Cooking Tips & Tricks to Get the Most out of Your Time in the Kitchen

You don’t need a kitchen full of expensive gadgets or appliances.  And you don’t need an arsenal of expensive cookbooks. All you need is a bit of knowledge and a bit of practice to become the best cook you can be. These Cooking Tips will teach you how to do everything from roasting garlic, to measuring flour and making mashed potatoes to perfection.Do you have a general cooking question? Be sure to see my cooking 101 page. I have answers to dozens of cooking questions and add more cooking tips every week.

From the time I was a little girl, I have always loved to cook.  I basically learned everything that I know about cooking by teaching myself.  My mother was a good cook, but she had a very picky man to feed who was not what you would call an adventurous foodie (his best qualities lay elsewhere!) So I learned some basics from mum and then filled in the blanks by trial and error (and a well worn copy of The Joy of Cooking) as I cooked my way through life.

I love to help others be their best cooks. When a reader tells me that their version of my recipe didn’t turn out the way it did for me, I take it as a challenge to try and figure out what cooking tips I can come up with to help them on the next go around.

These Cooking Tips will save you frustration, time and money in the kitchen.

All of these tips are ones that have helped me become a better cook.  I hope that they will be useful to you, too. These are all tips that I have tried and link to pages on my blogs where I discuss the problem and provide the solution in a handy tutorial. Think of it as a Cooking 101 class from Recipes Just 4U!  This page is also a work in progress. I will be adding new tips every few weeks, so check back often to see what is new.

Join me as I answer your questions about cooking tasks.

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What tools do you need to cook well?

There are tons of kitchen tools and appliances for sale. Some are must haves and others are just “cool gadgets.”  These are some of the ones that I use all the time and they make a good starting point.


I have a special board on  Pinterest devoted to Cooking and Kitchen Tips.

Cooking Tips and Kitchen Tips on Pinterest

Do you have a question about a cooking practice that you don’t know how to do?  Be sure to leave a comment below and I will come up with a tips page for it.

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