Success in the kitchen can depends on a lot of variables. It is important to understand your appliances and ingredients because they can significantly change the end results of your food. Does your oven run too hot? What type of flour are you using? What size eggs do you buy and how do you store your butter? Are you using the right size pan? What material is the pan made of? These small things add up and can affect the final product of a recipe. That is why I, and so many other bloggers, stress that a recipe can only take you so far no matter how good that recipe is. At the end of the day, you will have to rely on your senses to really tell you when your food is done.
That is why we often give visual clues in the recipes and I hope you take them to heart. Really look for that golden brown color. Does the butter smell fragrant and nutty to you? If you have any questions regarding why a recipe did not work out or are concerned about a recipe prior to starting, don't be afraid to shoot me an email. I am constantly checking it and will likely get back to you within the hour (sometimes it will take me longer) If a question regarding a recipe in progress or a finished product, try and include a photo along with your email, it will better help me to assist you.
I want to also give you a place to go to for some simple guidance in the kitchen, so that is why I am starting this Kitchen Resource section. There isn't much to it right now, but expect for it to grow as I update. You can click on any of the links below, or hover on the "Kitchen Resource" menu option to see a drop down of topics.
If there is anything in particular you want me to go over, just let me know!