Epic Failure – Salisbury Steak

Salisbury Steaks - Epic Failure

The other week Dana saw a recipe in one of her favorite gossip magazines for Salisbury Steak. The pictures looked great and I figured lets try it.  I have never tried to make Salisbury steak, so I figured a recipe in a celebrity gossip magazine would be a great start, right? Haha.  The fact that … Read moreEpic Failure – Salisbury Steak

Epic Failure – Sun-dried Tomato Tilapia

Epic Failure - Sun Dried Tomato Tilapia

Even a food blogger has an epic failure every once in a while.  I have found that these posts get the most interest.  Maybe it is because it shows that even bloggers have faults.  I have no idea.  However, today is one for the books.  I have pan fried and finished many tilapia in my … Read moreEpic Failure – Sun-dried Tomato Tilapia

Epic Failure – Roasted Garlic Aioli

Every once in a while I have a recipe that just does not work.  When this happens, I label it an epic failure.  Today it wasn’t the recipe but the ingredients that ruined my meal.  I was coming up with a nice Roasted Garlic Aioli for a Bacon Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich that I making … Read moreEpic Failure – Roasted Garlic Aioli

Epic Failure – Pot Holders and 2nd Degree Burns

As a starter, I am writing this post spaced out on Percoset.  Now that is a good first line.  If this post seems to run on or go a little weird you know why. Well we should start this out at the beginning.  Today I was going to post about some fabulous steak fajitas (the … Read moreEpic Failure – Pot Holders and 2nd Degree Burns

Epic Failure – Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

Not every recipe can be a huge success.  I am 2-2 with the pancakes on this blog.  The deep fried pancakes were a horrible failure, now the cinnamon swirl pancakes are yet another epic failure.  The other weekend I was experimenting with a cinnamon syrup mixture that I wanted to swirl into the pancakes.   It was a horrible mess.  Here is the story.

It may look nice now, but 30 seconds after this pic, the batter was all over my kitchen.  The cinnamon swirl, never cooked.
It may look nice now, but 30 seconds after this pic, the batter was all over my kitchen. The cinnamon swirl, never cooked.

The syrup mixture ran everywhere and made caramelized crisps in the pan, that eventually burned and tainted the pancakes.

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Epic Failure – The Deep Fried Pancake Story

One of the most common questions that I receive is, “How do you get the recipes right the first time?”.  Quick answer, I usually don’t.  A lot of times it takes a little practice to get a recipe ready for the blog.  Sometimes the ideas are so out there that they take a few takes to get right.  Take for instance the chicken fried bacon post.  That one took 5 takes before it came out just right.  However, every once in a while there is an idea/recipe that after 10 takes just totally sucks.  These ideas/recipes are labeled EPIC FAILURES.  I wasn’t going to post about them, but after talking to friends they said it would be fun to read.  So in the interest of comedy here is EPIC FAILURE #1: Deep Fried Pancakes.

The picture may look alright, but they are horrible.  So bad.
The picture may look alright, but they are horrible. So bad.

I was hoping to make a quick and easy pancake that could be portable and fun to eat.  In theory this could be awesome.  In real life, well it is an epic failure.  I used a basic pancake recipe, but I added a bit more flour to the recipe to make a thicker batter.  I was hoping that this solidify the dough enough to make it stable and able to fry.  If added enough flour so that it was still a pancake, but not too much that it turned into a cake.  I wanted deep fried pancakes not doughnuts.

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