Avoid these common mistakes every home cook makes (VIDEO)

Dec 8, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. ET
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Do you oil your pasta water? Do you over-season or under-salt? Maybe you bite off a little more than you can chew when it comes to choosing a recipe. Now don't get defensive... I'm sure your food is the best food ever, but maybe, just maybe, these tips on how to avoid the biggest cooking mistakes can help.

When Anne Burrell talks, I listen. I mean, she hasn't steered me wrong yet with her doable techniques and amazing recipes. So when she says salt, I salt. Truth be told, I've always been a bit heavy-handed when it comes to salting a dish, but now I have a legitimate excuse for it: A classically trained chef told me so.

Get the skinny from people who know what they're talking about, and stop making these mistakes today. Your food will thank you, and cooking might become a much more joyous occasion. Just think, you could go from this:

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To this:

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