4.01.2013

I Need To Detox. To Start, I'll Give Away A Juicer.

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Holy food overload people. I'm not sure if I did anything else this weekend aside from eat. I'm not kidding as I sit here doubled over moaning from the high consumption of sugar and all things horrible for me. Because I am assuming the majority of you are in the same shape I am tonight, It only seemed natural to start this week fresh by giving away this fabulous Omega J8004 Nutrition CenterNot into juicing you say? What about making fresh salsa, homemade pasta or your own peanut butter? The possibilities are endless with this little gem and I can't imagine a more perfect prize as we are entering the season of fresh produce and veggies! 
Now I just need to figure out if you can juice mac and cheese....
Kidding. I wouldn't think about doing that...for more than 10 minutes. 

On another note, I am so thankful to have teamed up with the ladies below...one of my favorite parts of blogging is collaborating and getting to know other ladies who enjoy this whole blogging thing as much as I do. Coming together on giveaways is such a fun way to do so (seriously--great friendships have been formed because of these)! 

Here's how to enter yo. Happy juicing everything and anything. 

mandatory entry: leave a comment below letting us know a meal or dish you prepared that didn't turned out as planned. (basically a recipe you butchered or one that left you disappointed)



for EASY additional entries: use the rafflecopter below!

(additional entries are a great way to increase your chances of winning this awesome prize)

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98 comments:

  1. i'd LOVE to have a juicer! di've been talking about getting one for a while now. also, just so happens that i did a blog post a while back about a total failure while trying to make a cake in a mug in the microwave (stupid pinterest for getting my hopes up for that one)

    http://www.beyondthestoop.com/2012/08/recipe-fail.html

    cheers :)

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  2. I really wanted sweet potato hash browns yesterday morning, but I ended up burning them...UGH! I'd love to win the juicer so I can get more fruits and veggies in my diet.

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  3. I tried to make chicken in the crock pot while I was at work. It was supposed to be 4 hours on high but I worked a 12 hour shift...it was a dried disgusting mess when I came home!

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  4. I tried making chicken pot pie (my husbands favorite) with no recipe. I had hard potatoes, burnt crust and some watery milky mess in the middle. We ordered pizza that night instead.
    I actually just posted about needing a juicer and then saw your post! Crazy! :)

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  5. We had a bonfire on Saturday night and made Pudgy Pies. Didn't turn out well at all.

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  6. For some reason I seem to be cursed when it comes to making soups, they never turn out well, but for some reason I keep trying new recipes to no avail. Awesome giveaway!

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  7. Um, what meal haven't I butchered? Maybe that one time I made chicken and my boyfriend was convinced I was trying to kill him because his chicken was somewhat raw. Whoops!

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  8. I got new canisters a few years back to keep Sugar, Flour, Etc on the counter in. Well I didn't label them and hadn't noticed that my husband had added salt to my sugar canister because he wanted to get the salt canister that was large out of our spice cabinet and out of the way. We made a cake before realizing what he had done. It was a strawberry cake.. that. I will never. forget the taste of. Being that he put the salt on top of the sugar it was all salt and no sugar for that recipe!! Don't try this at home kids.

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  9. The first time I tried to make a Mexican meal for my husband, I decided retried beans were the ticket. We had very limited kitchen supplies, so I tried to use our large stockpot (not sure why we hat THAT!) to make the beans....

    Scorched beans, burned arm from when I tried to take it off the burner fast, and beans all over the kitchen wall when I flung the pot across the room to do something... Maybe limit the burning by increasing the velocity of the beans?

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  10. Awesome giveaway!!

    I once thought I made this delicious stew. When we were eating it, something was off - I forgot all the spices, salt and pepper! So it was just meat and potatoes.

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  11. Awesome giveaway! The most recent meal I butchered was hashbrowns. The outside burnt to the pan, yet the inside was raw and mushy. It was terrible!

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  12. Pretty much anytime I try a baking recipe from Pinterest it is a fail. I tried making one of those rainbow cakes you always see on pinterest and it just turned out looking like a gross grayish colored cake!

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  13. I can't think of the last thing I completely butchered, but there have been a few! For example I once made cookies in college for super bowl and they caught on fire in the oven...

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  14. i butcher cookies ALL the time. guess i just wasn't meant to be a baker!

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  15. I tried making lemon pepper fish for my family one time, and it ended up being EXTREMELY too lemony. My sister said it was just a bar of lemon, and no one wanted to eat it. And I "paired it with" fresh green beans that were super waxy and they said tasted like a garden. And no one wanted to eat those either...

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  16. The first time I ever made brownies in my current apartment, they became rock hard. I wasn't used to that oven and it took forever to bake them...but not quite as "forever" as I left them. Like eating rocks...and yet, we still ate them?

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  17. I can normally salvage any recipes that do not turn out like I want them to, but one time I was asked to make a bowling ball birthday cake. After hours of molding the cake to look exactly how I wanted it to look, it rolled off of the plate into the floor. -__- Guess I should have thought that one through a little more...

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  18. I worked so hard to make these tiny, bite sized pies (in mini-muffin trays) with pie tops and everything, and then when I baked them, the tops just exploded right off of them ;)

    Jess
    Some Snapshots Blog

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  19. Awesome giveaway! Thanks for hosting!

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  20. You know the vodka pasta that Rachel Ray, swears you'll get an engagement out of? Yeah that was a fail. It didn't reduce enough and was pure vodka basically. The hubby swears if he would have finished his plate he would have been drunk and possibly would have proposed... again.

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  21. This is a great giveaway! My fiance and I made deviled eggs this weekend, and it didnt go so well. The eggs were a mess to peal and they just fell apart. Out of a dozen eggs, we only got a few deviled eggs that were savaged! But they were still delicious, just not the prettiest!

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  22. Anytime I invite my sister over for dinner, the food I cook turns out horrible!! I'm normally an ok cook - but that girl is like a bad omen to my kitchen.

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  23. I made probably the most horrific tomato soup ever the other day. Seems so simple, but goodness was it awful! I'm giving it another go this week though, so hopefully I have better results :)

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  24. I actually have a juicer from college that I love, but it is sadly on it's last leg (forget juicing anything harder than a tomato), so I've been on the prowl for an upgrade!

    I actually had a huge fail the first time I used it when I assumed any combination of fruits/veggies would wok together.Let me tell you, tomatoes and grapefruits were never meant to party together!

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  25. Great giveaway! Last fall I tried making chocolate covered strawberries. (Who can mess that up, right?) Well I had no idea that you need to have special chocolate to melt...so I used regular chocolate chips. Not one bit of that chocolate stuck to the dang strawberries. So we improvised...we ate a bit of strawberry, and then quickly spooned some chocolate into our mouth as well. Oops.

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  26. Black bean brownies... someone made them once for me and they were DELISH... I did it? A train wreck. Ugh... hopefully this wedding ring I get in May will come with cooking skills too ;)

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  27. I tried to make a Vegan pesto pasta and it turned out horrible!! The sauce was terrible and I totally under cooked the noodles - my husband still ate it because I think he felt really bad for me! :)

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  28. I made mac and cheese in a crock pot for a group of friends. I wanted it al dente style and bought store brand mac and cheese to make it. Well the macaroni melted that it wasn't even in its original form anymore and after I tasted it, I didn't want anyone else to taste it and threw it away. Fail

    marlana.yee@gmail.com

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  29. I am actually a pretty good cook and haven't had any disasters in a while, but I can ruin anything I bake!! I can't even make cookies from a mix...it's kind of pathetic. I love your blog, just started reading it!
    I posted some pics of my last baking mess up in this post:

    http://www.thepartygirlsguide.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-worlds-best-cookies.html

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  30. I was cooking baked potatoes in my oven and the glass dish shattered to a million pieces while in the oven. Glass baked potatoes anyone????

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  31. Ironically enough, mac and cheese. I was craving home made mac and cheese and it turned in to a dry lump of epic fail. :(

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  32. I have never successfully made risotto, but I really want to get it right! (I'd love the juicer, too, by the way!) :)

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  33. mmm...shrimp scampi...the white wine I used had apparently gone bad (oops)...it came out the bitterest, most disgusting thing you've ever put in your mouth...gagorama.

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  34. I tried making this orange juice dressing... well, the recipe didn't turn out how it was suppose to and orange juice boiled over... nothing worse than spilled burnt orange juice on your stove. LOL

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  35. mm.. i actually havent' really butchered anything recently /: it's kind of hard to when you focus on eating healthy (;

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  36. I tried making salmon one time... walked away from the pan for 2 minutes and came back to smoke everywhere and salmon that was caked to the pan. There was no getting it off. I ended up throwing the pan away. And we ate pizza that night... lol

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  37. since i have to be on a special diet for my health and even make healthy cookies... i converted a normal recipe to a healthy one.. but messed it up by putting 7 times the amount of baking soda in cookies.... they tasted like metal... the best part, I let them sit out for a while and my dad can in later and took one.. he spit it out in seconds and ran to the bathroom to brush his teeth. I guess thats what he gets for taking my cookies ;)

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  38. Would love a juicer! Definitely can't afford one this good!

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  39. I tried to make Gluten Free pigs in a blanket. So I mad Gluten free biscuits (which turned out like mush) and then put enough cheese to give someone a heart attack followed by half a hot dog. Needless to say I ate Rice Chex cereal for dinner. It was quite the mess and I really need Pillsbury to create a gluten free crescent roll!

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  40. i have been thinking about getting a juicer myself... i have a friend who just LOVES his and he has almost talked me into it... crossing my fingers!

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  41. I made a quinoa egg bake that I found on pinterest and it was so horrible! Yuck!

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  42. I've definitely ruined some simple boxed cake mixes by forgetting an ingredient-- whoops!

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  43. Definitely have to say the time I made curry and added in a bit too much chilli... Ouch, that didn't work out well at all! :D

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  44. Um... There have been a few. :) One of the worst was when I tried to make a "healthy" tuna noodle casserole switching the egg noodles for whole wheat noodles. Whole wheat noodles should be outlawed. I don't think they taste good with anything!

    I think that may have been the worst one. Pretty sure we ordered pizza after that. :)

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  45. I once tried making cinnamon cookies, but used CARDAMOM instead of cinnamon!! I didn't realize until I noticed a strange smell coming from the oven...I cried. Luckily, juicing is something that's hard to mess up :)

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  46. I was making homemade french fries one time and used 1T instead of 1t of salt. Needless to say...those went right in the trash!

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  47. Meatloaf - killed it! Haven't tried since. May never again :)

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  48. I usually make pretty good food unless I'm trying to cook for my boyfriend (who happens to cook very well), I think he thinks I'm full of it when I tell him about the most amazing dish I made when he wasn't home. My most recent was eggplant casserole. I'd never cooked with it before (and only eaten it like 3 three times) so I had no idea all those seeds meant it wasn't good anymore.

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  49. I tried to make salmon burgers once and it was a huge fail! The patties woudln't stay together to save my life, they broke all over the grill. I finally just piled the cooked meat on the burger with the rest of the condiments and they still just tasted like shit.

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  50. OMG I made pancakes this weekend and not only were they flat and rubbery, when I went to go pour syrup over them the ants had gotten into it and I did not realize it until I handed it to Spawn. Needless to say, my kids have told me never to make them pancakes again.

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  51. When I was a kid, my sister and I tried to make macaroni and cheese and used 1 cup of milk instead of 1/4 cup. We had already added the cheese so it was a total waste of a box of mac and cheese! Never made that mistake again!

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  52. Ok I have a good one. The recipe was for a traditional Greek desert that looks like a doughnut only it's fried and the dipped in honey and cinammon (yiam!). I should have known that something will go wrong when I read "SUPER-EASY" in the recipe title! Somehow I just don't get super easy recipes! A few burns and some hours later, they came out as a total failure that only my loving hubby ate out of pitty, I am sure :)

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  53. I tried to make mini cheesecakes for the boyfriend's family this Easter. ONE TIME the cake I made for some holiday came out good and now they think I'm Martha Stewart and ask me to bring dessert EVERY TIME. I found a recipe on Pinterest for mini cheesecakes that looked super duper cute and I headed to the food store. The directions said to use Nella Wafers, but to make sure to use regular instead of low-fat. Obviously, this seemed like a dumb direction so I ignored it. Well....they meant it because every single Nella Wafer in every single mini cheesecake floated to the top in the oven and made my cheesecakes look like lumpy sunny side up eggs. Needless to say, I went back to the grocery store, got myself a cheesecake and put it in my own dish and called it homemade. :)

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  54. I tried to make the butternut squash chili from Ohsheglows.com and mac and cheese for my boyfriend from a cookbook I had. Apparently my mountain of cheese still didn't make the macaroni and cheese cheesy enough, which goes to show you can never have too much cheese? and my butternut squash chili turned into a sad version of chunky campbells wannabe soup. This is why i stick to smoothies and basic recipes :) haha

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  55. I tried a chicken and dumplings recipe a couple of weeks ago and the dumplings were a weird texture and flavorless. Yuck! Not the comfort food I was hoping for.

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  56. I made an omelet once that was not fit for human consumption.

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  57. I've been pretty lucky in the kitchen (brown chicken brown cow) and the only disgusting dish that comes to mind was a vegan bean chili. No bueno. Meat is king.

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  58. Tried making Lasagna with homemade tomato sauce (bad idea- SO watery) sticking to store brought sauce after that mess on Easter.

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  59. in college, i literally never, ever cooked.... i didn't even know that you had to boil the water before putting pasta in so i just had the pasta in the unboiled water.... it turned out very mushy and soggy as you can imagine.

    lauren
    www.annacroswell.com

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  60. I cannot cook rice for the life of me. Everytime I try and cook with it, I end up burning it to the bottom of the pan. There are actual imprints of rice still at the bottom of one of my pots. IT'S BAD. rice = 1 me = o

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  61. I ruin a lot of meals. Because I get distracted mostly. I forget I'm boiling water for pasta and all the water evaporates. I burn things very often.

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  62. Awesome giveaway! Tried chicken and dumplings...ONCE...not sure if I'll ever attempt that again!

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  63. Ohhhh lawd, I NEED THIS! Do you know how many fresh fruits are in season right now? That's a trick question, because fresh fruit is always in season in Hawaii. Thanks for giving away such awesomeness! Also, you join Passionfruit and a week later they're sending emails out with your photo on them? YOU ARE AT SUPERSTAR STATUS (if you were wondering).

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  64. More than once I have came home very disappointed because I put a fabulous meal together in the crockpot and forgot to turn it on! Fail!!

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  65. BBQ chicken and veggies in the crock pot, something that I put in it did not go well for me. And it was so bad that the dog would not even eat it, and my house smelled when i got home

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  66. Crockpot lasagna :-( major fail. it sounded to good, too!

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  67. my chocolate cake..it stuck to the bottom of the pan

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  68. A few nights ago I attempted Fettuccine Alfredo. I over cooked the pasta, and burnt the chicken... Epic FAIL! It was pretty terrible and ended up in the trash.

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  69. I made a broccoli soup one time from an easy Rachael Ray cookbook and it turned out to be way too liquid-y. It tasted good, but the consistency was awful.

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  70. Last year I made a berry cobbler for work, and I tried a new recipe. Big mistake. I was up until 2am trying to get it right so I had something to bring in for my co-workers birthday! I ended up making three different cobblers that night...and of course, I served the one with the original recipe that I make all the time. Lesson learned, don't try a new recipe out on someone until you've done a test-run!

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  71. I've attempted several recipes I've found on Pinterest - some successful, some not so much. However, one in particular stands out in my mind. My in-laws were coming over and I decided (for some dumb reason) to try a new, Pinterest inspired recipe. It was apple infused, pork tenderloin. My in-laws ate it. I ate it. My husband ate it. But... not without some nasty/strange glances and my husband announcing that it smelled and looked like cat food.
    Fail. Big time fail.

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  72. About a year ago when I was still getting the hang of cooking, I tried to do a low-fat beef stroganoff from an Elie Krieger cookbook. My husband and I were newlyweds and I really wanted to have a nice dinner. Somehow it came out a complete mess...soupy and sloppy sauce, and tough, overcooked steak. Horrible!

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  73. The first time I tried to make Snickerdoodle cookies in college I ended up adding WAAAAY to much flour, I didnt know about the whole precise measurement thing when baking, they were pretttay prettay gross!

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  74. I made ..er, I tried to make She Crab Soup once buy failed at the soup part. I threw it in the fridge and decided it'd be a crab (krab?) salad instead, LOL.

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  75. I tried to make a tortilla soup recently and totally bombed it. Such an easy thing...not sure what I did wrong!

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  76. Spent hours on a cheesecake many years ago and didn't put enough tin foil around the spring form pan before I put it in the water bath. The whole crust was a soggy mess! So disappointing after hours of working on it:(.

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  77. I tried to substitute eggplant for the noodles in lasagna. It ended up in a major fail!

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  78. Basically anytime I make anything in the oven that doesn't fall under the "baking" category, it burns into a crisp. The baked veggies were probably the worst. They were 110% inedible.

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  79. I was making pumpkin pie, following the recipe off of the can, simple right! Well this girl mixed up the salt and the sugar and the pie turned out horrible!!!
    The juicer would be a great addition I'm my kitchen and maybe larger labels :)

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  80. I tried making gnocchi... I now leave that to the Italian food professionals. Absolute fail--and yet my boyfriend and I still ate it. What were we thinking?!

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  81. Worst.Fail.Ever. My bff's little girl comes over once a month for a slumber party with me, her favorite "aunt":) I decided to check out Pinterest for a little bit of recipe inspiration for a "kid friendly" meal (what else do you do at work all day?) so, I found one for a hot dog that you make to look like sea creatures, fun huh? So, you cut the hot dog to make "legs" then boil it, so it turns out to be an octopus. Or, if you are lazy like me, you decide that you could totally do e same in the microwave...why clean a dirty pot (hello?!?) microwaving ensues and I completely forget they are in there. They blow up around minute 2, and she starts crying that I have killed the octopus. Hot dog is everywhere and I have a crying child on my hands. Needless to say, now when she comes over, we order out.

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  82. I have learned that I can't really talk to people while baking. Once I was making cookies (a simple, not at all new recipe to me), and I completely left out the eggs. So flat and greasy? Fail.

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  83. Homemade chicken curry...let's just say the cornflour did not thicken the sauce as I had intended it to. Eww!! :(

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  84. Need this juicer! I made some chai cupcakes that, lets just say, were not the greatest....

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  85. I just tried a raspberry tart from marthastewart.com I couldn't find "Creme Fraiche" at the store so I substituted Greek Yogurt... big mistake. Tart in garbage!

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  86. Hmmm.. the only thing that comes to mind is the salad I prepared with edamame, not realizing you had to SHELL THEM.. so, we just sat around gnawing on the shells trying to figure out how in the heck people thought these were good?! After downing about 2 of them, FUZZY SHELLS AND ALL...we quit. ew.

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  87. Hmmmm, the big one that comes to mind was when I was making homemade chicken tetrazzini for the first time and it called for its own "rue" - yeah, I burned it (several times). I did finally master it and it's one of my favorite recipes (now).

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  88. Oh my goodness! I tried to make a "Hamburger Pizza" that called for spag sauce AND ketchup! I spent a lot of time on it so I made my family eat it. The kids cried and my hubby gagged! Never again!

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  89. I tried to make homemade red velvet cupcakes one day with homemade cream cheese icing... Bad idea. I don't think people realize how flippin HARD red velvet cupcakes are to make without using the premade crap. Needless to say they were not sweet and were borderline repulsive, but everyone who tried one told me they were delicious (I appreciated their lies).

    I plan to master them one day. Maybe this juicer is fancy enough to pop them out itself? I'd like to find out :)

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  90. I tried to make homemade fettuccine alfredo. It tasted like noodles and flour but I ate it anyways

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  91. I made a carrot cake once that was totally burnt on the top but soggy on the inside. Threw that recipe right in the trash!

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  92. I was home alone...needed to finish cooking for a big dinner I was having that night for some friends...wanted to make this beautiful cauliflower popcorn recipe....Turmeric?? What's that??? Well...in the picture the color kinda looked like the color of soy sauce. So that has to be an appropriate substitute, right?!? WRONG!! It tasted like %@#% and we still laugh about it...years later! (and yes....I have since learned what turmeric is and have bought it...and made the recipe successfully!!!!)

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    1. Whoops...didn't know my name would show up like this - this is Barbara :) Have a good day!

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  93. I tried to make brownies once. It seemed like a perfectly legit idea, and the recipe came from Martha Stewart and wasn't hard at all so come on. They turned out awful, really and truly inedible. Like a brick made of chocolate. Not only were they hard, they tasted awful. My mother (who is an excellent cook) decided that maybe I just made them wrong, so she gave it a go using the same recipe and somehow her's were even worse. Now I'm wary of all of poor Martha's recipes (probably totally unfairly so)

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  94. Multiple baking catastrophes! Accidentally mixing up baking soda with baking powder, and more often than not, burning things:(

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  95. Cauliflower pizza crust.... YUCK!

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  96. Growing up my mom would always make traditional swiss fondue in the colder months. I had helped her make it several times, but once tried making it solo. I am still not sure what I did, but it never quite emulsified and I was left with a chunky mess with blobs of oil. Not good let alone edible. I have since made it several times successfully but never forget the one time I botched it so badly.

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