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My Greatest Cooking TriumphI won first place in the local county fair as a teenager with my peanut butter cookies.
My Biggest Kitchen DisasterHa...the same peanut butter cookies. I was about 8, and I'd made these cookies several times with my mother's help. We decided one day that I was ready to make them all by myself. We had also invited my friend Bobby over, and we decided to double the batch so he'd have some to take home to his family.

So we've got two 8 year olds in the kitchen, trying to double a recipe. Thinking back, I am pretty sure we'd just had our first fraction lesson earlier that week in school...

Bobby & I are going along the recipe, doubling & adding & writing it all down very carefully. I guess I was getting caught up in all the fun, and I forgot to right down the measurement units - I just wrote the numbers down. I knew most of them....flour, of course, would be in cups and not teaspoons.

Anyway, to make a long story short...the cookies looked perfect when they were done. We presented a few of them on a plate to my mother. She commented on how pretty they looked, picked one up & took a bite, then starting crying & asking for water. It turns out that when I doubled the baking soda from 3/4 teaspoon, I made it into 1 & 1/2....cups.
My Food For ThoughtThat which does not destroy us makes us stronger. - Friedrich Nietzsche