6 of the Biggest Cooking Mistakes You Could be Making in the Kitchen

Don't worry — there's an easy fix for each one.

Restaurant chefs have years and years of training, so they definitely
know a thing or two when it comes to navigating a kitchen. A Reddit user
recently turned to the social platform to ask "Chefs of Reddit, what mistake are we laypeople all making in the kitchen?" He received over 2,000 comments — here's what we think are the seven best tips for home cooks.


1. You're over-seasoning your meals.

It
happens — you go overboard on one ingredient, and the resulting recipe
suffers. Luckily, there are ways to fix that. If it's too spicy, sugar
or butter should help the situation. Too sweet? Add lemon juice. Dish
tasting off? Add a touch of salt.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

2. You're putting sauce on fully-cooked pasta.

To make your pasta dish extra
flavourful, boil pasta until it's about 90 percent cooked and remove it
from the pot, reserving a cup of the water it was cooked in. Then add
your pasta to a separate pan with your sauce and pour in a little of the
reserved water.

3. You're measuring ingredients during the cooking process.


This may seem obvious, but chopping
ingredients and measuring spices ahead of time will result in
less-stressful cooking experience and better overall results.

Most Popular

It won't work, ever. The key is to
smother the fire, which you can do with baking soda or salt. If you
don't have either of those items on hand, simply turn off the heat and
put the lid back on.

What do you think?

couple having sex
Life
Share
What It's Really Like Inside a Party for Swingers (and Other Tales From People in Open Relationships)
Like, did you know some people only go to the parties for the food?
Life
Share
Lena Headey Says Harvey Weinstein Tried to Force Her Into His Hotel Room
The Game of Thrones actress says she felt completely powerless.
Life
Share
Meghan Markle's Totally Chill Approach to Diet and Exercise Will Make You Like Her Even More
"I could eat French fries all day."
Life
Share
7 Things Your OB/GYN Wants You to Know
Doctors dish on sex, periods, and more.
Life
Share
Literally Just 12 Photos of Kate Middleton Dancing with Paddington Bear
There's a video too!
Life
Share
Diet or Exercise: Studies Have Spoken!
The answer may or may not make you happy
Life
Share
Report: Facebook Knows When You're Anxious and Is Using That Info to Target Ads
Leaked info published by The Australian claims the site uses young users' vulnerabilities.
Life
Share
Here Is the Most Expensive House on Earth
Come! Look inside!
Life
Share
"Mean" Friends Are the Best Kind of Friends, Science Confirms
You know EXACTLY who to send this to, don't you?
Life
Share
This is the Breast Cancer Awareness Month...
...and Marks & Spencer has a beautiful surprise for all the survivors.