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Old 05-26-2014, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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I can remember my youngest daughter making Spaghetti sauce when she was about 10 years old.

Well she called it spaghetti sauce. It did have tomatoes and Garlic in it.

Did it ever have garlic in it. The recipe called for 4 cloves of Garlic. She thought an entire bulb was a clove.
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Old 05-26-2014, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Pac. NW
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When I was a kid still living at home I used to make Chocolate Chip Cookies, with a "twist".

I'd dye the cookie dough with green food coloring, then dribble red over it. It looked positively gross.

My mom used to go ballistic.

Even though they tasted great, no one else would even touch them.
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Old 05-26-2014, 02:23 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Does incorrectly making a Marie Callender's Pot Pie count for this?
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Old 05-26-2014, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Coconut macaroons. I made them 2 years ago around the holidays and did not use parchment paper. They stuck to the pan so bad I threw the pan and cookies out.
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:04 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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I made pancakes once that were terrible, I guess I didn't put in the right amount of ingredients or I didn't mix it enough because taking a bite out of them left a pile of powder in your mouth. I hated to waste them so I threw one out to my dog and saw him pick it up in his mouth and when I looked out the window a few seconds later it was gone. I figured he liked it so I put the rest in his bowl. Later that day I was taking the trash out and noticed his bowl was empty and figured at least they didn't go to waste. But when I walked around the side of the house I saw every one of them hidden in the tall grass up against the fence. He didn't want to hurt my feelings so he pretended to eat them.
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:07 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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I made pancakes once that were terrible, I guess I didn't put in the right amount of ingredients or I didn't mix it enough because taking a bite out of them left a pile of powder in your mouth. I hated to waste them so I threw one out to my dog and saw him pick it up in his mouth and when I looked out the window a few seconds later it was gone. I figured he liked it so I put the rest in his bowl. Later that day I was taking the trash out and noticed his bowl was empty and figured at least they didn't go to waste. But when I walked around the side of the house I saw every one of them hidden in the tall grass up against the fence. He didn't want to hurt my feelings so he pretended to eat them.
LOL!! That's one of the funniest things I've ever heard. How cute.
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:13 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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I had made Ina Garten's version of Beef Bourguignon once and it turned out good. The next time I made it, I had apparently gotten ahold of a different recipe. The first time I made it, it seemed like it had called for about a cup or two of red wine. I guess it must have been a typo or something, but this recipe called for a whole BOTTLE of wine. Didn't sound right to me, but I went ahead and did it anyway.

Inedible.
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Old 05-26-2014, 11:06 PM
 
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I just remembered another recipe, this was one my ex-husband made. He loved eggnog and he loved pancakes so he made pancakes with eggnog and maple syrup on top of it. Did I mention he was diabetic? This one sent him to the hospital. In my defense, I was at work when he did this.
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Old 05-26-2014, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Newark, DE
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The worst fiasco I've had was trying to cook turtle soup after finding a live snapping turtle. Nobody explained the nuances of cleaning a turtle, and the recipe didn't share. I promise you, I didn't do it right and I'll never forget the smell! All I have to do is mention turtle soup and my family turns pale.
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Old 05-26-2014, 11:47 PM
 
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I just remembered something that happened about 13 years ago. I had spent the weekend with friends and we stayed home that Saturday night but had a few too many adult beverages.
The next morning (Sunday), their youngest child decided to make us coffee which he did. He was so proud (he was 9) and he carefully filled our cups and brought each of us our coffee and even put the cream and sugar in mine for me.

OMGoodness we took one drink of that coffee and dang near died, in his young wisdom he filled the entire basket on the drip 12 cup coffeemaker with coffee.
That coffee was so thick a spoon could have stood up straight in it.
We did not want to hurt his feelings so we muscled our way through that cup and asked him if he would like to make us another pot. We told him all he had to do was add enough water to fill the current pot which he did.
After about 5 pots of coffee made with the same grounds it was diluted enough to actually taste close to coffee.
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