You’ve been known tell people that’s Nutella on your English muffin. It’s always brownie batter.
Short answer: read this.
I have long been the sort of person who wants things to be effortless. I picture myself with dinner on the stove and cupcakes in the oven while little birds fly into the window and we sing happy songs together.
That is decidedly not what happens.
When I cook, I screw up. A lot. Sometimes I lose track of time. Sometimes I forget to add ingredients. Sometimes I turn the oven up too high or forget to stir the stew and let stuff burn itself onto the bottom of the pot. Sometimes I burn myself on hot oil that splashes out of the pan when I pour in some onions and end up with a scar three years later.
But at the same time, I love to cook. I love it when I get something right - or, at least, not wrong enough to make it taste bad. I love the look on my other half’s face when I serve her something delicious. I love bringing something I’ve made to a party and having people be terribly impressed (even if it’s just hummus).
For years, I thought I was Doing Cooking Wrong because I messed up so much. Who knows, maybe I am. But I’ll bet other people, even the great cooks out there, have their messy accidents and burnt chicken. (Just perhaps not with as great frequency as I do.) And that’s why I started Eat It With Your Face - to show people that cooking good food isn’t effortless, but it’s well worth the work.