Her most recent episode had a segment on how to spot a well-written recipe. She writes: "Who can you trust when it comes to cooking from a blog or investing in a cookbook? You should know, because a bad recipe -- one that is poorly written, or worse yet, untested -- can make you feel like a failure. Nevermind the wasted money and time or the embarrassment, it might even convince you that you can't cook at all.
You can know ahead of time that a recipe will most likely work if you have a checklist of the key things to look for."
The page with her checklist is here. It's very helpful, and she includes a list of recipe writers you can trust. Her guidelines are for recipes in general, but they make me think that I may have to create a checklist specifically for bread recipes. If you have pet peeves about bread recipes, or information you wish every bread recipe had, drop me a line.