|Brownie in a Mug|
For example: before leaving for Longwood, Matt & I made Brownies in a Mug for ourselves and Mom. The recipe was simple enough...we just had to adjust the cooking time slightly to make the brownie cook all the way through. The result? I could tolerate one bite. What a waste. But it was gross. No, not gross. It was straight up disgusting.
I then came across directions to make your own glitter. It kind of puzzled me at first as to how this would even be possible, but I wanted to do a craft with glitter in the future anyway, so I thought I'd give it a try. All you had to do was mix X amount of salt with X amount of liquid food coloring, mix it all together, spread out the salt on an aluminum foil covered baking sheet, and pop it in the over for about 10 minutes. The result? THERE WAS NOTHING SPARKLY WHEN I PULLED THE SHEET OUT OF THE OVEN!! It just looked like, well, orange salt. End of story.
Finally, yesterday I wanted to try another simple recipe I found. You slice strawberries and throw them on a baking sheet, and pop them in the oven for 3 hours on 210 degrees, and supposedly, they should have a similar taste to Twizzlers. Well, when I opened the oven to check on them and saw this, I knew this was another Pinterest fail. Granted, it was only
halfway through the cooking time, so I was going to let them stay in for the full 3 hours. The result? Burnt crisp edges, a weird gooeyish middle, and a taste I couldn't get out of my mouth until after lunch. It's such a shame that I wasted so many wonderfully delicious strawberries :(