I did this post for Amanda while she was on her honeymoon, and thought it would be nice to re-post here as well. I love it so much I'm thinking about starting a "how to cook" illustrated series. (No promises!) I take it for granted that I know my way around the kitchen, and I'm always surprised when people don't know how to cook simple things, or worse, they're simply intimidated. Cooking is fun people! Don't be scared, just get in there and do it. Yes, you will make some things that taste disgusting, and occasionally you will burn something badly (hopefully the food and not your finger) But that's just part of the excitement. Because occasionally you will also make something that will surprise and delight. And then...you will be hooked!