We've all had them... disasters, bloopers, mishaps, mistakes in the kitchen or while cooking. Let's share our funny stories with each other... makes me feel less like a dope to realize that others have mishaps while cooking too. This is just a light hearted group to share stories to give us all a laugh.
Jan 7, 2014
Jul 26, 2013
My husband and I have recently moved from Austin area to Dallas area, into a house that is all electric; I have always used gas range. I just can't seem to get the timing right....for example, when a recipe says to bring to a boil, then, turn down to simmer....the burner stays hot and the pot has to be moved off of it. I have set off the smoke alarm several times, causing the security co. to call, and I have to explain that I am on a "learning curve" with my new electric range. Last weekend, the butter began smoking as I was cutting onions to saute; I quickly removed the skittet, started the fan, opened the back door but, the alarm sounded. I went to the panel and turned it off. My husband walked in from the garage with his cell phone at his ear and asked what happened. Then, I heard the sirens. My husband said, "it's a good thing we don't need them." But the sirens got louder and I saw the fire truck in front of our house! My husband went out to explain that we had cancelled. The security had called my cell phone but, I had left it in the bedroom so, didn't hear it so, they called the fire dept., then my husband's cell phone. The firemen had just received the cancellation call. SHEESH!!! SO EMBARRASSING!!!
Jan 16, 2013
Dec 29, 2012
Dec 6, 2012
One day when my eight-year old grand-daughter was with me, she wanted to bake something,and I decided it would be easiest in the time we had to make a cake using a cake mix. After placing the cake pans in the oven, wouldn't you know my eyes came upon a bottle of vegetable oil still sitting on the counter with a dry measuring cup! She was giggling and we were both amazed that the cake was baked and looked and tasted like it should after all. Of course she was amused when I "fessed-up to leaving out an ingredient in the cake" when we served it to her mom and dad. Oh well, we had fun baking together in any case.