Category Archives: Fail

Beef hot pot

I have a confession to make. I have a small addiction to my slow cooker. Nothing makes me happier than walking in the door from work and having dinner 90% done.   This affection for cook-while-I’m-gone meals leads me on an eternal quest to pack my recipe file with crock pot recipes. I’m looking for […]

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Boozy bread pudding

It’s clear that a recipe is destined to make the “Fail” list when in the midst of eating it Hubster educates me how rocket fuel is made… as in “Did you know that this (this being cooking down alcohol) is how they make rocket fuel?” A quick Google search can neither confirm nor deny Hubster’s rocket fuel recipe, but […]

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Roasted fennel and cod

This is the latest edition of “well that didn’t work” (I promise to find a good name for this column at some point), but it’s actually the recipe that finally tipped the scales to make this column a reality. It is incredibly frustrating to labor over a meal that is lackluster. It really galls me […]

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Cilantro pesto pizza

If you’re at all adventurous in the kitchen, you know that not every recipe is going to work. Things that sounds great together sometimes just aren’t. It’s frustrating to spend time on a meal only to sit down and say, “Meh. It’s alright.” While I wish I had some kind of superhuman talent to scout […]

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