(Closed) Share your Cooking Mishaps

posted 7 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Just a few weeks ago I put baked potatos in the oven while Darling Husband made steaks on the grill.  I forgot to poke holes in them, while Darling Husband and I were sitting on the couch *BOOM* comes from the oven, then again – oops, the potatos blew up in the oven.  It took me forever to scrape the potato carcuses out of my oven.Embarassed

Post # 4
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274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@Silverblade: Wow, how did you clean that up??!

I don’t have any pics, but Fiance and I tried making falafels once, except we didn’t heat the oil hot enough before putting in the balls of chickpeas.  They fell apart, absorbed all of the oil, and became mush.  I didn’t eat any, but Fiance ate a couple of spoonfuls, gross.

Another time, Fiance tried making my banana nut bread, except instead of a teaspoon of salt, he put in a tablespoon.  Yep, that was one salty bread.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I am a good cook and I bake really well too but I always use white or chocolate frosting on cakes well This year for his birthday I had SO pick the cake mix and frosting and he picked cream cheese frosting in a can so I thought ok fine I baked the cake frosted it and put the cake lid on it (I looked at the can and it said to put the left over frosting in the fridge nothing about the cake) SO ate the cake the first night and it was fine and said that he liked it well the next night he went to eat some and I saw that it didnt look right so I told them not to eat it but he did and got so sick. I felt horrible and so stupid that I didnt know I had to put it in the fridge. Needless to say no more baking with cream cheese frosting ever again for me

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

So, I hate chopping onions. HATE. My eyes water like someone just died; it’s really embarrassing. Anyway, usually Mr. S chops the onions for me if I’m making something where I need them (and since I make a lot of Indian food, I frequently need chopped onions), but one day I was making dinner before he got home and I decided, rather than suffer through the watery eyes that would make the rest of the meal difficult to put together, I’d chop the onions in the food processor. Brilliant, right? Well, my brain was apparently off that night, because I put the peeled onion into the COFFEE GRINDER. “How weird that it has coarse and fine settings! And I don’t know WHY we bought such a small capacity processor!”

Me = dumbass, sometimes.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

If you soak the pan in dawn, vinegar, and water it should soften it a ton and be able to clean it with a magic eraser sponge.  Darling Husband burns my baking dishes all the time so I have become a champ at getting that stuff off.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Elle_Neotoma: Good sqeeze of dawn, several TBLS of vinegar and fill with water.  You may have to soak a few times but I swear by it.  I got it from Hints with Heloise.

 @spaniel: If you keep rinsing the onion under water while you are cutting it, that will reduce they watery eye.  It is the juice that makes the eyes water.  I saw that on the cooking channel, it doesn’t stop it but it really does reduce it.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

ive set fire to a number of things on the stove…. tea towel, tupperware, toast, boiled a pot dry more than once – hubby installed a fire blanket and smoke alarm

Post # 12
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Newbee

@tksjewelry: I’ve done the same thing! When I first moved out, I put a potato in the oven and forgot to poke holes in it. After some time I raeched in with my oven mit to see if it was finished and boom! it exploded right in my face! It didn’t burn me, but boy was it a bitch to clean up.

 

I’m a pretty good baker, but when I first started I made a few mistakes. One time I was making cookies. I put parchment paper on the pan, added the cookies and put in the oven. I noticed the parchment paper was really hanging over the side of the pan, and I thought it would catch on fire. So I took some scissors and gently cut off the part hanging off. However, before I could catch the loose piece, it fell to the bottom and really did catch on fire! It crumpled and went out immediately, but it still scared me! LOL

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

A few years ago, I was cooking Fiance an omelette in a new frying pan we had picked up at the store that day. I was letting the omelette brown up a little on one side when I noticed a really weird, acrid smelling wafting into the living room. I went into the kitchen to see what was going on to see a steady plume of blueish smoke pouring out from under the frying pan.

Yeah, I totally forgot to remove the giant sticker covering the bottom of the pan. Omelette: Ruined. Lungs: Possibly poisoned. Oops!

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