9 times out of 10 I'm too paranoid to even try cooking basic things without a recipe. >.> WHAT IF I SCREW UP. Even my 'staples' are the result of spending a period of time reading recipes, watching YouTube videos, etc., to ensure I don't fuck up and ruin the meal.
(I also have not yet really figured out how my Instant Pot works, which means making that stew last night took about 3 hours. Like every other time I'd set it to Saute like the recipe called for, it'd end up shutting off after a bit instead of getting to the 'Hot' state it asked for???)