I have a confession to make: I am not a confident cook. I know my cooking knowledge could be deeper, my skills better, and despite the fact that I consider myself a professional learner in the kitchen and should just roll with the punches, I have cried more than once over a failed recipe.
Yes, I second-guess my cooking all the time, with one exception: my granola recipe. I am immensely proud of my homemade granola, and would put it up against any other granola out there. So what, you might ask, is so special about my granola that inspires this (rare) burst of cooking confidence? I'll tell you.