If this idea scares you, we can help. Start slowly. Read these tips and watch for a Fall Cure Menu later today.
• Start small. Try eggs - fried, scrambled, or poached. An egg with a side of pasta (also easy!) can be a surprisingly comforting and sophisticated meal.
• Accessorize: Don't try to cook everything at once. Buy a loaf of good bread, and some olives from the deli. Get a cake from a nice patisserie, and keep your cooking to one thing - a roasted chicken, or a steak on the grill.
• Keep it to one dish: Check out our archive of One-Dish Meals.
Are you new in the kitchen? Does the thought of using it for more than coffee and cereal intimidate? Ask your questions here and tell us what we can do to help.