Thursday, December 9, 2010

My Homemade Crapiness

First of all, I can't decide if crapiness should have one p or two. For some reason, it's not in spell check. So weigh on please, Crapiness or Crappiness?

Moving on...

We had some friends over the other night so I thought it would be fun to try a new and interesting recipe.  I love having people over because it gives me the chance to try new things and my audience doesn't say things like, "Why does this look so...different." and "You don't usually make noodles this way."

So I searched for something special. Something different.  And I found Brandy Snaps by The Pioneer Woman (one of my favorite ladies online).  They sounded delicious. They looked delicious.  The recipe stated that the difficulty was "Easy". They had brandy in them.  All great reasons to give them a try, am I right?!

So I dug out my brandy from underneath the kitchen cabinet (where all the good Christian ladies keep their booze, ya know) and I gave it a whirl.

Unfortunately, I did something wrong. What? I don't know. I followed the recipe and everything! I never follow recipes. But I did this time and what happens? Crap. That's what.  They would not hold their shape. Some were so soft that they melted into a puddle. Some were so hard that I almost broke a tooth biting into them.  I don't know what I did wrong.

So it goes to show even someone like me who prides herself in her kitchen suave can completely screw up even the "easiest" kitchen creations!  And that's ok. Because we had a good laugh over it. And do you know how good left over brandy infused whip cream is in an evening cup of coffee? Hint: VERY.

During the "laughing so I don't cry about how I've completely embarrassed myself in front of my new friends" moment our dear friend, Ian, says, "This is more like My Homemade Crapiness!"

If I could have stopped laughing so dang hard, I would have been mad at him.

And so it was decided.  I should share my cooking failures under the title "My Homemade Crapiness".

Click on this link to see what Pioneer Woman's Brandy Snaps look like (Cause I didn't want to steal her pictures. I can't tick off my hero).

And here are mine:

The taste was probably the biggest deciding factor.  I need PW herself to come over and make me some so I know what I'm missing.

Because I'm never going to try that recipe again.


  1. This is hilarious! I hate when a recipe doesn't come out as planned. Glad you were able to laugh about it! :)

  2. HAHA! Certainly, it was the recipe and not you!

    and, may i just say that they don't look bad.

  3. Haha!!!  You are hilarious!  Just found your blog from our little exchange on Twitter this morning!  I am a mom of 3 boys too, and wouldn't trade it for the world! 
    By the way, I would say 2 "p's" in crappiness.  You asked!  LOL!  :)  (I use those way too much too....)
    Have a great day!

  4. Well thanks! I love meeting fellow moms to three boys. We hold a special crazy bond. :) Thanks for reading and commenting!

    Also, noted on the two p's. :)`


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