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25 Mistakes that everybody has made in cooking. Yep, been there done that!
The Most Common Cooking Mistakes — good to know! (Even if the list does read like an entire page of insults about your cooking abilities!)
Common Cooking Mistakes: Cooking Tips and Questions Answered - Cooking Light. 10. You overcrowd the pan. Result: Soggy food that doesn’t brown. Food releases moisture as it's cooked, so leave room for the steam to escape. It's easy to overcrowd a pan when you're in a hurry, particularly if you have to brown a large amount of meat for a beef stew. But the brown, crusty bits are critical for flavor, particularly with lower-fat cooking.
Let meat rest after cooking
handy little cooking substitutions - if the graphics weren't quite so tacky i might have printed it out and stuck it on the fridge. instead i'll just pin it to my virtual memory board.