I will admit that I don't always know which herbs would be best for which dishes. If a recipe tells me to add some fresh basil or a touch of dill, I will do it, but I've never really felt comfortable just adding herbs willy-nilly on my own.

But adding herbs to a recipe can really take it from ho-hum to yum-yum with just one sprinkle. And that's particularly important when you're cooking for kids who may need a little extra convincing to try something new at meal time.

So if you are confused about cooking with herbs — never fear! We have you covered with this definitive guide to all of your favorites. Don't be afraid to add a little basil to your berry compote or rosemary to your roasted potatoes. Chances are you'll be glad you did!

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