I had an unusual weekday off today. Which meant I spent the bulk of the day in my kitchen whipping up new concoctions. Those will be added later.
But I wanted to take a moment to praise my newest kitchen gadget: an oven thermometer.
I was reading A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg and she recommended the use of an oven thermometer. I had always trusted the what I assumed to be complicated process that made my oven heat to exactly the temperature I selected on the dial.
Today while working on my State Fair cookie bar entry (like I said recipes will come later, this one likely next week when I actually enter the State Fair baking competition), as I was saying, I realized that my oven actually runs about 5 degrees cooler tha what I selected on the dial.
So I cranked up the temp a little. And got my cookies were the perfect brownness.