Life Lesson from baking # 1: Always butter the pan before you start mixing ingredients. You're less likely to forget that way, and more likely to have a successful baking experience. It's also good to put most recipes directly into the oven after you are done with the dough or mixture. A prepared pan or dish ensures a speedy transfer.
What I've learned: When I think to do something, I should do it right then instead of waiting for a better time. There will never be a "better" time.
real life example: get gas when the light comes on.
*This is the first in my "Life Lessons from Baking" blogs :)