Stumped for dinner? Get our life-saving Dinner Daily newsletter. You (and your stomach) can thank us later!
My first cooking experience was taking as many spices from the shelf as I could reach and mixing them all together in a huge bowl. Needless to say, my mom wasn't impressed with my concoction, but at age 3, I thought I'd make a masterpiece. Since then, my approach to cooking has been a mixture of "trial by fire" and my mom's adage of "if you can read, you can cook."