I cook a lot. People (especially co-workers) tend to come to me for advice on how to make their time in the kitchen a better experience. My tips are pretty basic - but they usually result in an eye roll or two. (Hey - if you don't want to hear the truth, don't ask - right?) I usually start by suggesting that they use the freshest-possible ingredients and never - I mean never - use a box mix; Processed food should be avoided at all costs.