Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Just as a reminder. Sometimes we suck at cooking. In the last two weeks, I have:

- Badly cut my finger right before a dinner party while chopping things. (And then our guests arrived, and then the coat rack fell off the wall, and then my bandage fell off, and then the chicken was dry...)
- Tried to boil water. But forgot to put water in the pan.
- Tried to make coffee. But forgot the filter.
- Made some squash go on fire. Fortunately, we don't have a smoke alarm in our apartment in der Schweiz?
- Made some food that kind of sucked.
- Bought a carrot at the market and said "ein Karotte!" and was corrected with "einE Karotte." That's less a cooking fail and more a stupid-German-with-their-gendered-nouns-fail


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Peanut Butter Chocolate Awful

Trying to rush a cake, never a good idea:

At least it tasted good.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Updates and Disasters

When I make a pie, there are often lots of pie crust scraps left over. My mom always used to take these, sprinkle them with cinnamon and sugar, and then bake them up. Quite tasty. I recently made a pie (it turned out great, forunately) and I decided to bake up the pie crust scraps "just like mom used to make them".

Except that I forgot about them in the oven.

FAIL. I think my mom had to throw away the baking sheet!

Sunday, December 6, 2009


Hey anyone who still reads this! no longer exists. If you ever have a suck story to tell, you will now need to go to

Oh, and a little while ago I left the oven on for half the day.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Powdered Sugar

This isn't so much of a cooking disaster, but more of a long term fail on my part. The problem is powdered sugar. Specifically, I have this mental dysfunction such that whenever I walk into a grocery store, I suddenly find myself thinking "Hmm... I think we are out of powdered sugar. I better get some more."

Never mind the fact that I had that same thought last week and we have plenty of powdered sugar as result. This process continues until we have 3-4 pounds of the stuff stock-piled in the pantry and Amy is threatening to start sifting the stuff into my laptop if I don't stop.

And the thing is, I hardly ever use powdered sugar in the first place. It's not like flour and regular sugar, where I can reliably go through a bag in a couple weeks. I use powdered sugar a couple of times in a YEAR.

I don't know if there is a cure for this disease. But if you need to borrow some powdered sugar, let me know.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

When removing a pan of brussel sprouts from the oven, do not accidentally grab the rack and tilt backwards. If you do so, the pan of brussel sprouts will slide towards the back of the oven and flip over. If you're lucky (like me), a few delicious, roasted brussel sprouts will remain in the pan for future consumption.

Ironically, this happened about 2 minutes after I told Tommy how his awesome wife had made an awesome dinner. Roasted brussel sprouts -- fail (although the ones we were able to eat were excellent). Corn bread muffins -- pass. BBQ ribs -- pass.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Doomed Macaroons

After a few weeks of sustaining ourselves on sugary cookies and large amounts of alcohol, we decided to institute a "health week" of sorts. I've was searching on the internet for creative recipes that are still healthy when I came across this one for Coconut Macaroons that seemed pretty straight forward and sans all the fatty (read: delicious) ingredients. It also only made four macaroons - so snacking on the remainder of a two dozen batch for the next week wouldn't be an option. And, of course, in the picture they were quite attractive.

My Mistakes, in Order:
1. Thinking that a tasty AND healthy version of macaroons exists
2. Not greasing the pan
3. Obviously something went WAY wrong with the chocolate drizzle. Im guessing we need to use the double boiler method instead of the microwave method.
4. Serving these ugly little wads of coconut and chocolate anyway. Even with only four in the recipe, we still had leftovers - and they went in the trash!