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Mine would be when my brother and I decided to make dinner. It was soup with a load of veg and herbs. The recipe stated something like 2.5 teaspoons of Parsley, but we messed up and added 2.5 tablespoons. We thought we were the next Gordon Ramsey and Gregg Wallace, but our Mum said it tasted like we had run a leaf under the outside tap.

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  • My mother had a whole chicken on to boil in order to make stock, soups, etc. We left to go on to a museum of some sort and she forgot to turn the burner down to low. It stayed on high, boiled over all the water, burnt the chicken and stovetop, made the house smoky (but thankfully not on fire) and we assume it was like this for the entirety of our outing. We get home, drop off our neighbors kid, and in a field next to our house, we found our dog rolling around trying to get the smoke smell off of him I assume. And this was a red flag because the temperature was hovering around freezing that day and our dog hates the cold. He must have decided to jump his fence and escape before the house caught on fire. We get inside, the smoke alarms are going off like crazy, the smoke is so thick you can't see anything in front of you. My mom takes the pot off the stove, sets it on the grass outside, and removes the lid. It explodes with a literal pillar of fire coming out of the pot. The house smelled bad for months. We had to repaint, any clothes not in dresser drawers were basically unusable, we bought all kinds of cleaning supplies, air fresheners, at even some rocks that supposedly take the odor out of the air. It was horrible. The smell got better but we would still notice it if we came back from running errands or being on a trip. The funny thing is, that next week, I was cooking chicken on a skillet for tacos or something and I burned that too, causing some PTSD from the first incident.

    TL;DR: My mother burnt chicken very badly and the next week I did too, causing the house to smell like chicken smoke for months.

      10 days ago
    • Wow, thankfully it didn't create a fire. I don't know if would ever be able to eat chicken again! I can't imagine the horrible smell. This is 10/5 !!

        10 days ago
    • It took a while for us to start cooking chicken again๐Ÿ˜‚

        10 days ago
  • I had a few bake fails: a bread that was hard as a rock, burnt cakes, burnt meringue, egg scramble instead of custard. In a savory filling, I added anise instead of oregano ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ.

      10 days ago
    • What happens if you add anise?

        9 days ago
    • Anise has a sweet licorice like taste, it can even taste a bit medicinal if concentrated. It is a flavor that does not go well with a filling made of olives, beef, and onions. My filling ended up tasting like salty licorice, horrible ๐Ÿ˜.

        9 days ago
  • It actually happened yesterday, had a sweet tooth going on (even though I'm on the Keto diet) and found this video on YouTube, yum, looks just like a sweet tooth satisfier alright. I think in my haste to have a sweet dessert as fast as possible, either she switched the egg yokes that should have been egg whites or I did (though I'd much rather blame the video for my mistake, haha). The base chocolate for the cake came out much much thinner than what the video showed, not even remotely stackable for the fluffy chocolate cream filling, disappointed I stopped right there, never made any chocolate cream filling for it and just took my half inch chocolate base cake and chopped it all up (like an angry Gordon Ramsey would), put the chocolate cake crumbles in a bowl and put some no sugar caramel on top, it wasn't the outcome I expected but it filled the sweet tooth bill all the same!

      10 days ago
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