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!

herb infographic

The definitive guide to cooking with herbs
Confused about when to break out the basil and when to reach for the rosemary? This infographic breaks it all down for you.