I really like my JOy of Cooking cookbook, but one annoying thing they do is they don't give you ALL of the ingredients up front. THey give you ingredients as they recipe goes along.<quoted text>
There are way to many words and steps to that recipe.
I didn't realize this, so I looked up a recipe, got the list of ingredients, shopped. THen when I was ready to cook/bake, I got the cookbook back out, got out the ingredients, and started. Got to the end of the page and turned the page and holy crap! here are MORE ingredients! WTF? I had to send my ex to the store right away so I could finish what I'd started. Now I look ahead to make sure it won't happen again, but that was annoying.