This picture serves as a reminder that the last steps, before you place a finished item on the table, should be to stand back, take a good look at the item, and make any tweaks that might be necessary. It’s the food equivalent to looking at yourself in a full length mirror before you leave the house so your sure your slip isn’t showing, your shoes match and all that good stuff. (Yes, some of us still wear slips. That’s how our momma raised us.)
This combination of cream cheese and salsa to be spread on crackers is truly delicious, but as I looked at the picture after the fact, I realized it would have been much more attractive had I either used a slotted spoon or a fork to get the salsa, so the liquidy part would not be used, or I had used a paper towel to sop up the excess liquid after the salsa was added. Otherwise, it’s almost the equivalent of having the back of your dress tucked into the top of your pantyhose. Not good.
So, just take a few seconds each time to Look and Tweak. Your food will be prettier for it.