12 cooking tricks every millennial should know

There comes a time in every young person's life when Seamless just won't cut it anymore. A time when that little voice inside your head (the one that sounds inexplicably like your mom's), urges you to eat better, cook more and stop microwaving cheese on a tortilla and calling it dinner.

Whenever that moment of epiphany hits, your kitchen will be waiting with open arms, ready for you to experiment, succeed and fail in your quest for culinary competence. Luckily, improving your cooking skills doesn't have to be a daunting task. In addition to providing you with the basics, we've got a few tricks up our sleeves for making your first foray into home cooking a little easier.

Here are 12 genius cooking hacks everyone—both the young and young at heart—needs to master: