Originally Posted by Andy M.
In my household of two, I do 99% of the cooking. She sometimes makes her own breakfasts. She does 99% of the baking. I make the cheesecake.
When she's baking I have to leave the room (she sends me away) because she doesn't do it the 'right' way and I can't shut up. We don't discuss the differences in method. I eat the results and thank her for baking.
The differences aren't important. Pick your battles.
Ah, you are a wise man Andy M. In my household of 6+, it's important to keep still or leave the room, too! I've learned that advice not asked for is rarely appreciated. And since my culinary skills are poor at best so far, I'm grateful for family members who eat the results and thank me for the effort. I NEVER make any "suggestions" when someone else is willing to cook. (And I would kill to have someone make the cheesecake)!