Everybody is bound to make mistakes in the kitchen. The old saying is true when it comes to cooking, practice makes perfect. Professional chefs understand the need to practice a recipe until it comes out just right. Many fellow amateur chefs, a.k.a friends and family, will tell you their tips and tricks to try and improve your own cooking style. Some of these might work but many of these “food hacks” will actually hurt your recipes more than help.

Here are 35 common cooking mistakes that you should avoid for all your recipes.