desserts, disaster, vegetarian

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… Continue reading Great Aunt Corrine’s Fudge

desserts, disaster, vegetarian

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,… Continue reading Brownie Stuffed Cookies

disaster, sauces & seasonings, sides, vegetarian

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… Continue reading Southwestern Corn

disaster, in the kitchen, soups

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… Continue reading Improvised Two Bean Soup – Saved from Disaster

bread, disaster, vegetarian

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… Continue reading The Banana Nut Bread That Almost Wasn’t

disaster, in the kitchen

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