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I made some homemade cranberry bread, only to realize my mom's "salt" is "low sodium" aka low flavor and I need to use like twice as much. My bread tastes like cranberries and not much else :/
Any one else?

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  1. I made a Christmas capon in a rented ski chalet, not realizing what a mess it would make in the oven (the grease spattered well beyond the tented foil to reach every nook and cranny)... We were vacating the chalet the next day so I spent the rest of Christmas cleaning the oven and racks with the paltry cleaning products that were on hand since all the shops were shut... Next year we're having cereal! (The capon was actually very tasty though-- sorry about your cranberry bread).

    1. Tried to make blueberry pancakes at my mother-in-law's house. I pour the batter into the pan. Nothing. It rises not one whit. Just thin puddles of batter with blueberries poking out.

      I looked at the expiration date on the baking powder. It had expired eight years earlier.

      Oops.

      1. Use it for toast and use salted butter.

        1. don't ever ask someone who doesn't cook about the ingredients in his (or her) home.
          Me: "You have buttermilk?"
          Him; "Of course, silly!"
          Cut to: 3 hours later
          M: "Honey, where's the buttermilk?"
          H: "On the door and on the shelf?"
          M: "Huh?"
          H: "On the door and on the shelf... Let me show you." Comes into kitchen and opens the fridge door wide, then patronizingly pulls out half a stick of butter and the dregs of a quart of milk."
          M: "No... I wanted..."
          H: "You said butter, milk."
          M: "Buttermilk."
          H: "Huh?" Beat. "Does this mean I have to go to the store?"

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          1. re: Emme

            Hehe, that's funny. Mrbushy would be guilty of that sort of response if he even knew what was in the frig.