- Using 1.5 tablespoons of salt instead of 1.5 teaspoons for chicken taco meat
- Forgetting to add the mandarin oranges--the best part!--to my teriyaki pasta-spinach salad
- Adding 1 cup instead of 1/2 cup of water for a peach cobbler, then baking it longer to cook some of it off, only to have the dish turn out very gummy
- Using parsley when the recipe called for cilantro, making for some very weird-tasting enchiladas
My husband doesn't understand how I keep making such mistakes. When he rather unwisely asked why I put extra water in the cobbler, I gave him a look of death and snapped, "I didn't do it on purpose."
I'm really a very detail-oriented person, so I don't know why I can't follow recipe instructions. Am I alone on this? I guess I'll just have to keep plugging away...