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Old 11-15-2005, 10:06 AM   #21
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I once tried making caramel potatoes with canned potatoes. Never again. The potatoes exploded in the pan - my guess is that there was water inside them from having been cooked without the skins - and droplets of boiling sugar went flying everywhere. I have burn scars on my face and one of my hands, and the jeans I was wearing looked like they had been sprinkled with drops of bleach - the sugar took the dye right off.
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Old 11-15-2005, 03:35 PM   #22
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CremeBrule.
I am sorry to hear about your experience with the sugar. I know how bad those burns are. Water and boiling sugar don't mix.
Maybe stoves should come with shields like a chemistry hood to protect us.
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Old 11-15-2005, 11:30 PM   #23
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One of my favorite recipes is a cranberry/raspberry mousse with cream cheese in it and cranberr and raspberry jellos - I forgot to put the lid on the blender when mixing the above.....You cannot imagine where that stuff can get! I found dropletts years later!
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Old 11-21-2005, 07:23 PM   #24
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I was desperate to start cooking on my own as a kid and 2 stories are retold by my mom constantly:

- While making a batch of chocolate chip cookies, the directions said "mix by hand", so I plunged my hands into the cookie dough and squinched the dough around in my fingers. As they were baking, I commented to my mom that the chocolate chips were so hard to get out from under my fingernails and when I explained, she dissolved into a laughing fit.

- Baking microwave brownies. In the little plastic pan. The plastic melted through the baking rack and made long stretchy loops dangling above the oven floor.

- Microwaving a whole egg. Boom.
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Old 11-22-2005, 02:24 AM   #25
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Well, I don't have any one episode to talk about but I can tell you that my wife is such a bad cook she can actually burn water.
sorry man, seems we were married to the same woman! lol
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Old 11-24-2005, 06:42 PM   #26
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The dog ate the cheesecake!! After Thanksgiving dinner my neice put the desserts out on the deck to keep them cold. The dog thought that was a great idea and ate my cheesecake. Obviously he has good taste because he left the apple pie and pumpkin pie. Oh well at least we got a piece of cheesecake before the dog ate the rest.
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Old 11-29-2005, 07:31 PM   #27
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Ah, here it is....

Yep. Got a Thanksgiving eve edition to add to this thread...

I was making the drunken apples, everything was going great. I was on the last apple. I had maybe two more minutes of slicing and......


The whole cutting board (it was small, and is no longer in use at our house) SHIFTED! Thus putting my left ring and pinkie fingers in the line of fire! (Line of knife?)

Needless to say, I have a small chunk of ring finger missing (no biggie), and five major stiches in my pinkie finger courtesy of the freindly people at the local ER. (It was a really nice slice!) Plus a tetnus shot to go with it.

At least we did manage to save the drunken apples, which were really good!

John
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Old 11-29-2005, 07:37 PM   #28
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YIKES! I did a similar thing with my mandolin a while back. Hope you are OK ronjohn.
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Old 11-29-2005, 07:58 PM   #29
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Hi Alix,

Yep, I'm fine. I appreciate the concern. I actually wouldn't have even gone to the ER, but we didn't have any butterfly closures at the house, and Sheila wasn't real keen on working on the cut on her own...

Mom was a nurse, and she trained me well....

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Old 11-30-2005, 01:25 PM   #30
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YIKES! I did a similar thing with my mandolin a while back. Hope you are OK ronjohn.
You've never played the mandolin for me.
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