One thing I find frustrating about baking is that, most of the time, you don't really know how something will taste or turn out until the very end. You keep your fingers crossed that the cake, muffins, or cookies will be delicious, but you can't taste along the way and fix something if it doesn't taste quite right.
A lot of savory cooking, however, lets you troubleshoot along the way since you can taste and adjust seasoning as necessary at different points in the cooking process. But what about mixtures like meatloaf or meatballs, where you don't really want to taste raw meat and eggs? Instead of keeping your fingers crossed that you added enough seasoning, here's an easy way to actually test it to find out!