The last couple times I used my oven, it's been a little funky. Only the top element heats up. I could not for the life of me figure out why. It just started recently. I first noticed it when I made the bus cookies. I have a thermometer in the oven and the temperature is dead on. It's the most accurate oven I've ever had which is especially impressive given it's age. I lowered the rack since everything was BROILING!!!!!! This was driving me nuts. What the heck? I'm making cornbread right now and turned on the oven. Damned if the top element did heat up again.
And then it dawned on me....I cleaned the stove. I mean, I took it apart the stove and scrubbed everything. I removed the knobs, too. This is an older stove with two oven knobs. One has the temperature on it. The other has four word printed on it, "off, bake, off, broil." I put that knob on backwards. When I've been using the oven, I've been turning it on to BROIL, not BAKE. Big difference, people.
Kinda like when I moved in to this apartment and wanted to turn the temperature on the fridge down. I like a cold fridge, things keep longer. Except that I turned the temperature up instead. For a couple weeks, I couldn't figure out why everything was going bad so quickly! One friend even suggested maybe it hadn't been cleaned out very well and I had a fungus or something. Nope. I just made it too warm.
Speaking of cornbread....one box of Jiffy cornbread mix, one egg, 1/3 cup of milk, 1/2 cup of shredded jack cheese, three green onions sliced. Fry an egg over easy, so the yolk is nice and runny and put on a slice of cornbread. Yum!!!!