lemon meringue pie, angel food cake, and clogging up radiators.
I will only concur on the pie and Angel Food Cake. I'm sure you've all had angel food cake from the grocery. Most of it tastes like Styrofoam. Making one from scratch isn't the easiest thing to make, but if you wear your special MacGyver pants for cooking, it helps, as do detailed instructions.
That being said, some baked items can take a little practice. Should your spouse or friend be kind enough to attempt this recipe, remember, like with handymen, there are certain things one should NOT say while your loved ones attempts such things.
Phrases to avoid saying to either a handyman OR chef.
Is this all you've done all day?
What exactly IS that?
Isn't the top supposed to be level?
How much did you spend on THIS?
I'll get the broom and the dustbin.
Am I holding it the right way?
What's that little thing sticking out of the top.
Maybe we should check our homeowners policy before we try it
And the worst?
Insert an ex's name here 's never looked like that!
Even a lopsided angel food cake is good (but remember the part about not greasing the pan so the batter can climb up the sides and cook evenly). If it's not perfect (or even if it is) it makes a dandy dessert for special guests.