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Cooking Fail – German Potato Pancakes

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After seeing how much my wife enjoyed them at the christkindlemarket, I wanted to make some at home. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out.

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Cooking Fail – Alton Brown’s Chicken Fried Steak

I’ve been loving all things German this October, so after watching Alton Brown make Chicken Fried Steak, I had to try and replicate his take on this Americanization of schnitzel. Unfortunately, the recipe calls for double battering the meat. And for some reason, that never works out for me.

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Cooking Fail – Cupcakes and Chocolate Frosting

My wife had been talking about cupcakes for about three days straight. And so, I had to accomodate. After all, she is making me a baby. Unfortunately, these cupcakes didn’t quite turn out. At least they tasted good.

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Cooking Fail – Pizza Rolls

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With some of my in-laws arriving late in the evening after a long drive, I figured they would need a snack when they got here. So, I decided I would try and make some pizza rolls. It had been years since I made pizza rolls, and back then, I used puff pastry. This time, I wanted to use regular pizza dough.

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Cooking Fail – hamburgers

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For some reason, I just cannot grill a consistent hamburger. Sometimes, they turn out great. Other times, they’re just miserable. This is one of those times.

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Cooking Fail – Canned Ham 2: Exploding Ham

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With my wife out of town for work, I thought it was the perfect time for a second pass at a recipe from the Western Dubuque Marching Band Cook Book – canned ham. The first time, I had to modify the recipe because the ham came in a plastic tub. This time, I found I canned ham wthat was all can.

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Cooking Fail – Goat Cheese Dip

On Sundays, my wife and I usually like to graze throughout the day. Only sometimes do I actually cook dinner. My sister-in-law sent me a goat cheese recipe. So I figured Sunday would be a perfect time to try it. She calls it a Goat Cheese Torta, and it was the first time I’ve ever made a cheese ball, which is obvious from the picture. It tasted good, but looked like a mess. They can’t all be winners.

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