3 years ago I was a baking machine...then I had a very bad breakup, ended up loosing my apartment because I couldn't afford the rent on my own and couldn't get a roomate fast enough, then moved in with my parents (my stepdad is very anti kitchen using as "it does nothing but make messes"). Well I have a new boyfriend, been together for a year and a half, we bought a house together last August. The oven and I in this new home have not been friends. Even with an oven thermometer I haven't been able properly regulate the temp. EVERYTHING BURNS...EVERYTHING! So I've really been reluctant to take any orders or even attempt to bake anything because I just hate everything burning and having to throw it away...we are going to do a remodel on the kitchen with all new appliances but not until winter of 2012...
Tonight I got the baking bug and decided to try my hand at some "Magic Bars" & Chocolate Chip Cookies...both have come out PERFECTLY! I'm going to temp fate tomorrow and try some cupcakes! I'm so happy to have used the oven and not burnt my ingredients!
I've always told my friends who say they can't bake that it's most likely their ovens...well this is proof!!!
Sorry I just had to share my glee!!!!
I'm happy you are back on track. Good luck with future baking.