Sunday, March 10, 2013

Pinterest fail....

I must share some very sad news....  I had yet another Pinterest failure.   Instead of keeping this failure to myself- I decided to share it all with you.  There are some very funny and witty blogs out there- Pintester and  others that blog exclusively about Pinterest successes and failures.  

I decided to test out the two ingredient pancake "pin" that is floating around out there.   The premise for the recipe is easy- only two ingredients- bananas and eggs. You mash up one egg and banana together.  You then fry it up in a pan like a pancake and presto!- you have two ingredient pancakes. 

I am here to provide a pubic service to you all.   These are not pancakes.   They turn out kinda wet and soggy.   Now I know that I would prefer to scramble my egg and eat a banana on the side.   I can see how these "pancake imposters" appear to be fluffy.  But, don't be fooled.   They are not as fluffy and airy as the real thing.   They do not taste like pancakes.   They taste like mashed up bananas and eggs.   Which I learned I do not like mixed together.  Take note Gerber- banana and egg would not be a best seller.  

I kinda feel duped.  Like when someone told me spaghetti squash tastes just like spaghetti.  Nope.  It doesn't.  It tastes like spaghetti squash with spaghetti sauce on top.   Which can be quite tasty, but does not taste like spaghetti.  


So, I know that most blogs are filled with beautiful recipes and talk nothing of kitchen failures.  But, I am a wanna-be blogger so I will keep it real here.  I have many many failures in the kitchen.  I also have made many recipes that were mediocre.   But, I do love to share the recipes that did turn out delicious.  And, I also feel obligated to tell you of the recipes that did not turn out at all.   This is one of them.   So next time you get a hankering for some pancakes- make some real ones please.   Pancakes are meant to be fluffy, tender, buttery pillows of deliciousness.   If you are worried about over indulging on the real thing- save them for the weekend.  And eat the eggs and bananas (served separately- of course) during the week.

Saving the world from fake pancakes.  No thanks is needed.


  1. Great post...I love it that I am not the only one that has kitchen can eggs and bananas mix together and turn into pancakes...that does not even make sense. Thanks for the heads up...I will NOT be trying those. Just a heads know those peanut butter companies that are makeing Hazelnut Spread...they tell you it is like Nutella...well...don't believe them...they taste NOTHING LIKE NUTELLA...big fat fail. Just a tip for the day.

    Oh..I love our make the failed pancakes look good.

  2. I love this. I love that I'm not the only one who has kitchen fails, and actually talks about them. It bugs me sometimes. I mean, I love the professional food blogs with their gorgeous photos, perfect staging, perfect lighting, etc. And I read that it takes them a couple of tries to get things right. And I'm thinking that they should tell us about some of these bad tries.

    My favorite pinterest fail is this chicken dish that is supposed to taste better than chicken parm and be so much easier. It uses croutons instead of breading the chicken. It does NOT taste like chicken parm. It's just flat out bad. Blech.

    Thanks for keeping it real =)

  3. Yeah, that spaghetti squash is best with butter and salt and pepper--because it is squash, no matter what it looks like or what it is called! :) The banana and egg recipe? WAY too early for April Fool's jokes!

  4. LOL This made me laugh! The photos say it all. Thanks you for the PSA!!