Monday, September 28, 2009

So you think you can cook?

So, I spent some time in the kitchen this past weekend doing some baking.  Cupcakes. I heart cupcakes. Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate cream cheese icing.  Like most of my cooking adventures things don't always go as planned and I usually call Lawnmower Man into the kitchen with this statement:

Where do you think I went wrong? 

I wasn't terribly wrong this time and I followed the directions to a tee, but I just thought the cupcakes should have risen a little higher and not have that sunk in the middle look.  His first diagnosis was, "Did you use baking powder?"  "Yes, yes I did."  "Maybe it was out of date?"  "Nope, the date is still good." 

We're still not sure what happened but he said he's going to start his own blog called...mywifecan'tcook.blogspot.com...too bad for him.  I looked and it's already taken:)

I came across this quiz on the AOL news page and took it.  I scored 8 out of 14.  I don't think my score is so bad considering I can't cook and someone wants to write a blog about it.  I'll be eager to hear what some of your scores are in the comments. 

http://food.aol.com/dinner-tonight/cooking-quiz?icid=main|htmlws-main|dl3|link3|http%3A%2F%2Ffood.aol.com%2Fdinner-tonight%2Fcooking-quiz
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10 comments:

Me said...

13 out of 14 for me! Darn that poaching question...should've gotten that one.

~H

Ashley said...

Haven't taken the quiz... but I THINK that cakes can fall if you open and shut the oven too much before they are done???

Me said...

You've got problems, Angela...I got 9 right and can only cook sloppy joes and peanut butter cookies (in the package.) Maybe you should get some pizza coupons for future use. :)

-shawn

Anonymous said...

I got 10 out of 14...which most I got right were guesses! My problem is nto the ability but the fact that I never have time!

Sumer said...

No surprise, I also only answered 8 correctly and more than a few were guesses! :)

Alli said...

With cake products, it helps to pound the bubbles out of the middle, and def leave the oven shut. If everything was done corectly, the weather can also cause problems for all sorts of recipes, but not sure if cupcakes are one of those. I did "fail" the test by my standards, but I happen to be an expert on sweets... well, at least an expert eater :)

mamaw said...

Hey I got 11. And did u see the frosting in bottle just squirt on ur icing . Maybe u need Pionner Womans new cookbook coming out soon. I made Potato soup yesterday not sure if it was from Boo Mama or PW. 1lb,bacon (OH YES MA'AM)now who would that sound like. It was yum for these cold days. Yes Big Nanny I know I Ramble.

Anonymous said...

I got 12 of 14. That was a tough quiz! But maybe Brian should take over the kitchen!
Trisha

Wags said...

11 out of 14 here... little disappointed in myself. i was going for perfection.

Wife of the Pres. said...

I got 11 right. I missed 2 of my 3 right at the beginning … it was nerves! :)