I'm not much of a cook. In fact, the last time I got involved in the kitchen I ruined some crab cakes and received a ban from even looking at the oven.

I have discovered that there are two things everyone needs to have in the kitchen. They're things I can use, and if I can use them anyone can use them.

Get An Air Fryer

First, you need an air fryer in your life. I made tuna steaks the other night in my air fryer, and they were delicious. The air fryer doesn't require oil, isn't messy at all, and the clean up is insanely simple.

I also made burgers in the air fryer, simply because I can. My wife made an etouffee inspired dish in it. The shrimp was incredible.

There are lots of recipes out there for snacks you can make in the air fryer that would be perfect for eating while watching the big game.

Everyone Needs An Instant Pot

Second, if you don't have an instant pot in your life; you need to fix that. It's great for stews,soups, and the ever famous roast. But those are only a few things you can make with an instant pot.

I have cooked ribs so tender the meat just slides off the bone. It's also pretty easy to use, and there are recipes all over the Internet for just about anything you can imagine.