16 Sep

Fail/Win: Easter Chicks Deviled Eggs

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A failed attempt at Easter Chicks Deviled Eggs

Pin Reaper: Dawn

Original Inspiration: http://pinterest.com/pin/44965696249675088/, via http://www.mrsfields.com/blogs/blog/2012/04/recipe-deviled-chicks


What I Did: This is a Win/Fail. My chicks came out cute, it is easier to do a straight across cut than the jagged edge look. The ‘fail’? Took them to a huge picnic. Lots and lots of people. Was NOT expecting to take home most of them because of people ‘grossed out’ at the prospect of eating deviled eggs the shape of chicks. All that work for nothing.

My Result:

pinterest fail deviled egg chicks

Next Time I Will:  Probably won’t make them again, will stick with traditional.



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15 Sep

Fail: Praline Paste

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Pin Reaper: milchmädchen

My Blog: http://milchmaedchen-milchmaedchen.blogspot.de/

Original Inspiration: http://pinterest.com/pin/68609594295820499/, via http://foodfortorte.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/praline-paste.html


What I Did: The first time, it ruined my food processor. Recently I ended up with… this. Don’t know, WHEN exactly it should have turned into a paste, but this time I preferred to stop BEFORE ending up with a burnt and broken processor again.

My Result:

pinterest fail praline paste

Next Time I Will:  Buy a better food processor…?! Though I already managed to turn nuts into nutspread…





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14 Sep

Fail: Dried Strawberries, Part 7

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Dried Strawberries Part 1
Dried Strawberries Part 2
Dried Strawberries Part 3
Dried Strawberries Part 4
Dried Strawberries Part 5
Dried Strawberries Part 6

Pin Reaper: Kristin S

My Blog: http://pinterestventure.blogspot.com/

Original Inspiration: http://pinterest.com/pin/299419075196406016/, via http://www.theworldwidegourmet.com/recipes/dried-strawberries-ruscalleda/


What I Did: Ha! The link promises they taste like candy and are better than Twizzlers (which happens to be my favorite candy)!?!?

I followed the directions, except my strawberries were HUGE so I cut them into smaller pieces. I left one smaller one whole so I could make sure I didn’t “ruin” them by cutting them. I baked them for 3 hours at 210 degrees like it said…. and they turned out still juicy and mostly very sour and a horrible texture! Very disappointing. Even my daughter who loves strawberries wouldn’t eat them because they were “too sour” and she wanted a fresh one.

My Result:

pinterest fail oven dried strawberries

Next Time I Will:  They might have tasted better if I would have left them in a lot longer so they were more gummy like other “dried” fruits? Maybe my oven temp isn’t correct. Something went terribly wrong, and they turned out like this…. half cooked, soggy strawberries.





13 Sep

User Error Fail: Mini Corn Dogs

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Pin Reaper: Kari

Original Inspiration: http://pinterest.com/pin/29414203789838049/, via http://www.momontimeout.com/2013/08/easy-homemade-kid-friendly-mini-corn-dogs/


What I Did: Corn dogs sounded like something I could make cheaper by making at home that my kids would eat. I used some corn muffin mix instead of the website recipe because it was cheap and simple.

My Result:

pinterest fail easy homemade corn dogs

Next Time I Will:  Next time (if there is on) I will follow the recipe exactly!!




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12 Sep

Fail: Green Tea Coconut Milk Ice Cream

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Pin Reaper: Dominique and Melanie

My Blog: http://www.kellylanley.typepad.com/skinnygirls/

Original Inspiration: http://pinterest.com/pin/63543044715820429/, via http://www.theroastedroot.net/green-tea-coconut-milk-ice-cream/


What I Did: Healthy Green Tea Ice Cream with only 3 ingredients?? How could this possibly go wrong? Followed the directions EXACTLY. A little Matcha Powder – which was $25 for a little teeny tiny can! Two cans of coconut milk, and some Agave syrup.
We should have know it was going to be gross when it started to boil and it already smelled awful. But we soldered on…. put our smelly concoction in the icecream maker…15 minutes later we had ourselves a bowl of GREEN STINKY FISH SOUP! Epic Fail.

My Result:

pinterest fail green tea coconut milk ice cream

Next Time I Will:  Went down the drain… maybe less (MUCH LESS) matcha powder.