1. Remember, if you can read, you can cook
Easy for us to say, right? True story, though. A recipe is just an instruction manual for a great dish. Take the time to read through it before you start, much like you would (or should) any other set of instructions.
2. Start clean!
Give yourself room to work. Clear the clutter to make sure you have enough space. Gather and clean the tools you need before you start. You don’t want to have to stop in the middle of the recipe to wash a pan or measuring cup.