Like with any skill, whipping up magic in the kitchen comes with a learning curve. So, recently, u/MarielaGorman asked Reddit to share their cooking "cheat codes" for beginners, and people came through with some really helpful tips. Here's what they had to say:
1. "One of the best things my mom taught me is that we could always just order pizza if we messed up a meal. It instilled a lot of confidence in me from a young age to try new things in the kitchen, because if something didn't work, I could just order pizza. And even for the times when there hasn't been pizza money, it's the spirit of the sentiment — it's not the end of the world, and I can figure something else out to eat."
2. "Almost always put protein in an already hot pan rather than a cold one."
"Bacon is actually the only meat you should start cooking with a cold pan.
The reason being that you want to have as much of the bacon fat melt on your pan as you possibly can. That's flavor right there."