QUESTION: What do the following photos have in common, besides the bird’s-eye view?
ANSWER: I GOOFED on all three recipes! (Living large is a matter of paying attention to the small details, lest you wind up “3 for 3” in kitchen foibles…)
With apologies to Twinks (from Tasty Kitchen), I forgot to chop the pecans before adding them to your sassy but subtle, bourbon-laced Deep South Pecan Pie. Thankfully, un-chopped pecans are a mistake I can live with…
Re: Giant Double Chocolate Cookies … Giant? Yes. Tasty? Very. Crinkly like Amy’s? (Sing For Your Supper )… No. Remind me to set the timer… (AHEM.) Although I missed the window of opportunity on that batch, all is not lost — the cookie jar is almost empty…
And dear Margaret Murphy Tripp (The Irish Mother)… I’ve been dying to try your luscious-looking Rustic Blackberry Tarts for a month, but I know better than to roll out crusts when the oven’s been blazing for two hours and the outside temp has climbed to 85. (Note to self: Pie crusts + volcanic atmosphere do NOT = luscious looking tarts.) However, the resulting “pie” was luscious tasting, if not rustic-looking!
To me, living large means enjoying everything life throws at you — including those times when you’re on the pitcher’s mound. My goal in the kitchen is pleasure, not perfection. How about you? Got any mishaps to share?
Live large and prosper,