cooking hard knocks

If you take a Pyrex baking dish out of the oven and place it on a hot stove, it will explode. And piping hot Pyrex burns linoleum. Bad.

The first time I made "wheat pancakes" I used hard red wheat in my batter and expected my husband to be able to chew it up.

My man boiled stewed tomatoes in a Pyrex dish on my gas stove. Yes. It exploded. We've blown up a lot of Pyrex.

Macaroni noodles catch on fire under a burner. And jam scorches when you stop stirring it to shut off the smoke alarm.

Seventeen years ago I didn't know how to cook a piece of chicken.