Recipe Fail? You Be The Judge!

HONESTY….

Yep, that’s a rarity here in Hollywood… So just call me a purple polka-dotted sky-diving unicorn because… I will ALWAYS tell you the truth.

Purple Unicorn Sky Diving GiGi Dubois

I’ll tell you that…

A. When I first moved to Los Angeles… I did something that could be seen as completely stereotypical and if dug up from the depths, I would take FULL responsibility for it.

Monkey Emoji speak no evil

B. I am FULLY capable of eating two WHOLE chickens and 10 pounds of salmon in ONE sitting.

Bludso's BBQ Los Angeles GiGi Eats Celebrities

C. Some days, I never take off my giraffe robe… Even if I do in fact have a meeting… A lunch… An event to cover… Or have to run to the grocery store. I am known around Los Angeles as the tiny giraffe girl, or maybe just in my brain?!

Giraffe onesie model GiGi Dubois

D. Sometimes the recipes I make in the GiGi HeadquartersDon’t exactly turn out the way I had envisioned

GiGi Eats Celebrities clueless as to what she made

Today, I will be discussing “D” with you… We can talk about A, B, and C at a later date if you wish.

I had this completely GENIUS plan of creating one of my favorite foods that my brother and I used to chow down on the second my father brought it home from the bakery… When he wasn’t looking of course… (My brother and I had a stealthy way of hiding our tracks or I guess in this case, nibbles)… Only to be reprimanded that evening when it was to be served to the family…

Foccacia.

Foccacia close up

Mmm… Sun-dried tomatoes. Olives. Onions. RosemaryBREAD!!!!!!!!!!!! 

This girl LOVED BREAD when she was younger! Probably would have married it, if that were possible?

But as all of you know at this point, thanks to this series of blog posts… I cannot eat wheat, dairy, gluten, sugar, soy, nuts, and fruit… Thus bread and I had to break up.

Lana Del Rey Spoof Music Video

Even a self-proclaimed Hollywood “psychic” (another term for professional con-artist) would tell me that eating Foccacia is not in my future.

Psychics

Well, I wanted to prove this MASTER OF TRICKERY and everyone else WRONG… By creating a Foccacia recipe that I could sink my teeth into and be reminded of how scrumptious my youth was!

GiGi Eats Foccacia Batter Raw

I grabbed my Otto’s Cassava Flour, some coconut flour… Olives, leeks and rosemary and had a fun little food fight with myself in the kitchen.

Otto's Cassava Flour

However, can I honestly say that I made a Foccacia recipe that will have your mouth watering

No.

GiGi Laughing

Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Told you I would tell you the truth!

But really… You need to try this out for yourself because I am very unsure as to what in the world I actually made… I even had Vianessa try it and she said, “I don’t know. You made up your own shit.”

Yep. This is me being brutally honest with you and telling you that… Perfection does NOT always happen in my kitchen.

GiGi eats celebrities foccacia muffins

While I thrust my purple polka-dotted self out of another airplane… Why don’t you check out the latest GiGi Eats video!

Da-FOC Muffin?! 

Foccacia Gone Wrong… 

Dafoc muffins - foccacia fail

  • 1/2 cup Otto’s Cassava Flour
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Flour
  • 1 tbs Olive Oil
  • 1 tbs Yeast (fast acting)
  • 2 medium Leeks, chopped
  • 2 tbs Oregano
  • 1 tbs Onion Powder (or use 1/4 – 1/2 chopped onion)
  • 1 tbs Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 cup Sun Dried Tomato Flakes (or Sun Dried Tomatoes, chopped)
  • 3 tbs Black Olives (of your choosing), chopped
  • Course Sea Salt
  • Sprigs of Rosemary
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • Anchovies, optional

If you ACTUALLY want to make this… Here’s what I did… 

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Sautee chopped leeks on a skillet.
  3. While leeks cook, combine all other ingredients into a bowl.
  4. Add leeks, and stir together, adding water. Add more if you’d like.
  5. Distribute mixture into muffin tin… Or a deep baking dish. Let sit for about 10 minutes. 
  6. Bake in the oven anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes, depending on your oven’s power. 
  7. After the creation has baked for 10 – 15 minutes, sprinkle springs of rosemary and course sea salt on top. Put back in the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  8. When serving, drizzle with olive oil and serve with an anchovy on top! 

So Tell Me…

  • How often to do FAIL in the kitchen?
  • Are you sick of all the PERFECT FOOD PHOTOS & RECIPES out there? I want to hear people’s FAIL experiences… I don’t know about you! 
  • What one recipe have you tried numerous times but have yet to perfect? 
  • Are you a Foccacia fan? 
  • Tell me one TRUTH about yourself? 
  • Could you out eat me in a salmon eating contest? 
  • Guess what A is… 

Kalamata Olives Greek GiGi

Waste Not, Want Not Wednesday

Comments

  1. hahaha love this! I fail in the kitchen on a pretty regular basis – typically I need to make something at least 2x before it works out.

    And I do actually kind of want to make this!

    • Yeahhhhh It’s totally hit or miss for me, but if I am filming it – I am probably going to post it! 😉

  2. Ahaha I like how you actually gave us the recipe. Also I want that giraffe robe.

    I was trying a new almond butter recipe last week and it turned out horribly but now I am forcing myself to eat it since almonds are too expensive for my brain to justify wasting. Why don’t I try to cook things with cheaper ingredients??

    • RIGHT! I HATE WASTING FOOD!!!!!! 1/2 the reason why I actually saved the leftovers of this recipe… Put it in my freezer- however, um, yeah, it may very well go in the trash, UNLESS I am SUPER HUNGRY one day… And have NOTHING in my house except those! LMFAO!!!

      Girllllllll cooking with cheaper ingredients is fine, but you don’t want to cheapen your health now do you? LOL!

  3. You’re such a delight, Gigi! I fail in the kitchen constantly, and when I do succeed my photos are far from “foodporn worthy”. I appreciate that you have shown your “dafoc” muffins lol. I failed at coconut flour pizza crust. It looked like a grotesque playdoh massacre, though it was edible. I guess you could say I made my own “shit” LOL. I think it’s somewhere on my blog if you dig. :)

    • I FEEL LIKE we should ALL post our food fails at some point or another – I mean common now, perfection is SOOOO BORING and really, what the heck is perfection? I showed my DA FOC muffin to someone prior to posting and they actually though it looked good and not like a turd that came out of a horse’s ass! BAH HA AH! See, our perceptions are all so different! 😉

  4. This is the story of like 80% of the things I make. Hence why there hasn’t been a recipe on my blog in a while haha. I’d eat these with you though, and I’m sure I’d like them. We have those weird tastes as you know. We start twinning on random levels these days, like using yeast for recipes haha. No..you can have my salmon.

    • BRITT – omg if you were here, I would have shoved like 10 in your face and asked you WTF DID I MAKE 293278742 x over. You probably would have said………. A GREAT BIG PILE OF…. GOAT SHIT… AND I LIKE IT! AHHH HA HA AH AH AH AHA HA HA HA AH HA!

  5. You made the deep-dish version of Focccia!

    My worst kitchen fails have involved trying to cook cod, not counting a pizza I once made with molasses. This was back in college and trust me. no drug could save that cookie!

    Coming in second to you in a salmon eating contest is my life’s ambition :-)

  6. Usually I do not fail – probably because most of the time I stick to the recipes 😀
    Yes, I’d love to see more realistic pics every now and then – no matter how much I try, stuff I make never looks as gorgeous as on the pics :/

    😀 Enjoyed this post very much! 😀 thank you 😀

    • EXACTLY! 😉 And I should probably stick to recipes far more than I do… But I want to be “original” sometimes – ha ha! So… I am going to FAIL and I am totally okay wight hat! 😉

  7. Don’t judge a muffin based on how it looks! Hey, they might not look perfect but they look hecka delicious! Meanwhile you have that beautiful vanilla protein muffin that tastes like chalk… 😛

  8. Hahaha! I fail alllllll the time. Vegas ate some of the nastiest-textured “pancakes” ever the other day. She’s a champ. Not going to waste though! Fails can almost always be frozen or turned into a “crumble” of sorts. Whatever.

    P.S. Your boobs look good! 😉

    • FOOD WASTE? OH HELL NO! ha ha. I will eat nasty pancakes any day of the week so as to not throw away any food!!!!

      AND UM – why thank you… My ladies are quite HAPPY with their current “housing situation” – AH HA!

  9. I actually have a FAIL category on my blog but it is a short list, cause most just do not make the blog unless really funny. Your recipe has a good base so should be easy to improve. And it is fun to laugh at myself in public sometimes…and let others do it :-)

    • Ah ha! I am going to your FAIL category right now. I think you should post ALL of them in there!! 😉 Hey, we’re all human, right?

  10. Kitchen fails? Me? Ha, never. I call it allowing my creative juices to flow and that doesn’t always have to yield in a recipe or pictures. That’s why my What I ate Wednesdays have been rare lately …It’s not telling lies but hiding the evidence 😉 . And from just reading through the ingredients of your bread I’d have assumed a complete winner here.
    I’ve never had foccacia but one of the local organic bakeries around here used to sell a mean tomato ciabatta … heaven!

  11. They look pretty darn good for a “fail”! My last recipe for the ravioli was delish but totally ugly…it was an ugly fail. Lol…the rice paper made the raviolis look like alien breast implants….but they were tasty implants!

    • I basically shoved my iPhone camera up this muffin’s ASS in order to make the photo look a TINY BIT decent. AHHHH HA HA AH AHA HA HA HA AHAH!

      I want to TRY ALIEN BREAST IMPLANTS!!! BAH HA HA HA! Just saying….. Going to check them out now!!! 😛

    • OMFG I JUST SCREAMED OUTLOUD: HOLY FU** they TOTALLY LOOK LIKE ALIEN BREAST IMPLANTS!

  12. Um, is it wrong that I actually think those look tasty?! I fail all the time in the kitchen, and Ray never fails to tell me when I …fail.

    • NOT AT ALL!!!! If you think they look tasty, you should try MAKING THEM and then tell me if you actually think they are! I am totally clueless, but kinda wanna try eating one with lunch today – ha ha!

  13. Hahaha! I really enjoyes reading your article and watching your images! I love your energy and happyness!
    Have a great day!

  14. Love the site and your post – very HIGH energy. Have to say got me awake and going right before lunch! Interesting recipe and results though…

  15. I just love the name of this muffin sky diving unicorn lol. And are you sure they’re a fail? I mean I don’t see it. It actually looks really good. I think the unicorn has been int he air too long? lol. Loved this post Gigi as always. I hope to see you at my new blog next week.

    Kay of Pure & Complex
    http://www.purecomplex.com

  16. I find that I fail in appearance more than substance. It’s sort of like how I’m a smart actress…bwahahahaa. And in Hollywood as in the food blog world, then perfect looking model seems to win. But I will take good tasting and bad looking over bad tasting and good looking. But as for total fails…well they are all part of “education”, hehe

  17. My most spectacular food failure was a couple years ago when somehow the lid wasn’t properly on the soy sauce and I ended up dumping about half the bottle into some noodles and most of the rest on the kitchen floor! Needless to say, that ended up being a takeout night.

    • LMFAO!!!!!!! THAT happens to me A LOT with SALT… And I guess SOY SAUCE is a type of salt – so we TWIN sometimes in the kitchen, haha.

  18. Well I don’t really cook. I do microwave and I have blown up a number of items in the microwave including blowing up the microwave. In this day you would think most bowls are microwave save but it isn’t so!
    It is annoying that when I do create something from a recipe my efforts usually taste fine but they always look like the droopy, soggy, smooshed version compared to the pictures that come with the recipes. How are you supposed to put some sad mess in front of company and tell them to eat up.

  19. Epic fails abound in my kitchen and I’m totally used to it!!! I absolutely love all things bread and would possibly even eat the fake one you made :-) I also adore your robe and wish I had one just like it so we could be twins!

  20. Oh girl, you crack me up! Thank goodness I am not the only one who has epic recipe fails and then still manages to force herself to eat them because heaven forbid I waste the $20.00 worth of ingredients I bought specifically for the darn fancy recipe!

  21. OK I would probably eat those happily, which either says something pathetic about me and my omnivorousness… or perhaps it’s only because I was so entranced and transfixed by your fantabulous giraffe get up that I temporarily lost my mind. I just wish you would show up to MY grocery store wearing that!

    • Well… That could in fact be arranged, as long as it’s okay that my Zebra, Kangaroo, Turtle and Elephant posse come!

  22. I think a day with the giraffe would be fun:)
    It’s been a while since I’ve had foccacia bread – mostly because I never know how to pronounce it so I just don’t get it!!!

  23. I had some trouble focusing on your face! Boobie envy! 😉

    So, I don’t even recall if I ever ate that – it looks good… :) Now you know me – not a cook so everything tastes OK to ME but a fail for any foodie blogger in looks for sure! I don’t take good pics either so… :) I have written a few posts about telling people to not get discouraged after looking at foodie blogger pics! Who cares as long as it tastes good! :)

    You are great!

    • When I look at my video/pics even I have boob envy, LOL! And then I am like, “oh wait, those ARE mine”! AHHA HA HA HA!!! I keep forgetting.

      I think you + me need to get in the kitchen together and make a video, now THAT would be funny!!!

  24. Hahahahah… happens to us all.
    maybe if it was flat and not in muffin form it would have looked more like foccacia.

  25. Creative usage of flour products! I will have to give them a try!

  26. BWAHAHAHAHA DA FOC?!

  27. Well I almost fainted when you said ” I’m going to take the top off” :)
    Some prosciutto would be great to !! This looks really good, I’m thinking of taking the summer off so I will have some time soon to cook. Well off to work thanks for the great post . :)

    • OH YES prosciutto would have been AMAZING!!

      And AH HA HA!!! I just got that. “I make the rules in the kitchen” 😉

  28. This was hilarious, GiGi!! I love my breads but don’t eat them much anymore so I might just give this a try. I think I need you to make it one more time and tell me you REALLY love it before I do though.
    I have lots of fails in the kitchen because I create most of my recipes so there’s always something going wrong. Sometimes it’s the food, sometimes it’s the photography – either way it completely drives me nuts! lol
    One truth – I love to cook savory foods and I have quite a bit of success. I completely SUCK at baking and I HATE it, lol. I think it’s because it requires a lot of precision and I have no patience for that.
    Great post. See you next Tuesday!

    • Okay, okay! Maybe I will try this recipe one more time and see how I can IMPROVE it… However, I still don’t know, it could be amazing and I am just hands down confused because I haven’t had bread in a long time!

      PS: I SUCKKKKKK at baking too! LOL! I always am SOOOOO impressed with myself when I actually make something tasty – lol!

  29. Very cute giraffe robe! Kitchen fails happen here too, I love the foccaccia though.

  30. Oh girl. I fail in the kitchen at least weekly. But at least I keep trying, right? And I’m totally loving the name of the muffins. I’d love to hear about the giraffe robe at some point too 😉

    • Ah ha! I mean, when I looked at the muffins I was like “DA FOC did I just make” – BAM! That’s their name…. IMAGINE a woman giving birth saying the same thing – AHHHHHHH HA HA HA AH AHA HA AH AH!!

  31. Super cute post! I have tried several recipes that I’ve found online that were disastrous. Since they had so many glowing reviews, I can only assume I messed up even though some were super simple casseroles! I’m mainly a craft blogger and I definitely had my fair share of craft disasters too!

    • Ha! I would love to see some of your craft fails because let me tell you – I fail MISERABLY at those as well 😉 Probably FAR MORE than food – that’s for sure! I leave crafts to the pros, like yourself!

  32. I love LOVE your honesty as always, like NO ONE’S FOOD ALWAYS LOOKS PERFECT. and if it is, is it edible? I am curious about the cassava flour!

    • You NEED to try this cassava flour – you out of everyone really! ha ha. And so true. It might look perfect but are you sure you’re not just photographing PLASTIC foods?!

  33. Bahahahah first of: I need a robe like yours! And yes I am so over the perfectly photoshopped food photos, that’s why I refuse to buy a real camera and use my phone mostly to defy Foodgawker, who says all my photos suck! Which is so funny coming from some college grads who can barely make a PB & J without photoshop. Chicken livers anyone ? I serve it as it is, for real! Woman Power ! hahahha

    • Foodgawker thinks I SUCK TOO but to hell with them!!!!! I should start a FOOD FAILS website – HA! Lets be real, I am sure there is already one out there! But if not… I say we start this web site TOGETHER 😉 Photo shop BE DAMNED!

  34. Aaaah, I can not watch your video; momma is sleeping next to me – and you know, I owe her something :)
    But yeah, I am a fail myself with recipes. Mostly I throw stuff together and somehow it turns out really good, but I have no freaking clue as to what the hell I put in there letting alone the amounts. Same with recipes – I check the ingredients and then make it without the actual recipe. Which creates something new again, lol.
    I LOVE focaccia, probably as much as garlich bread but yeah – my tummy gets upset, so I had to break up as well. DAMN! I have to copy the DaFoc Muffin.

    • I love to just throw food together – I don’t care what it looks like, as long as it TASTES GOOD – but of course, if we are going to POST THESE pictures on line….. For food blogging purposes… Ah ha ha! Oh goodness.

      When you get home, you do have to copy my recipe and IMPROVE IT and let me know what you did! LOL!

  35. I don’t fail in the kitchen, I fail in the gym! Haha! Ok… A recipe I keep failing at is paleo stuffed peppers!.. Oh but you knew that. Umm… I dunno. My salmon cooking is on point. So we could do that challenge.

    Im not taking a stab at “A” but I would totally offer my guess someplace else!

    • YES! YOU need to perfect those peppers yo! What can I do to help you! LOL!

      Um, cook me some salmon! What’s your favorite way to make it.

      PS: EMAIL ME what you think A is! LOL!

  36. Reading your post when you got to the part about loving bread, you might have married it…I heard my 7-8 year old self saying the taunt…if you love it so much why don’t you marry it. Now I can’t stop laughing. Great post.

    • Ha Ha, I definitely said that more than a dozen times when I was younger 😉 And I certainly contemplated doing so! Not quite sure what town hall would think of this situation. I am sure it would go “viral” – ha.

  37. I busted laughing out when I saw this in IG yesterday. And NO, I NEVER fail . . . I just put a spin on it!

    • HE HE HE!!! I am glad I could make you BUST OUT 😉 ha ha ah aha ha! Oh that sounds wrong.
      Yeah, I try to SPIN on it too 😉 But this one… I just wasn’t too sure about!

  38. Well this had me rivetted, its a talent for sure Gigi…and boy do I fall down in my kitchen, I try out things, but i hate measuring things too so I many a time get the recipe all wrong…but it always gets into y belly yummm. And I am gonna try out your wanna be Focaccia :) Cheers

    • You and I are very very very similar – I hate measuring too, I am ALL about the eyeballing or skipping ingredients that are essential in general, LOL! I could have ditched the yeast – not even sure what would have happened. LOL!

      DO tell me your thoughts when you try this recipe – LOL! I am beyond curious to hear other’s thoughts! ha ah.

  39. Glad you’re our guinea pig! Da-Foc muffins? These studly dudes look more like Da-Foc Balls to me. 😀 Really fun post — thanks.

  40. You always have me cracking up! Tiny giraffe girl…LOL. I have had LOTS of recipe fails. I’d love to see more bloggers show what they did wrong. The perfectly photographed meals really give me no hope of duplicating them! #wowlinkup

    • Oh man me too! These perfect food pictures make the “normal” foods feel bad – LOL! It’s much like women looking at photoshopped images of models!

  41. Are you a Foccacia fan? No, I’m not, I find it too heavy or too rich. I love fish of all types especially Chilean Sea bass. #wowlinkup

  42. Hehehe… I’m a pretty damn honest person myself! Ah yes, focaccia is amazing, and I haven’t had it in forever either. Sounds like you’ve made a creation that can be described as interesting to say the least!

  43. I want to guess about A! I guess.. plastic surgery? Not because you look anything but genuine and wonderful, but because it’s stereotypical!
    And yes, I had a fail over the weekend. I wanted crispy bacon and it turned out barely edible. Wah!

    • AH AH AHA H! Nope, A is not plastic surgery… It’s a bit more RISKE if you will, bahhh ha ha ha!! My face is AU NATURALLLLLL!
      Did you BLACKEN that bacon? I feel like I still would have eaten it! LOL

  44. Love the name of those little muffins! They look like Thanksgiving Stuffing Bites or something like that. I could swear looking at the photo they were made with stuffing LOL. There’s an idea! You can use these at Thanksgiving 😉 #wowlinkup

    • Right? THEY actually reminded me of MEAT muffins! ha ha ah! I thought people were going to say they were made out of ground turkey! And now… I too want Thanksgiving!

  45. I like that you makes sounds when you add stuff like the eggs to the bowl. You crack them and then make a sound as they fall in. Todd always laughs bc I make stupid noises like shhhhllllump! or whatever. I crack myself up thats all that matters. Well the Da Foc muffins LOOKed good. Props to you for being honest… and hott.

    • AH HA HA! I AM ALWAYS MAKING NOISES!!! I am a ferocious BEAST! ah ha ah! (And I almost wrote breast). LOL!

  46. I’ve totally been wanting to try that flour!!! I love foccacia bread, so this looks great!!

    • I bet if YOU re-created what I made with this flour and all, you would have a delicious result – HA HA! Because YOU clearly know how to bake 😉

  47. I no longer expect my food to look pretty. It must be pretty tasty though! LOL

  48. Ummm yes, I’ve had a zillion food fails. For anyone’s viewing pleasure I posted ALL of them between 2010-2013 because I had zero follows and just wanted to blog! Some of them are so, so bad that I’ve thankfully gone through and hit DELETE. I cannot make good healthy waffles to save my life, every time I try it’s a big, fat flop. I’m sooo curious on what A is :)

    • I AM GOING TO LOOK at your “fails” RIGHT NOW he he he!!!! DO NOT EVER delete anything -NOOO!! LOL!! We are all human, right? 😉

      As for A… if you truly wanna know, you can email me! ha ah!

  49. This might be a random question but it came to my head reading this, do you think Kate Upton is good cook?

    • I should invite her to make a video with me. Let me see what I can do so then we can see first hand if she’s actually good at it! LOL!

  50. “Could you out eat me in a salmon eating contest?”
    lol, I had to read this question 3 times to get it right. Oh dear…
    But to my defense, it’s worded a little tricky!!!

    • Ah ha ha! It makes PERFECT sense to me 😉 And… I just ate about 2 pounds worth of salmon – lol!

  51. Hahaha! Leave it to Gigi to keep it 100% real with us yet again! this was hilarious! You know, i’ve decided that I’m just going to be a horrible baker forever. However, I did find a recipe for pao de queijo (brazillian cheese bread) that is DELICIOUS! And it’s gluten free! You should try it out if you can have it! You can’t really mess up the simple recipe. :)

    • OMG WHAT does this Brazilian Cheese Bread consist of!!! Sounds VERY intriguing! :) I am going to look for it on your blog right now!

  52. You should, and I want to be on your show too because I really am a good cook and a great beer brewer.

  53. I LOVE foccacia bread. yummmmmmy. I, however, cannot take a great food photo for my life lol

    • LOL!! I try so hard to get up in my food’s business! 😉 Sometimes I WIN sometimes I FAIL… Depends on the day? LOL!

  54. Vianessa is my new homegirl virtually and if she said – you don’t made some stuff up I believe her! LOL. And those muffins…yeah WTH is that? And your foccacia? I can appreciate it but you got REAL fancy with the ingredients. Remember I reside in Baltimore – cassava flour – WTH? Alright alright – I’ll cut you some slack because while I thought my SON had major allergies…you have won that prize so I am happy to know you have alternatives and options but seriously 2 whole chickens and 10 lbs o salmon? LOL. That made me full just typing that. #wowlinkup

    • Ha HA Ha! You can buy anything on line these days! 😉

      What kind of allergies does your son have?

      Happy to hear you and Vianessa are virtual homegirls now, ha ha – that’s what blogs are for! I call them friendmatch.com sites!

  55. I meant to type “done made some stuff up”. I hate when the wine gets in the way.

  56. Usually my food failures go straight to the bin without passing go but love the fact you owned up to yours in such a brilliant way. Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

    • Ha Ha! You should be PROUD of all your creations in your kitchen 😉 What you may not like, others may, so who knows!

  57. Hahaha OMG you are soooo hilarious – and love your honesty btw. Love your giraffe robe too!

    Best!
    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

  58. I’ve definitely had my share of kitchen fails! Love the honesty. A couple of weekends ago I made blueberry scones that just stuck tot he pan and looked quite unappetizing haha

  59. Girl, you are hilarious with your unicorn skydiving and this faux-ccacia! I love your giraffe robe and I wouldn’t ever take it off!

  60. LOL. yeah… I have plenty of fails in the kitchen as well. But I you just reminded me how much I LOVE focaccia. Mmmm, gonna have to try making some.

    Thanks for sharing with Waste Not Want Not Wednesday!

    • OMG yes! DO try making some – I cannot wait to see your creation… It I am sure will TOP mine!

  61. Too funny and kitchen fails are part of the fun, right? :-) I have plenty of them and ones that taste good but look, well… 😛

  62. I can’t tell you how many food fails I have had. Peanut brittle is the ultimate fail, and I can’t seem to make that to save my life. I also always overcook meat in the crockpot, even when I put it in for less time than the recipe calls for. I LOVE all your photos – those expressions are priceless! :)

    • I don’t have a crock pot so I haven’t experienced that FAIL quite yet. LOL! And your peanut brittle sounds like me making white chocolate – BAH HA HA!!

  63. OMG, I’m laughing so hard I am literally crying. You are one Hella funny chic. I have recipe fails ALL the time. I graduated culinary school and have worked in professional kitchens, yet I am still human! No one is perfect and sharing recipe fails is something I actually enjoy doing.. it helps other people not make the same mistakes. Plus it makes for good blog material. Like this one! ♡ I love foccacia too, but what’s no to love? Wishing you better luck in your next trial of gluten (and everything else) free foccacia baking! Love your site and thanks for the giggles!!! Cheers!

    • HE HE HE HE! I am glad I could bring some laughs to your Tuesdays – cause Tuesdays generally SUCKKK!! ha!

      I am also PUMPED to hear that a cooking pro like yourself deals with food fails too – PHEW! I was waiting for Gordon Ramsey to come knock on my door and bitch slap me!

  64. Aww, I know exactly what you mean. When you’re trying to cook allergy free (or just happen to be a little nutty) there are so many fails!! Let me warn you, don’t ever try to make sprouted mung bean and chickpea bread. That stank lingers for DAYS afterwards. Also, I’m pretty sure it is impossible to make a lemon meringue pie using only stevia as a sweetener and tapioca starch to thicken. The texture, the flavour, all horribly unappetizing despite how beautiful it actually looked and how pleased I was with the meringue part :(
    Thanks for sharing your fail on Waste Not Want Not Wednesday, Gigi!!

    • Ahhhh ha ha ha ah ah aha hahaha hah! Do you have a food fail section because I would LOVE to see these failures 😉 Also thank you for the tips because otherwise – I am going to have a lot of food fails in my kitchen soon!

  65. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – We hope to see you again next week!
    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

  66. haha u are hilarious! I have had so many kitchen failures that I have lost count! lol

    • Ah ha ha aha!!! Oh I have lost count too – I almost feel like everything in the kitchen I make is a slight fail, but hey, as long as I LIKE IT – that’s all that matters!

  67. Nice one. Everyone fails initially. Don’t give up trying.

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