Can someone give a brand new cook some basic cooking tips.?

Question by Alex J: Can someone give a brand new cook some basic cooking tips.?
I have very recently started cooking. I am a 21 year old guy who has never had to cook for himself, so I never learned. But now I have realized that I enjoy cooking but i am tired of being restrained by lack of experience. Plus its impossible to find basic cooking tips online, i guess they are too basic. Any types of tips would help. But specific questions i have are. what is the best flame size for browning meat. When I cook rice a roni how can i tell if the rice is done being browned. How do you marinate something. How do you know when hamburgers patties are ready on the BBQ and on a skillet? how do you know when chicken is cooked enough? How long do you cook ribs and Kabobs on the BBQ? ……………..Like I said, alot of questions, but I really want to be a good cook, and i need to know these basics so i can cook lots of food. Any other meat cooking tips would help the most. THanks

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Answer by party_pam
This looks like a great site to give you some cooking tips

You can print it up and keep it in the kitchen:

http://www.tyson.com/Recipes/Learning/CookingServingMeat.aspx

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