Below are some basics for you to consider when going down that gold old fashioned paleo baking road.
Beginners baking 101:
Rule #1. Never free style when a beginner...follow the recipe!
Rule #2. Don't start baking at 11 o'clock at night.
Rule #3. Almond meal is NOT the same as coconut flour!! i repeat NOT THE SAME and cannot work as a substitute as equal parts.
Rule #4. Check to see if there are any strange spills in the oven before baking that may begin to burn and smoke during the process.
Rule #5. Learn how to turn the smoke alarm off.
Rule #6. Do not PANIC, yell, spin in circles or use profanity.
Rule #7. Washing the oven fire cover in the backyard with a hose apparently isn't efficient enough.
Rule #8. If all of the above rules have been broken...do not attempt again in the same night. *If you do, there is a good chance you will nearly burn your house down and smoke your roommate out AGAIN!
Rule#9. Forgive yourself...try another night.