When adding your seasonings during cooking, add small amounts of seasonings at a time, rather than adding everything at once. This technique will give you a lot more flavor for the same amount of seasoning, giving you tastier food without wasting ingredients. Tying up your turkey is called trussing. Doing so helps the bird to cook more evenly. The wings and tips of the bird would burn before the body of the bird was cooked if not trussed. Buy tough cuts of pork or beef instead of steak. Steak is expensive. While it might be one of your favorite foods, you probably are not willing to pay for it as often as you would like. Consider buying a tough cut of pork or beef instead. Cook it low and slow to get it tender. You can easily create a new dish by changing the sauces and spices you usually add. Changing a sauce or marinade can drastically affect a meal’s outcome. Take advantage of the specialty stores in your neighborhood that focus on food ingredients from other lands for a nice selection of unusual spices and sauces. If you are preparing a salad which will not be served until later, exercise good judgment as you layer the ingredients. Tomatoes and other juicy ingredients should be on the bottom layer and lettuce along with any other ingredients which might wilt or get soggy should be on the top.