Ugly Advice – Read the Recipe!

IMG_7072I actually posted something similar a couple months ago…and then I didn’t follow my own damn advice.  Seriously, sometimes I’m not bright.

So, I’m posting again – as much as a kick in the head for me as for everyone else.  Plus, I’ve got a much larger Instagram and Twitter following than I had before (Thanks all!!!!   But I have a loooong way to go.)  So, here goes:

Read the whole recipe first before you start.  Take a couple minutes and just do it.

This may sound exceedingly obvious but I’ve been guilty of it many, many times and I bet you have too.   You start a recipe and get to, say, ingredient 6 and think “I’m sure I had more chocolate chips” or “no one could have eaten those last three eggs for breakfast” or whatever.    And you find out…oops.  Sometimes it’s not practical to put a recipe to the side as you leave to go buy chips or eggs or baking soda.

So before you start, just do a super quick once-over to make sure you have all the ingredients you need.   And enough of them.  Are you sure there are two cups of flour left in that bag?  Believe me – I’ve skipped this step before and it’s an enormous pain in the ass.  Its even resulted in me having to throw out half-made batter because I didn’t have a key ingredient or a reasonable substitute.

So, just read through the recipe before you start, and make sure you have everything.  I promise you’ll be glad you did.

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