... Bake at 350
Did your mother/father (or parent-substitute) have any pithy sayings that you can still hear in the back of your mind today? Mine did.
When I was new to cooking, The Mama gave me this sage advice: When in doubt, bake at 350. I can't tell you how many times I have said that out loud to my husband and sons.
Then there's Never pass up an opportunity to use the restroom. (Or maybe I'm thinking about Disney's Davey Crockett movie where President Jackson advises him to "Never pass up an opportunity to take a drink of whiskey, kiss a pretty woman, or go to the bathroom...")
And I can't forget this weird advice as I headed off to college:
Don't pass on a date; you never know who else you might meet while you're out.
Accept the dinner invitation; it will leave you more money to spend on clothes.
What still rings in your ear?