As your holiday baking gets underway make sure your oven is operating at the right temperature. Over time your oven can slip out of calibration and the temperature setting may no longer match the actual temperature inside your oven. So if your cookies are always burning or your cakes take longer to cook than your recipe indicates, it may not be a reflection of your cooking skills – or lack thereof.
Buying an oven thermometer at the supermarket will be the best six bucks you’ll spend. Place the thermometer on the center rack of your oven, turn the oven on and wait to see if your temps add up.