I Wtk Your Cooking Disaster Stories

Here's the place to tell us about those times you shoulda gone out to eat! :-) 152 People

    Non-smoking Kitchen, Please!

    In the days when microwave ovens were still something of a novelty, I took it into my head to experiment with baking in the thing.  I mixed up a pouch of cornbread mix according to the directions and put it in the microwave.  I set the timer....for the amount of time it would...
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 3, 2011

    The Time I Tried Heat Up A Glass Baking Pan On The Stove Top To Loosen Up Grime.

    I cannnot even recall what horrid thing I tried to bake,but it made such an awful mess,I thought at the time it would be a good idea to loosen the burnt substance on the baking dish I decided to  put it on the stove top. Which might've worked had I not gotten distracted and...
    meandcoffee meandcoffee
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 21, 2011

    I've Gotten Better, I Swear.

    ----------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------- Easy Mac's not as easy as you'd think. Yes, I burned Easy Mac. I was young, dumb...
    zeligocity zeligocity
    22-25, M
    8 Responses May 16, 2009

    Pregnancy Brain

    So I was craving pancakes and syrup one morning during my first pregnancy. Problem was, I didn't have any syrup in the house or any way of getting any at that point in time. So I decided to make my own. I found this recipe online that consisted of brown sugar and honey and...
    whitedaisies whitedaisies
    26-30, F
    Apr 22, 2012

    Hmmmm, Where Do I Start

    Well, this was when I was much younger.   I've burnt a pot of potatos boiling on the stove.  I was so scared I would a beating, I threw out the pan.  They found it anyway. My dad and I were making a cake.  We put all the ingredients together and put it in...
    Maqi Maqi
    26-30, F
    3 Responses May 17, 2009

    Pork Alfredo (in The Crockpot)

    The title of this story should say it all.   Alfredo sauce is one of those sauces that is intended to be cooked fresh, and used immediately for best quality and taste.   I'm not quite sure why, but I decided one time that slow cooking pork in the crockpot all...
    Creamsicle Creamsicle
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jun 30, 2010

    I Was Cooking

    my girl friend vickie was going to cook out for the guys  vickie just had got a brand new gas grill , she said she ws going to get the fire going  she said she knew how to start the grill withthe exlictirc starter so she turned on the gas and kepted hitting the...
    lunnas lunnas
    41-45, F
    1 Response May 17, 2009

    "Where's the Kitchen?"

    I had spent the day helping good friends move.  Now it was 2 A.M., and we were crashed on the sofa in the new place.  Supper had been hours ago, and we were hungry, but too tired to go out.  But the microwave was plugged in, and I remembered seeing some microwave...
    EBunbury EBunbury
    46-50, M
    1 Response May 16, 2009


    One time when I was first learning to bake, I made a batch of brownies for my brothers birthday party. When I took them out of the oven, they looked a little dry and flat. I couldn't figure out what I did wrong. However, when we all went to eat them we got the surprise of our...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 14, 2011

    Hmmmm, Where Do I Start?

    Well, this was when I was much younger. I've burnt a pot of potatos boiling on the stove. I was so scared I would get a beating, I threw out the pan. They found it anyway. My dad and I were making a cake. We put all the ingredients together and put it in the oven and...
    maqeurious maqeurious
    31-35, F
    Mar 30, 2014

    Last Thanksgiving.

    My mom was just dying to impress her new bf last thanksgiving by making a delicious meal.  She isn't much of a cook, so I was there to help.  Well she bought those tin pans to cook everything in.  The turkey was 15 pounds.  She stuffed it with butter. ...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin
    22-25, F
    5 Responses May 16, 2009

    One Time

    i wanted some breaded chicken. it was the already made kind you stick in the oven . so i thought i could put it in the toaster oven and turns out it wasnt such a great idea. i forgot about it until someone said they smelled something burning. so i was all like ohhhh crap the...
    zelliebellie zelliebellie
    22-25, F
    Dec 18, 2011

    What Was Supposed To Be Curry...

    I was making my first crockpot curry, and it was also my first time trying to work with cloves, whole cloves to be exact. I added way too many to the pot (and I really don't think cloves belonged in the recipe anyway) and the final taste was horrible. It was savory from the onion...
    Infinite9 Infinite9
    70+, F
    Aug 31, 2012

    Visiting My Grandmother

    When i was younger I would oftin spend much of the summer up in Maine with my Grandmother Fran and her husband Robert. She was far out into the country. To go to the grocrey store took 40 minuts... So naturaly she and Robert did most of the cooking at home...Well this one time...
    akasharose akasharose
    31-35, F
    Apr 20, 2011

    Shoulda Gone Out

    I really love to cook. Recently I was trying to make sushi, since I love Asian cuisine (hence Wasabi). Anyways, I was making it for my parents and my brother. Sushi is just one of those things that you really should just go out to a restaurant for unless you're professionally...
    WasabiHero WasabiHero
    18-21, M
    Jan 30, 2012

    I baked some brownies,

    and they looked delicious! As I was about to take them out of the oven, my mom said "change your clothes, we're leaving!" Apparently I happened to bake the brownies on the day we were going to the US for our vacation. I called my cousin to go to our house and enjoy the brownies...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 6, 2014

    Ruined Christmas Dinner

    My worst cooking disaster was christmas dinner many years ago. I was a poor single mum with 2 little ones and no family in the same country as me. We had got given a frozen (home killed) chicken. It turned out disgusting, tough and unedible (was probably an old...
    IndigoPeachblossom IndigoPeachblossom
    36-40, F
    Mar 4, 2010

    My Mothers Cooking Disaster...

    It was the day before Thanksgiving and I was about 6 and my brother was 4 . It had been a special day for me because my mother had let me try helping her cook and teaching me some very basic things ..... Well we had first started making all sorts of pies, pecan, pumpkin,cherry...
    akasharose akasharose
    31-35, F
    Apr 20, 2011

    Burning Water

    Many many many times (I never seem to learn) I have burnt a pot of water. I'll be steaming vegetables and forget about it, and this horrible stench comes through the house and oh **** I burnt the water. Its incredibly hard, sometimes impossible to get off too!
    MissMadiD MissMadiD
    May 22, 2011

    Cant Breathe

    STEP 1 HOT PAN STEP 2 HOT OIL STEP 3 HOT CHILI FLAKES -like acid in your eyes and lungs and soul!!! 
    deleted deleted
    Mar 3, 2010

    Cake Like Cookies.

    I can make cookies tho. But one time I was making cookies and I guess I put to much water in it. It turned out to be a cake instead of how cookies was spouse to be. But still people ate it. Haha. I stick to by cooking doe now.
    ascs ascs
    22-25, F
    May 17, 2009

    Cayenne Con Carne

    Cayenne Con Carne - that's what you get on a Sunday evening when you get half way through making your Chilli Con Carne and discover the complete absence of chillis, chilli flakes, chilli powder and the shops are shut.Tastes surprisingly OK!!
    Inspector999 Inspector999
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Aug 4, 2013

    Here You Go Ebun!

    I once went to cook a potato in the microwave oven.  The prongs from the fork broke off in the potato and I didn't realize it.  I went about my business until I heard the alarm going off.  You guessed it!!!! The microwave was on fire.  It ended up burning the...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    10 Responses May 16, 2009

    Burnt Eggs.

    When i first started cooking food i did not have a clue on how long it took to boil an egg, i put water in the pot then put the eggs in I then put the pot on the ring and forgot about them when I did remember about them it was too late all the water had boiled away and the eggs...
    Smiller79 Smiller79
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jan 11, 2013

    Time Stands Still When Reading A Book

    It was lunch time and I had some defrosted meat pies ready for the microwave. The thing about my microwave is that the front display panel is broken, you can't see what time you're setting, but that doesn't bother me. It was second hand and it got knocked around on the drive home...
    LordNothing LordNothing
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jul 12, 2011

    I suck at cooking. Bought expensive fungi,

    made the worse Alfredo sauce. Parmesan was replaced by mozzarella plus salt etc. Eghhh...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 8, 2014

    PMS Caserole

    All I can say is that it has to have something salty, fatty, cheesy, sweet, and sour at the same time.    When I start combining things, sometimes its good, sometimes I am the only one that  can eat it.  One of my more edible creations has egg...
    36-40, F
    10 Responses May 17, 2009

    Pink Pizza.

    The following cooking disasters where not my own, but those that belonged to a flatmate I lived with for 6months. We had a cooking roster, her night was Thursday.  She was an epic disaster in the kitchen and I still can not believe what we ate in order to save her feelings...
    auroraaustralis auroraaustralis
    6 Responses May 27, 2009

    FLOP CAKE!!! :,( when the cake doesn't come all

    the way out of the pan and rips
    penguinpenguins penguinpenguins
    18-21, F
    May 6, 2014

    I work in a boarding school cafeteria

    and one night, I was training one of the new hires on how to use some of the equipment. One piece of equipment was a huge steam-powered pot that we refer to as "the kettle". The lever to release the pressure on the kettle is located underneath near the release valve/spout right...
    iSpyce iSpyce
    3 Responses Jun 7, 2015

    Boil Eggs Stump Me

    Every time i attempt to boil an egg, it ends up on the ceiling.  And i will be for damned if they aren't hard to clean from way up there.
    deleted deleted
    Sep 7, 2009

    Baby Poo, Crying, And The Fire Brigade!

    2 Easters ago I helped my mother make Easter breakfast for the family. Me mum did all the meat cooking...  don't really like meat and I don't know how to cook it, so I was making the mushroom, beans, and eggs. My mother was making bacon and sausages and my sister had made bread...
    poppyjoy poppyjoy
    18-21, F
    Aug 27, 2012

    Ok...my Cooking Disaster Story...

    One late morning after having gallons of coffee followed by a massive breakfast, I began cooking a large pot of butterbeans complete with giant hamhock and the secret family recipe....it takes several hours of slow cooking, as we don't soak our beans overnight, preferring to...
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses May 18, 2009

    My mother would regularly bake bread from

    scratch when I was little. The best memory of cooking catastrophe I recall is one particular time when mother gave me my small piece of raw dough to play with (so I'd leave the rest well alone). I sat in the living room rolling my piece of dough into the carpet and mushing it a...
    merrygentry merrygentry
    31-35, F
    Feb 16, 2014

    I've resulted in so many "disastrous food

    accidents" before I can barely even remember them all, but one I'd never forget has to be that one time I was the reason for a microwave potatoe explosion after deciding to feed 10 hungry ppl trying to show off my "mad kitchen skills" or so I've been told. Not gonna go into...
    Rainatmidnight97 Rainatmidnight97
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 3, 2014

    I Am Multitalented I

    Burnt mac and cheese i need an award :)
    MoonLight30 MoonLight30
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 7, 2010

    Almost a Disaster

    I think I was 19 at the time.  My GF's mother was in the hospital.  My GF had spent the day with her, and now I came up to the hospital to sit with her mom while she went home to prepare supper for her dad, who would be coming home from work soon.  Her dad was one...
    EBunbury EBunbury
    46-50, M
    3 Responses May 16, 2009


    When I was around 7 or 8, I figured out how to cook ramen noodles on the stove. Cool, right? Well, one day I was cooking them and was carrying the pot across the kitchen ton the sink, to strain out the noodles. On the way there, I tripped and wound up dumping the whole pot of...
    solowing solowing
    26-30, M
    3 Responses May 17, 2009

    One Time

    i wanted some breaded chicken. it was the already made kind you stick in the oven . so i thought i could put it in the toaster oven and turns out it wasnt such a great idea. i forgot about it until someone said they smelled something burning. so i was all like ohhhh crap the...
    zelliebellie zelliebellie
    22-25, F
    Dec 18, 2011

    Some things sure can sweep me off my feet. Burning down the house!

        Okay, so this is a reprint from my other experience "If I didn't have bad luck I'd have no luck at all" experience, but it fits here almost better, despite the focus not really being on the cooking, the cooking is what started the whole thing, basically...
    dedre dedre
    31-35, M
    4 Responses May 17, 2009

    Ridiculous...yes I Am

    I once decided to make a pork tenderloin thinking can't be too hard right? Well, no one told me about the silver skin and I spent probably an hour trying to figure out how to remove it all. Still not sure what I was doing wrong, but that stuff clung like Hank clings to his beer...
    HesMyPrincess HesMyPrincess
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 17, 2009

    Where To Begin

    I'm a hopeless cook/ Chef. I once attempted to cook a main meal with 5 different things in it. Meat and 4 vegetables. It was my worst cooking Experience . Over cooked spuds ( potatoes) Burnt carrots Cabbage half and over cooked Meat red in the middle The gravy was great, once the...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 3, 2013
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