If you're doing more cooking at home, make the minutes count by working smarter in the kitchen. If you feel stressed when you try to prepare a meal, having a battle plan and some front-line assistance can mean the difference between a disaster and a triumph. Remember, cooking can be a creative as well as practical talent, and beefing up your approach, sometimes literally, might make your forays into the kitchen a lot more entertaining and successful.
Injecting a little efficiency into your kitchen routine will save you time and make you feel more in control of the process. No one starts out as a great cook, and the less time you spend on getting organized, the more time and energy you'll have to spare for developing your own unique cooking style.