The dark chocolate cake edged with perfectly piped ribbons on a bright white cake stand. The auburn browned turkey on a silver platter garnished with glistening identical cuts of carrot. These are images on the cover of food magazines. You are mesmerized, and then say “I can do that.” So you challenge yourself and spend the hours securing the right ingredients, and then preparing and cooking in the kitchen. At the very end, your cake and turkey vaguely resembles the photo. Furthermore, you are not all that sure the tastes warranted the effort.