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    things cookbooks should tell you but don't

    Posted on 02/05/08
    you will forget to set the timer  

    every recipe will have at least one ingredient that you do not have

    after you buy that one item, you will never use it again

    dishwasher safe and microwave safe are not absolute statements  

    you won't know what over-mixing is until you've done it

    the time a recipe says it will take to complete is a best-case-scenario

    food coloring will color more than food

    cutting onions make your eyes water A LOT

    your food will never look as good as the picture...

    but it will probably taste much better

    you need to REALLY read the entire recipe first (not just skim it to get the jist)

    you really don't want to know how many calories it has in it

    baking times are open to interpretation

    remember to turn off the oven (because you will forget!)

    fresh herbs are not easy to chop

    you will never see so many dirty dishes in your life

    do not wear khaki pants or white shirts in the kitchen

    "quick" and "easy" are relative terms

    no matter what you do, the cheesecake will crack...but it will taste perfectly fine

    nobody can make a meal in 30 minutes at home

    a really good bottle of wine can save almost any meal

    things will go wrong, and it's not your fault, some recipes are just bad recipes

    and 9 out of 10 times, it's all totally worth it...don't let the 10th time discourage you
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