Do NOT cook by a timer.
Since everyone’s microwave, toaster oven, crock pot, oven etc cooks differently, so will the food.
My mother is very, very faithful to her timer.(Drives me crazy)
She always says “I don’t understand how your cakes/cupcakes are always so moist.”
Well I NEVER cook by a timer.
If the recipe says bake/cook for 30 minutes, around minute 20-25 I start checking the food.
The thing about food is WHEN IT’S DONE, IT’S DONE!