The Most Common Cooking Mistakes We All Make Daily

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You might not be a master chef, but it's important to always do your best when you're cooking anything. Many of us make mistakes in the kitchen—the good news is we're not alone in our struggle.

Here are some common kitchen mistakes that you can eliminate to level up your next at-home date night...

Cooking Frozen Meats

Cooking cut meats from a frozen state will NOT save you time in the long run. As a matter of fact, you're only guaranteeing that your food will be both over AND undercooked. In addition to that, you're putting yourself in danger by not allowing the meat to properly temper to give the cooking temperatures time to kill any bacteria that may have cultivated on it before it froze. 

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You're Not Reading the Recipe in Full

It's extremely important to read the ENTIRE recipe before you hop into attempting it. Sometimes, people don't necessarily make the best order of operations decisions in recipes. Sometimes you have to split the amounts of ingredients for different parts of the recipe. It's best to know what you're getting into before you dive in. 

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