For a laugh, or maybe a, kind of a “beware of this” section. I could st art with “recipes” that dates hve made to try to “impress” me…
that would be hysterical !
better yet - include the horror stories of some past dates!!! OMG!!!
How about the recipes you really like and ask for a copy only to have someone “accidently on purpose” leave out an ingredient or two. That would certainly qualify, wouldn’t it?
This is a true story -
A woman at work brought in Italian cheese bread her gram had made. Everyone asked for the recipe - she writes down:
7 to 8 c. flour
27 cakes or yeast
4 T. salt
that was all we had to see - 27 cakes of yeast and 4 T. salt! and she insisted that is what was in that one loaf of bread! You can tell - she never baked a loaf of bread in her life!
I didn’t bother reading any of the ingredients after that - but we had a good laugh over it.
Someone in my family who shall remain nameless (SIL) always says her recipes are family secrets. Like we’re not all family! If you do get a recipe from her, better check the ingredients or at least question them. She kinda has a habit of “accidently on purpose” leaving out one or more key ingredient like marieann2001 said. I try to verify it elsewhere before making due to past experiences.
She is a good cook, just not a really sharing one.
When I was first learning to cook - I wanted to make an Indian dish that my husband loved. It called for 4 cloves og garlic. Just assuming that a clove was one head I used all four heads of garlic - of course you can just guess what happen - to this day everone reminds me to go lightly on the garlic
You never know - there are some real garlic lovers out there!!!
I come from a family of garlic eaters!
4 heads of garlic would certainly keep the vampires and fleas away. A section like that would certainly be entertaining.
When my brother got married his new wife did NOT know how to cook. Well, being a wonderful woman and wanting to make brownies for my brother, she thought scratch would be better than a mix. Well the brownie recipe called for 1/2 cup of cocoa, but the recipe she had gotten from a friend at work was written as 1-2 c instead of a slash or using the words. Well not knowing , she put 1 1/2 cups of cocoa thinking that that was half way between 1 & 2 cups. Needless to say the brownies were very chocolatey. Fortunately she had a good sense of humor and they and our family got a good laugh. Well she and I had a 101 coarse along with a Better Homes and Garden cookbook. My mother was not a real good cook, and I had a real desire to learn to cook and started cooking when I was about 8. Both of my grandmothers were great cooks and were thrilled to teach me. Well that was 35 years ago and she is now a very good cook and can make a killer brownie.
I have Multiple Sclerosis and am now at home and am always trying to make short cuts for my favorite recipes. I am having so much fun looking at recipes and reading the replies. I still love to cook and now have the time, which is good as it takes me longer to do things these days.
Y’all have a great day and remember the Lord will always give you the strength you need to accept changes in your life and He will always hold you in His hands.
You talk about bad cooks!! Here’s a true one for you…
My Godmother (of all people) who couldn’t boil water - wanted to impress the world when cake mixes first came out. She purchased a box of chocolate cake mix and a box of chocolate frosting. Thinking she could fool everyone and say it was homemade - she proceeded to make both mixes at the same time. Well didn’t she pour the frosting into the pans and bake 2 8-inch rounds of frosting!! Still not knowing what she did - she tried to make it look good by frosting it with the batter!!!
This post seems to have become the Worst Recipes Ever section on it’s own .
Maybe I should move it or make it sticky and you guys can have a blast.
Here’s another true story -
At the age of two I was destined to be a cook!
I wanted a slice of bread which I proceeded to top with grapes and ketchup!
(pssst! - don’t tell Ron - he may take away my “moderator” status!)
And I ate it!
And - to this day - I love a fresh - still warm from the oven - glazed cake donut with ketchup! - Don’t knock it 'til you try it!! (even better with a large kosher dill on the side)
And the best dip for potato chips and pretzels - chocolate pudding.
And the best dip for apple or pear slices - pistachio pudding.
But then again - I love frozen orange juice concentrate - still frozen - and eaten with a spoon.
I worked with a young Filipina and we had a potluck party. She brought some very nice light rice cakes called putos. I asked if she would give me the recipe, which she finally did. I made them and they came out like art gum erasers. I saw her older sister and told her my problem and asked what I did wrong. She said “What you did wrong is to ask my sister because she doesn’t know how to cook.” Her mother had made the putos.
My first Mother-in-law told me a story of the first Thanksgiving dinner that she prepared. The turkey was stuffed exactly how she bought it (yes, liver, gizzards, paper, etc.) and she baked a double crust pumpkin pie. Needless to say, I didn’t feel threatened in the kitchen.
Hope all is well with everyone. I’ve been very busy with my boat business and haven’t had the opportunity to hang out on this site. Miss the interaction!