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15 Major Struggles Of Not Knowing How To Cook

DINNER IS SO STRESSFUL. Don’t worry — Barilla® Pronto™ is here to make cooking effortless for anyone.

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1. You find cooking a bit...intimidating.

Not sure if this is a stove or an instrument of evil tbh.
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Not sure if this is a stove or an instrument of evil tbh.

2. Half the things you make somehow turn out like this:

Is it a crime to forget about things you're cooking?
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Is it a crime to forget about things you're cooking?

3. And your presentation leaves something to be desired.

As long as it TASTES good, amirite?
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As long as it TASTES good, amirite?

4. Your contributions to potlucks are either store-bought...or a bit sad.

"I brought salad!"
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"I brought salad!"

5. Your friends have taken notice.

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And it's become a running joke.

6. Your fridge is only home to drinks, condiments, and takeout.

You might actually go broke from ordering out so much.
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You might actually go broke from ordering out so much.

7. And your pots and pans have seen better days.

Never buying nice cookware again.
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Never buying nice cookware again.

8. (So has your entire kitchen, actually.)

OK, well, it hasn't been that bad. But you can relate.

9. When you attempt something nice, disaster always strikes.

Does the five-second rule apply to an entire pizza?!
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Does the five-second rule apply to an entire pizza?!

10. Or it simply doesn't turn out as planned.

Just rename it! "I made apple p— I mean, small-batch, handcrafted apple mush."
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Just rename it! "I made apple p— I mean, small-batch, handcrafted apple mush."

11. You don't exactly understand proportions.

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What does "a little" or "a pinch" mean anyway?

12. Or how to use most kitchen tools.

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"I'll just use the metal thingy and then the wooden thingy."

13. Your methods and techniques are slightly questionable.

As long as the char marks are there, it's basically been grilled.
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As long as the char marks are there, it's basically been grilled.

14. You're secretly relieved to be invited over for dinner by literally anyone.

As long as you're not asked to bring anything homemade, that is.
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As long as you're not asked to bring anything homemade, that is.

15. ANYTHING to avoid looking like this:

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WELP.

It's going to be OK — Barilla® Pronto™ is here to make cooking easy!

For starters, try the recipe for a delicious (and spectacularly easy) one-pan bacon and asparagus linguine.

For starters, try the recipe for a delicious (and spectacularly easy) one-pan bacon and asparagus linguine.