"First you smash the potatoes. Then you bake for 5 minutes."
I recall that in Kindergarten, my teacher asked each one of us our favorite food and how we thought it was made. Now, this was before the complete dominance of the fast food nation and so most answers were about homemade dinners. Mine was chicken and dumplings. I haven't seen the cookbook, on long mimeographed sheets, in years but remember that Gommie said I had the idea of the recipe (neither the measurements nor techniques) mostly right. I wonder how close my kids would come in giving the steps of their favorite dinners?