So, you're probably thinking to yourself, "Sarah is such a great cook! She's really stepped up her game since she started this blog, and she has created some delicious meals. Also, she's so pretty and talented and funny!"
To which I reply, thank you, dear readers, it means a lot to me.
But you might also be thinking, "I started reading this blog because I was promised "misadventures" and kitchen mishaps! What about that time you lit the grill on fire? Or you burned your cedar plank to a crisp? Enough with the successes, we want to read more about you failing."
Failure is a chance to learn from your mistakes! And to watch things burn, in my case...
The truth is, I have had quite a few failures that I haven't posted. Mostly because once I realize my food isn't turning out, I stop taking pictures, throw a frozen pizza in the oven and call it a night. I've also made several meals, taken beautiful pictures, and then deemed the recipe not good enough for you guys.
This was roasted red pepper pasta. I was disappointed, and moped around all night. Ken can verify this.
But I figured I've racked up enough failures to post them all at the same time, with a startling confession:
I cannot make cupcakes.
It's not entirely true, because I did make one successful batch, but I also have a BAG FULL of terrible cupcakes sitting on my counter, waiting for someone desperate to eat them:
I call it my bag of failed dreams and sadness
I'll back up a little. Two weeks ago (Chinese food week), I was going to round out the week with some fun, decorative cupcakes. I found a recipe online that made a pretty big promise (I won't tell you what that promise was, because my family reads this, but these cupcakes were supposed to be "Better than sex") Anyway, Ken and I got started on these cupcakes, excited to be back in the baking game. ...continue reading