Tag Archives: cooking calamities

Deb Raney’s Turkey in the Basement, Thanksgiving Special

Beloved author and speaker Deb Raney shares a lulu of a story bound to make other Thanksgiving tales pale in comparison, except it isn’t exactly about Thanksgiving~~~ My in-laws moved to California and we were privileged to live in their … Continue reading

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Baked Beans with Smoked Cheese? No Thanks!

Fellow PBG author Clare Sanders has cheesy story to share~~~ Although I’ve had more than my share of cooking calamities, today I’d like to share one of my mother’s creations that became an oft-told story in my family. First, I … Continue reading

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Marji’s German Chocolate Goof

Fellow author Marji Laine found a new recipe for pancakes–though that’s not what she was aiming for~~~ I am a Cooking Calamity. In college, for my then-fiancé’s birthday, I baked a triple layer cake. My very first attempt at making … Continue reading

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Ducky Beginnings

Ladies, I think we’ve finally learned the secret of getting our men to do the dishes for us. Pay close attention as author Christine Lindsay explains~~~ You’ve heard of “Duck Dynasty.” Well, how about “Ducky Beginnings”? Or…”how Dave and Christine’s … Continue reading

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“What could go wrong?” Kristen Stieffel asks.

Sometimes fellow Women’s Fiction author and Christian PENner Kristen Stieffel is a little too organized~~~ I am a list-making and scheduling type, and the busier my schedule gets, the more I take time to list and schedule everything that needs … Continue reading

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Hubby Roast

Author Mary Metcalfe shares the secret to her husband’s roast~~~ A few years ago, a friend came up for the weekend. We decided to go shopping in the nearby resort town, which has dozens of great boutiques. We left my … Continue reading

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Transparent Banana Pudding?

Sharon Srock, author of the wildly popular Women of Valley View series, has a treat to share that’s bound to make you wonder–how can banana pudding be transparent? ~~~ When Linda asked for kitchen disasters, I had to give the question … Continue reading

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Tomato Blast!

Fellow Christian PEN editor Alice Benavides has a messy experience to share~~~ For some years, I have grown my own tomatoes and canned my own tomato sauce. In a large pot, I simmer the quartered tomatoes, diced onions, and spices … Continue reading

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LoRee Peery’s in the Kitchen

Thanks to the Food Network, we’re getting introduced to a wide variety of new ingredients from the world over. Some of them are a curiosity, especially to author LoRee Peery~~~ I call myself a lump in the kitchen, even though … Continue reading

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Bread Baking Botch

Ruth L. Snyder, a friend from my professional editors’ group, The Christian PEN, shares her botched bread baking experience, along with some tips and a recipe. I’m ready to start baking!~~~ A few weeks after my husband and I were … Continue reading

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