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sticky mess of pecans

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I tried
Crockpot Pecans

3 cups pecan halves
1 egg white, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne (or more)
1 cup Splenda granular, sugar substitute

Put the pecans in crock pot. Add the egg white
and stir until the pecans are evenly coated.
In a bowl, stir together the cinnamon, salt,
cayenne, and Splenda. Pour the mixture over the
pecans and stir until they're evenly coated.

Cover the crock pot; set on low, and let it cook
for 3 hours, check periodically and stir.
If the nuts aren't dry by the end of the 3 hours,
uncover the crock pot, stir, and cook for another
30 minutes until dry. Store in an airtight container.
this morning because it is just getting cold, and man did they sound nice. Got the recipe from [info]what_a_crock community.
Such a nice thought.

Well.....I would recommend checking on them after oh...about and hour. Otherwise you end up with very smelly, very sticky, very smokey, very burnt pecans that are painfully stuck to the bottom of your crock pot.

I currently have the poor thing on low with water and dishwashing liquid trying to 'warm' them off. It is the nastiest looking soup of a mess you've ever seen. I do hope I can get my crock-pot clean again.

@темы: food - cookies, mishap - burnt food


Two tales of woe

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1. My husband had put a scalloped potato dish in a pot to bake, and upon removing it, from the 350f oven, took his oven mitts off, turned away, then absentmindedly turned back and grabbed the scalding pot handle.

Off to the ER on a saturday night where it was a 6 hour wait in triage, and a tetanus shot, ointment and sending us home with a field hospital's supply worth of bandages for one very burned hand.

Official diagnosis from the doc: "Goldfish syndrome".( the reputed ten second memory of a goldfish).

2. When making cookies...check what bag you're scooping flour from. There's a vast difference between pancake mix and flour. Vaguely salty, hard as brick coffee cookies.

And I was unable to stop my husband from waltzing in, smearing cranberry jam on one, and eating it. Urk.

The common phrase after cooking screwups here is "You made Gordon Ramsey cry."

@темы: food - cookies, food - potatoes, mishap - wrong ingredients



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I have a BUNCH! My motto is that the first time I make anything, I have a 50/50 shot of it coming out well. After that my odds increase dramatically.

So, one time, at band camp while pregnant, I had a SERIOUS craving for Girl Scout Samoa cookies. Since this was in the dead of summer, there were none to be had. Very sad, because anyone who's ever been pregnant before knows the "ZOMG I WILL HURT WHOEVER STANDS IN THE WAY OF ME AND SATISFYING MY CRAVING." I once drove ten miles out of my way to get a sandwich at this one particular deli.

Anyway, so, back to the Samoas. Well, wouldn't you know, there's a recipe for one online. It calls for toasted coconut. WTF? How do you toast a coconut? So I got some shredded coconut and stuck it in my oven on broil.

And as pregnant women are wont to do... I... fell asleep.

And woke to the smoke detector going off and the lovely scent of scorched coconut.

@темы: food - cookies, mishap - smoke alarms