I bring fruit or "no-bake" recipes to bake sales.
My standing reason has been that my desserts/muffins/etc. never turn out right. They don't look right, and they are either still moist in the middle or resemble a brick.
In accordance with my recent endeavors to sneak veggies into other foods however, I've ventured into baking. The banana bread (with cauliflower!!) was a success! (Stay tuned for another post on that one). So, today I am baking brownies (with spinach--sshhh)!
However, I have cleaned my kitchen floor (in spots) three times. My other problem, you see, is that I spill. When I spill sauce while making lasagna, it's easy to spot and easy to clean.
When I spill brown sugar on a brown, hardwood floor however, it's not so easy to spot. So I clean. Then I hear the crunch under my feet. I get many wet paper towels and clean again. Then I spill flour. (Easier to see but this settles into the spaces between my hardwood floorboards.) I vacuum. I use more wet paper towels. I vacuum. There!
I put the vacuum away and come back into the kitchen.