggs, butter, cheese and oil.
5.  Start early and don't rush.  Your meals will be easier to make, and taste better.  You will feel less stressed.
I hope these tips help.  I will be posting some recipes and more tips on cooking and not just surviving but actually enjoying your time in the kitchen.


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