Hey guys. So I'm bad at cooking. Like, really bad. I can't really cook that much at all. Preparing food isn't a problem - as long as it's already made so to speak, but making it myself, oh God. I need to learn how to cook. Is anyone here pretty good at cooking, or is in a similar boat to me? I bought myself the "The Can't Cook Book: 100+ Recipes For the Terrified" - http://www.amazon.com/The-Cant-Cook-Boo ... 1451662254 - to see if this can help me. Tonight I'm going to cook spaghetti for myself and my girlfriend... I can cook spaghetti, however I always use pre-made sauce. Tonight I'll be making the sauce myself from the recipe. I'm going to post the Spaghetti Marinara recipe down below and I'd love to see other people throw down recipes they enjoy, even photos of their creations would be awesome! Spaghetti Marinara Actual work time: 15 minutes Total time: 25 minutes Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: -1 can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes -3 gloves garlic -2 T.e.v olive oil -1/2 tsp. kosher salt -1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper -1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper -1 box of whole wheat or regular spaghetti -grated parmesan cheese for serving Tools nededed: -Large pot -Colander -Cutting board -Chef's knife -Measuring spoon -Large saucepan -Wooden spoon -Can opener -Cheese grater (if grating yourself -Kitchen timer 1. Fill the large pot with water about an inch from the top. Place on the stove and turn the heat on to bring water to a boil. Place colander in the sink, open the can of tomatoes. 2. Chop the garlic. 3. Place a large saucepan on the stove and turn on the heat to medium. Measure and pour in the oil and heat until it shimmers (1-2 minutes). Scoop up the chopped garlic with your knife and add to the pot. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, until light golden brown (about 1 minute). Remove the pan from the heat and add the tomatoes. Then stir in the salt, red pepper and black pepper (12 turns on a pepper mill). Return to the heat and let it come to a boil, then lower the heat to medium-lower and simmer (low boil), stirring often for about 15 minutes. If the cause becomes too thick and starts to sputter, add 1/2 cup of water for desired consistency. 4. When water comes to a boil, add the pasta and cook according to the package directions. Once the pasta is al dente, drain it into the colander. Divide the pasta among bowls and top with the marinara. Serve with grated parmesan.