15.Keep a microplane in your drawer to easily add boosts of flavor — like parmesan and ginger (so much easier than mincing!).
16.Use some leftover pasta water in whatever sauce you're making — the starch in the water will help make it thick and perfect.
17.Pair the proper pasta with the proper sauce for a combination straight out of an authentic Italian restaurant.
18.Don't cut into your meat to determine if it's done (you'll lose the juices!) — reference this ~handy~ test instead.
19.Try an Instant Pot; with seven functions in one, it does everything from making rice to browning meat to slow cooking...and way more (like making a rotisserie-esque chicken with just the press of two buttons).
20.Warm your plates before serving to keep the food hotter longer. Small details like that will totally impress your dinner guests and family.
21.Try your hand at a meal kit like Hello Fresh: they'll send you all the ingredients and surprisingly simple recipes to expand your kitchen horizons.
22.Seek out five-or-less ingredient recipes that are deceptively easy, but look gourmet AF.
23.Make adding flavorful garlic to any recipe so much easier with a garlic press — no tiny chopping required.
24.Fresh herbs make everything better. Spare yourself from trips to the grocery store (and save money!) with a storage device that'll keep herbs fresh in your fridge for up to three weeks.
25.Upgrade store-bought dinner rolls by brushing them with melted butter, sprinkling on some herbs and flaky salt, and popping them in the oven.
26.And if all of that fails, just wear an apron that promises "Great things will be served."