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Red Lobster Biscuit Fail

By on January 25, 2014

Dear Internet: My Red Lobster copycat biscuits?  Terrible.  

Been a while since I’ve frequented Red Lobster.  Only really remember the biscuits.  I was thinking about those biscuits a few weeks ago, might be nice to knock them out.  Found a copycat recipe and went to work.  Was it a…


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Disappointing Donut Debacle

By on November 23, 2013

Lard.  Maybe it was the lard I couldn’t find.  Or the recipe from 1971, perhaps mis-transcribed.  The memory isn’t incorrect, of this I’m sure.  Those donuts were so good. Cake donuts, like you get at the orchard. Firm and browned on the outside, tender fall flavor in the middle….


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Garnish Fail Haiku

By on April 30, 2013

 

 

crunchy sugar crust

 

spoons poised to tap and crackle  

 

white top fail butts in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not sure what I was thinking here, really.  Just cutting off the tops would have saved the whole thing.     

 

 

 


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Dear Splenda: A (Shameful) Love Note

By on January 27, 2013

Dear Splenda:

I remember the day we met.  The Starbucks a few blocks north of Wall.  A toiling BigLaw 3rd year.  The days, nights, weekends all running together. Conference room meals, surprise double all-nighters.  The stress and sleep deprivation cocktail, the gym forgotten.  And it was then – in a…


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Week of Fail: Mango Flop-sicle and Fitness Debacle

By on June 9, 2012

MANGO FLOPS:
Well, fail happens.  A double-helping this week at GHT.  Let’s start with the food, then move to the fitness.  A well-intentioned effort at mango popsicles.   Gone wrong.  Nice pic, eh? Well, they didn’t taste good.  

Thanks to the kind folks at the National Mango Board I had a…


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Flavor Fail: Beef Stroga-not

By on September 2, 2011

It’s not all roses and daisies here at GHT.  We have high expectations and need to bring it.  And once in a while, it happens.  The plan executed, the food lookin’ nice, the family hungry.   But then – the big fizzle.  It’s just not that good.
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