ANNOUNCING: Change is part of life, and apparently, it's part of blogging, too. As of September 5, 2013, I'm merging The Virtual Goody Plate with Disco Mom Takes on the World and whatever else may henceforth spill from my fingertips (and kitchen), into one great new blog. I hope you'll join me there in exclaiming, "THIS IS AWESOMELAND."

Friday, December 31, 2010

VGP Bloopers: The Ones that Didn't Measure Up

I thought about ending the year with a Best and Worst of 2010 post, but that doesn't work because if I posted it, it was the BEST, and if I didn't, it was sub-par. But I did take pictures of some of those, since I didn't know they weren't good yet, so I thought it might be fun to show you what I didn't post.

Some, you can tell from the name or picture - what was I thinking? Others might look good, but trust me, I did you a favor holding it back. So just in case you think it's all perfect results in my kitchen, here are just a few of the disappointments of 2010:

Jamaican Banana Bread
Strawberry Silk Pie (bleh)

Jamaican Beef Patties (not nearly as good as the ones from street carts in Toronto)

"Ultimate" Cinnamon Rolls (yeahright)

Ginger Cocoa Biscotti

Chocolate Peanut Brownie Cake (next time I should use the right size pan and also not burn the caramel)

Lime Marshmallow Pie (so pretty but so sour!)

Chocolate Ricotta Muffins (just wrong)

Banana Macadamia Pie (trying too hard)

Dutch Apple Cheese Muffins (truly gross)

Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pecan Praline Muffins

Crockpot Chocolate Pudding Cake

Cranberry Pear Pie (just one in a lineup of Thanksgiving disappointments)

Two kinds of Strawberry Bread, both bad

Nasty Apple Cake (totally different from the good one I posted)

Light Lemon Bundt Cake

And the absolutely worst thing I made this year is this truly revolting Strawberry and Chocolate Jiggle-Fluff Pie. I watched Sunny Anderson make it on her show. I thought it looked so comfort-food good, and she sure seemed to like it. Did I do something wrong, or is it really supposed to be a chunky-slimy gag-reflex-inducing mess? I guess we'll never know. Because I've got a long list of new and promising recipes to try next year. And there will be no looking back.


Lindsay said...

Wait. Let me get this have bloopers?! Well, who'd have thought!

Thanks for all the good stuff this year -- we have lots of new favorites at our house thanks to you. I know I don't comment much, but I want you to know that I try out a lot of your recipes and am so pleased with the results. I'm looking forward to more good stuff in 2011!

Leslie said...

Love the bloopers! "truly gross"...classic!

ARLENE said...

Great post. Wish I'd saved mine! :)

Lara said...

And some of them look so pretty too. Great idea!

Lynn said...

Thank you for some great goody recipes this year.

Thank you, too, for this laugh-out-loud list of kitchen bloopers. What a fun way to wrap up the year. You are the real deal in my book if you can laugh at the ones that went wrong. (They still look good in the pictures, though.....well, some of them, anyway. )

I look forward to seeing--and trying--the new tasty treats you whip up in your kitchen in 2011.

Happy New Year!
Lynn (friend of Donna's)

Passion4BeautyandFashion said...

i so love the appearance of all the goodies you made..wish i could bake like that

Just Katy said...

Oh I laughed so hard at these pictures. It is soo sad to see such good ingredients and efforts end up in strawberry slime goo.

Keep up the great baking!

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