the ultimate food high

5 Students Confess Their Kitchen Screw-Ups

Everyone’s had a mishap or two in the kitchen before, but these stories have totally topped our list of oops-worthy moments.

I picked up a rice cooker for free at a garage sale. Sweet! Then it almost burned my house down. Not so sweet.
Alfred Ng, newspaper and online journalism senior.

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Once I tried to make pistachio ice cream, but I churned for too long and turned it to butter! So I ended up making the mix into frosting for a cake. Delish.
Chloe Quakenbush, psychology senior.


Screen Shot 2014-12-01 at 7.08.36 PMI must have been in the 3rd or 4th grade when I got fed up with our refrigerated peanut butter—I wanted it smooth “like those Jif commercials.” So I put the jar of cold peanut butter into the microwave and turned it on…and set off what looked like fireworks inside. I never did get my peanut butter like those Jif commercials.
Mary Mik, psychology sophomore.

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My friend put cayenne pepper instead of cinnamon in French toast and served it to everyone at the breakfast table.
Jennifer Corletta, public relations senior.


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Put a loaf of bread in the microwave. Metal twist-tie burst into flames. Put wax paper in microwave. Wax burst into flames. Put an aluminum mug with a plastic handle into microwave. Handle melted off. I don’t like microwaves.

Kendra O’Connor, marketing junior.


This story was originally featured in Baked’s Fall 2014 issue. To read more, click here.


About Baked Magazine

Baked is Syracuse University’s student-run food magazine. Founded in 2011, Baked aims to widen food options for SU students by introducing kitchen amateurs to cooking, highlighting local businesses and eateries, and connecting readers to the greater Syracuse food community. It publishes one issue each semester.

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