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The Hot Mess Life

September 19, 2010

*Le Sigh

I love to cook and I love to bake.  Not for my own good, no no, I do it because I want to make others go oohhh and ahhhh .  It is for purely selfish reasons, please read here.

Not to brag, I have made some yummy dishes.  Baked some melt in your mouth cookies, made some killer cinnamon rolls and I do make a pretty mean lasagna.  Unfortunately, not all my cooking comes out, shall we say, good.

I try not take pictures of those mishaps, because, well, because I like things to be pretty, and let me tell you these mishaps are definitely not pretty.

Such as tonight, I burnt some bread.  (I found this recipe from Pioneer Woman and was so excited to try it.)  Yes, yes, we have all burned bread left in the oven too long.  I literally burned the bread, like fire, flames and smoke.  I did not realize how hot I had turned my broiler, and whadda ya'know?  The bread was on FIRE.  Yes, my friends, I was actually burning the bread.  Le Sigh.

I have also burned bacon so much to a crisp that, if you picked up a piece it would disintegrate into dust in your fingers. I did take a picture of that.  Le Sigh.

I have forgotten to put cinnamon in my cinnamon rolls.  So all I had were sugar/butter rolls. (I am hanging my head in shame as I type this sentence.)

I have burned (most of my bad food stories involved burning, if you haven't noticed) the bottom of cookies so much that they were like rocks and you couldn't even bite into them. Le Sigh.

I just chalk this all up as part of the learning process, and will keep on trying new recipes and working on my skills in the kitchen. One day, I will not burn my baked goods or set bread on fire.

I hope. 


  1. What a lucky husband! :) hehehe J/K! I remember your mom's cooking...and it was AMAZING! I'm sure she had some doozies too. We'll have to have a potluck so I can make pies and cakes and you can make lasagna! :)

  2. Found you on Mingle Monday, love a bread burning soul sister!
    I inherited from my mom, she never (and I mean NEVER) makes toast without burning it.

  3. You CRACK ME UP! Poor poor burnt bread!

    Better luck next time... darn broiler! xo

    Thanks for stopping by Mingle Monday as usual! Can't wait to see your review on which blogs you visited!


  4. Hi from Mingle Monday!! This was hilarious, I've been known to burn while baking too! :)
    I love your blog- so cute!

  5. I am in the process of teaching myself to bake, and I have had some unfortunate experiences as well. Last night I tried to make Martha Stewart's 7 minute frosting... and failed. It was not a pretty sight. Keep it up, you'll figure it out! (Until then, blame your oven, I do that).
    And I quite adore that last pic with the cookie cutter!

  6. Hi Karen! Just visiting from Mingle Monday. I guess we all have our little kitchen mishaps, don't we? But, yes, it is all part of the learning process. Doesn't Rachel Ray always say that she is not a baker because she frequently manages to burn the bread? BTW, your blog is beautiful. I really love the background. Cheers!

  7. I think when it comes to cooking we all have our things we are good at, and other things we aren't so good at lol.

  8. Thanks for all the support my friends! Maybe, one day, my kitchen will be a burn free kitchen, 'till then I shall keep hope alive!


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