I recently made a recipe I had been wanting to try for a while, but then accidentally started making the one on the next page halfway through! It didn’t help that the next recipe had several ingredients in common with the first! Unfortunately, it didn’t turn out well. Definitely start simple and work your way up. I bought a spice rack with the spices already in it, so I only have to get more when one runs out. I would research common pantry items to try and build up a stock you can pull from. Then, when you run out of something, put it on the grocery list RIGHT AWAY.