Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Scalloped Cheesy Potatoes and Ham

This is the perfect dish to make with your holiday leftovers and perfect  for cold winter nights- even if your winter nights are in Southern California.. it still gets pretty cold here. I made this dish after

Monday, December 26, 2011

Apple Pie Gone Wrong, A Return

I've decided. I am finally back to getting back to posting about my adventures in baking, cooking and all that jazz. Work was cutting into updating this blog in a way I could have never imagined. Here's hoping that 2012 will not turn out this same way. I will try and let it not.

So, I couldn't think of a better return post, than with a disaster post. Because disasters in the kitchen do happen. And often, they happen when you don't take the time to thoroughly create your dish. This is what happened to me when trying to make an Apple Pie for Christmas.  I was rushing around and really have the time to make an apple pie. But I wanted to, because you have to have pie at Christmas, right? Well, wrong in this case. Here's where I went wrong:

Apple Pie Gone Wrong
1. I didn't follow the directions. I skipped on using all the recommended butter because I thought I could get away with it (there was already so much!). Wrong- if you're going to make an Apple Pie, make one... with all the butter. Most of it was in there anyways- taking out a couple of tablespoons was a bad idea.
2. The crust wasn't rolling out right- it was too crumbly and falling apart. Instead of just doing it over right, I thought I could just re-shape it and patch it up in the pie tin. It turned out so ugly.
3. I rushed through it all and basically the result is what you see in the picture. Uh- well! There is always next year... lesson learned. :)

Apple Pie Gone Wrong, 2011

Stay Tuned... in this coming week, I'll have more updates on things that turned out right.