Outside of skill, money, and time, I find that confidence is the biggest barrier between new cooks and putting dinner on the table. Confidence in cooking is more than just having the right equipment and necessary ingredients for a recipe. What are the steps you can take to trusting yourself in the kitchen?
The obvious answer to gain confidence at anything is just to do it more, but I've never found that advice particularly encouraging or helpful. Here are a few small, practical things you can put into practice in the next couple weeks that will improve your confidence in the kitchen and help you fall in love with cooking even more.