Category Archives: FAIL

Antoinetta Pelligrina Pica’s Shrimp Scampi

And now a quick take–it’s Antoinetta Pelligrina Pica’s Shrimp Scampi! Well, few recipes get easier than that! I made a serving for 1. So I went with a 1/4 pound shrimp and adjusted the amount of the other ingredients accordingly. … Continue reading

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Bisquick Impossible Brownie Pie

December 8 is (was) National Brownie Day! Please accept my apology for this late post, but I went home this weekend for “Thanksgiving.” On actual Thanksgiving, I was in Baltimore at a Friendsgiving and my parents, bro, and SIL were … Continue reading

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Twin Peaks Tuesday: Official Twin Peaks Cherry Pie

Today is the day! I should be receiving my Twin Peaks box in the mail this afternoon. Needless to say, I am very excited. Plus, for this final Twin Peaks Tuesday I’ve saved the best for last: the official Twin Peaks … Continue reading

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Canape CanaPleaseTellMeThatDidn’tHappen

Dear friends, yet again I am serving up a dish that I can’t really tell you much about. So I am just going to use these canapes as an excuse to further illustrate the clusterfuck that is my love life. I … Continue reading

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Friday Fail: Caesar Salad Parmesan Cups

Don’t get too excited. I didn’t make those, but aren’t these just the cutest things ever? Caesar Salad in a crispy Parmesan shells!  I love Caesar Salad so these piqued my interest immediately. The dish was sold as easy and … Continue reading

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64. Ham and Cheese Fondue

When I returned to Baltimore from Christmas in Pittsburgh, I did so with a big ziploc bag full of Xmas Eve ham. One woman can eat only so many ham sandwiches so I cubed a large portion and put it in … Continue reading

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114. Cold Appetizers–Thanksgiving Snicky Snack Celebration!

Are you sick of turkey? Well I am for only one reason: The Great Deep Fried Turkey Fiasco of 2011 (all I’m going to say is that if you promise to save some fried turkey for Cleveland, it best be there … Continue reading

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90. Scallops in Chafing Dish

This was a fail. Is it wrong for me to just, right off the bat, say that? Does that just kill the suspense and you’ll stop reading right now? Well, I’ll take that chance. Let’s see how I got there. … Continue reading

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116. Vanilla Bavarian Cream

I went back home to my beloved Pittsburgh for Labor Day weekend, so I’ve been off the grid. But don’t worry, although I wasn’t out and about on the Interwebs, I was still cooking. The weather was absolute crap when … Continue reading

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4. Fish Steaks With Herbs (and the Vegas Hiatus)

The blog was on hiatus for a bit because I went to Vegas. So I’m going to take #4 as an opportunity to ramble on about my trip. If you are here solely for the fish dish, you’re gonna have … Continue reading

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