*When cooking pasta, heavily salting your water is a MUST. I don't mean a pinch, I mean at least a two or three tablespoons depending on the amount of water you're boiling.
*Salt your meats! Especially steak, it should almost be like a thin coat or crust of salt and pepper. This will not only help dry out the surface so it'll brown beautifully but the "crust" will also cook into the meat & taste absolutely divine. You can even go nuts and add your favorite fresh herbs into the mix-Mmmmm.
*Be sure to add salt carefully, you can always add more but you can't take it back. While you're cooking be sure to taste, taste, taste!
These are two of my favorite salts right out of the pantry...Never forget the salt! :-)