Hello. Minimal cooking experience here. Anyways, I've been experimenting around lately, and let's just say that sometimes the dish does not turn out the way I expected it to be. For example, I've been mashing some mashed potatoes and I think I've added too much milk. You can see potato "fragments" sort of like fine glass inside and it tastes mediocre, or as Ramsay would say, "bland." Very bland actually. There is minimal flavor and what flavor there is tastes like potato. Which leads me to throwing the dish out because I really don't want to eat it, and I've made quite a hefty sum of the bad dish- and I feel quite guilty for throwing out 2 fine potatoes. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one. I'm not asking emotional consolation, just asking whether or not any of you guys had done this, overestimating your cooking talent at an early stage of cooking experience.