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Cooking Light has a nice article with pictures titled,

"Our Most Common Cooking Mistakes"
"Learn how to avoid these common mistakes for success every time'.

http://www.cookinglight.com/co...986/print-index.html


Here is the opening page if you don't want to download all of them at once.

http://www.cookinglight.com/co...tips-00400000064986/

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Posts: 2653 | Registered: Jan 08, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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My first thought was forgetting to put salt in bread dough, biscuit dough, or cornbread batter. That's my most common cooking mistake. I now taste the dough before baking.

Edited to add: Letting people walk through my kitchen and adjust the burner while my back is turned!!! Talk about irritating! My first MIL was bad about it. I don't know how many times I've had to tell DH, "Don't touch that!"

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Posts: 17216 | Location: Daingerfield, TX | Registered: Feb 07, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I get in a hurry when it comes to heating a pan, or wanting to get dinner done.


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Posts: 6698 | Location: north Georgia mountains  | Registered: Dec 12, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I turn things on high to get them going faster and then get to clean up my boil over! Roll Eyes


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Posts: 4960 | Location: SW Ga. 8b | Registered: Apr 21, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Fun read. They forgot my most common mistake though, and I'm not kidding - I do this more than I would like to admit - I put something on the stove to cook and then I get on the internet and forget the time. I have the burned pans to prove it.
 
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mine would be copying a recipe down incorrectly. although I do also do the boil over and forgetting thing!
 
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The boil over, especially when boiling potatoes to make mashed potatoes. I always put them in cold water to boil, it takes a long time to come up to boil and inevitably I get distracted until I hear all that water going all over the stove.
 
Posts: 992 | Location: Florida | Registered: Aug 22, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Cocok -- that's what your timer is for!!! I'd burn everything if my timer ever went on the fritz 'cause I get distracted way to easily to remember its there otherwise.

I even use the timer on my stove to remind me of other time limits too, not just cooking.


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Posts: 6698 | Location: north Georgia mountains  | Registered: Dec 12, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Boiled down liquid and burned pan. If I've left the room, I can't hear the timer.


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Posts: 1199 | Location: Pacific Northwest | Registered: Nov 01, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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You can always set the alarm on your cell phone. I do that for when I'm cooking something long and may not stay within hearing of the kitchen timer.

Or there are plenty of "portable" timers you can take from room to room or outdoors or wherever with you.
 
Posts: 17216 | Location: Daingerfield, TX | Registered: Feb 07, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Interesting thread! I never leave the kitchen when boiling water. Had the boil-over-thing happen and I wasn't happy about it. I also never leave the kitchen when cooking on stove because I am terrified of fire. Had a fire in my apt. yrs. ago (my mother's smoking) and am still afraid of fires!! I think my most common mistake is cooking things on whatever temp I think is right and sometimes it is overcooked (never undercooked) - I can't stand rare/pink meat!

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Posts: 2506 | Location: "The Garden State", NJ ~ Zone 7 | Registered: Nov 05, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Cooking and talking with guests in the kitchen at the same time. Once, while preparing a holiday meal, I forgot to add water to the pot that I placed broccoli into an insert to steam. I burned not only the broccoli, but melted the pot AND the burner coil.


On another occasion while mixing bread dough in my Kitchenaid, I did not notice that a small plastic part on the mixer fell into the batter and was baked inside my bread. It was the knob that allows you to affix attachments to the mixer. Fortunately, no teeth were broken.


Also, during my early married years, I was known to melt one or two plastic cooking utensils while preheating my oven. I learned to check if the oven was empty before turning it on pretty quick.
 
Posts: 18713 | Location: Right here, duh! ;) | Registered: Nov 03, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Warming bread/ rolls in the oven - either too long or the heat is too high - and it's burned or too crisp for eating. My SIL used to say that it was time to warm up the buns so they can become inedible.

And toasting bread - under the broiler - it gets burned too many times.


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The most common mistake I make is that I forget to measure ingredients and put them in the dish in haywire manner.


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