Category: Culinary Disasters

Culinary Disasters {Fall 2020}

Text that says Culinary Disasters Fall 2020 Edition next to pumpkins and candy corn.

This fall did not disappoint when it came to culinary disasters. I had more successes than disasters, but that’s not the point of this post! As far as the disasters were concerned, I was able to rescue several dicey situations, but not all of them. Kung Pao, General Tso, General Pao? I’ve made several successful

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Culinary Disasters {Summer 2020}

Text that says Culinary Disasters Summer 2020 Edition over four pineapples.

My blog’s tagline includes “and occasional disasters,” but I’m not always great about posting the disaster stories. This summer was filled with culinary adventures like smoking pork on my grill for the first time. Being a food blogger involves a lot of experiments, some of which turn out great (like the pork) and some of

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Great Aunt Corrine’s Fudge

I used to love eating this as a kid. I took it to school as birthday treats instead of cupcakes many times. It’s not as soft as traditional fudge, but so delicious! As my mom says, it’s a tricky recipe, but so worth it. I had to call mom part of the way through to

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Brownie Stuffed Cookies

I was at work last week, and we were having a get together to thank someone who was on a temporary assignment in our location. Someone brought in cookies with brownies inside. Another coworker who eats my baked goods often said “You HAVE to figure out how to make these!” With some trial and error,

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Southwestern Corn

Ok, so this was a bit of a disaster when I first made it, but I adjusted the recipe. It was way too spicy the first time – too much cayenne. It had a little kick to it when I first tasted it, which was fine. But then I let the sauce sit in the

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Improvised Two Bean Soup – Saved from Disaster

I ended concocting this yesterday when I needed something to bring to a potluck event. I made potato salad, but I didn’t like how it tasted. It ended up turning out fine, but I needed to get something else together in case the potato salad was a total fail. It seemed like my normally stockpiled

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The Banana Nut Bread That Almost Wasn’t

As you might be able to tell from the uneven bake on these (top half lighter than the bottom) and the weird holes in the center of each loaf, this wasn’t my finest work. Overall it tastes pretty good. The top half tastes really good! But this recipe needs some work. So what went wrong? I’m

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The Saga of the Seared Scallops with Dragon Fruit Salsa (Disaster)

Dragon fruit looks cool, but it’s super boring. Think of it as kiwi’s boring cousin. I wanted to see if I could figure out how to liven it up. I like a good challenge, so why not? I saw a recipe on Food Network for seared scallops with dragon fruit salsa. The first red flag

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