Category Archives: Kitchen Fails

Kitchen Fail ~ Part 7

We really like breads, all kinds of breads.   

I wanted try my hand Focaccia and went to work on that the other week. 

I didn’t even safe the recipe that I used, because it came out so dense and chewy. 

I’m pretty sure it was cook-error not the recipe.  I know better when it comes to making bread, the humidity in your home plays a big part on the water to flour ratio.  I know that I simply used too much flour. 

Well, there’s always next time.

Cook or bake, for your family!

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Kitchen Fail ~ Part 6

I should probably start out by saying that maybe this wasn’t exactly a fail, but more so a “we’ll never bother to make that again”. 

I had been seeing oodles of “pins” for Air Fryer Chickpeas, and I had been seeing them sold in the Mega-Markets, did you see what they wanted for a small bag of these snacks? 

So I chose a fairly easy, straight forward recipe to try out at one of our Neighborhood Gal Pal Cards Game.

Ranch flavored Air Fryer Chickpeas, meh, not so much really. In fact everyone agreed, toss those out! 

I’m not going to bore you with the details of the recipe, mostly because like I said, I’m never making that again!

Remember, a recipe is simply someone else’s idea, take it and make it your own.

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Kitchen Fail ~ Part 5

And Speaking Of Sloppy Joes …

I can’t recall where I say this idea, I think it was on Pinterest … Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes.

These were THE  worst Sloppy Joes I’ve ever had, REALLY! Do not make these,
ever

I’m not going to bother giving you the recipe, if you must make this you can do one of those WWW searches.

I mean the idea sounds great, but the flavor was way off base.
Maybe if I started out with Chef John’s Recipe and then simply added the Provolone cheese to melt over the top?

Hmmm, I might try that at some point, I dunno, but DH really did not like this one.
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Kitchen Fail ~ Part 4

Okay, so you have this great idea for a dish.
You gather all of your ingredients, you think that this will be fabulous and everyone will love it.


AND DANG IT!

Stuff happens, right? I know this has happened to you at least once? 

I kept seeing this idea on Pinterest for Mini Corn Dogs. Sounds outstanding.
I was invited to another gathering of the Neighborhood Gal Pal’s, all the time being mindful of our Social Distancing and meeting on the patio, for cards and cocktails. MMM!  This should be a home run.

Here we go …

Assembly, check

Mix, bake, cool, check …

OOPS!

I used a Mini Cupcake pan with JUMBO Hot Dog pieces,
not good! I couldn’t get more than 5 of the dozen and a half Mini Corn Dogs out of the pan without them falling apart!

Plan B, ALWAYS  have a plan B!

Fortunately I had a bag of frozen Pigs In Blankets; some lovely dipping sauces of Ketchup, Hickory Farms Sweet Hot Mustard as well as their Cranberry Mustard. This is already a Tried & True hit with the Gals, so there ya go …

Another Kitchen Fail, S#|! Happens Sometimes

No really, stuff happens in the kitchen sometimes, you just can’t help it!  Ya gotta just roll with it and go with Plan B, always have a back plan.

The other morning I needed to get myself out the door to meet some gal-pals and wanted to put together an easy Brunch for DH.  I went with Costco Croissant Breakfast Sandwiches, simple enough.  I asked DH if he would like to have the Croissants toasted, “Sure”.

 

 

DANG IT!

I set them ON FIRE!

 

 

I’m still not use to this Gas Range and the Broiler, OH WELL.  DH did finally get something to eat.

Homemade Caramel Sauce, Kitchen Fail!

HA! 😀

Y’know, sometimes stuff  just happens in the Kitchen…

I saw on one of these new fangled social media thingys, Serious Eats Easy Caramel Sauce, Hmmm … I just got a carton of Tillamook Old Fashion Vanilla Ice Cream for the deep freeze (it is starting to get warm here in the middle of the desert 😉 ) and I do like Caramel Sauce.

It looked good

It smelled good

and it tasted GREAT!!

For dessert that night, I poured my homemade sauce over a nice parfait glass of creamy goodness and … the sauce froze up HARD AS ROCK!!!   😀

Oh well, the Ice Cream was good   😛

I gotta say, I do like Serious Eats, all of their recipes and videos, but this was my one and only fail from them.  I’m sure that I did something wrong along the way, sorry Kenji.

The Best Coconut Pound Cake, NOT!

I love anything Coconut, so I ordered a small bottle of Coconut Flavoring from King Arthur Flour, along with a new Bundt® Pan.

I found this recipe, “The Best Coconut Pound Cake”, on a social media site and figured I’d give it a go.

It sure smelled good and looked okay I guess.

I made the icing and toasted some Shredded Coconut to go on top.

I can’t say exactly why we didn’t care for this cake, we just didn’t.  One bite and unfortunately, it got chucked into the garbage can… it wasn’t even good enough to share with the next door neighbors, I didn’t want to subject them to this cake.

I’m not going to post the recipe nor the author of it, but I will say that this is the second recipe that I’ve tried of hers and both were FAILS!

Disappointing

Pot Pie Fail

You remember my post a while back about Pot Pie For My Husband, right?

Well, it’s been quite some time since I last made this uber yummy dish, so here we go…

Looks good Chicken Pot Pie

It looks good, but, hmmm.  I didn’t have any butter, so I used Vegetable Shortening instead.  As I was making the dough for the crust, it just didn’t feel right, y’know?

Chicken Pot Pie made with Crisco

It smelled heavenly!  I let is cool for a bit before we dove in …

Chicken Pot Pie

NOPE!  That’s a fail alright.  WAY  too crumble-y, not enough gravy and kinda dry inside.

SO!  Lesson learned.  Stick with what is already tried-and-true. But that’s okay, we all have an oops now and again.