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Saucy Bloopers and Your Favorite Posts

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Saucy Bloopers and Your Favorite Posts

In seven months, I’ve published 76 blog posts, responded to over 400 visitor comments, and consumed about 18,000 more calories than I would have consumed if I hadn’t been blogging as the Saucy Dipper (figure about 300 calories per dip or sauce and 60 total dips and sauces).

I’m not complaining, though — not even about those calories. I really do love sauces and dips!

Seeing how it’s the end of the year and so much has come from this blog, I’d like to take a moment to showcase a few bloopers and to celebrate your favorite posts. But first, I want to say thank you for visiting and for reading. I think you’re awesome.

Let’s start the bloopers off with the crystallized sugar that ensued during my caramel sauce debacle (pictured above). Next, what about the time I shattered a plate on the kitchen floor after trudging through the wind and rain in NYC and making a shrimp dip? That day was a doozie.

broken plate on the floor

Or the time I made potato pancakes and chopped a jalapeno without gloves? I almost cried, because my fingers burned so bad.

cutting hot jalapeno

I was so proud of my new food processor that I wrote a review and “how to.” After boasting about its wonderfulness, I plugged it in to make a cucumber sauce. Turns out my KitchenAid isn’t perfect after all. Check out this leakage…

cucumber sauce in processor

Then there was the time my sister and I fought with a can of olives and almost threw it out the window. Thankfully for my mom’s window and the seven-layer bean dip we made, everything worked out. It was just a matter of taking the olive can apart. Tee hee.

olive can will not open

can of sliced black olives

One of the most infuriating things to happen in the kitchen has to be a clumpy looking sauce that should be creamy. I slaved over a chicken tikka masala and again had to fight back the tears when it looked like this…

homemade tikka

lumpy tikka masala sauce

I learned about tempering the hard way…

But then there’s always a lot of good to go along with the whoopsie moments, at least that’s the way I like to look at it. The following posts are the most popular Saucy Dipper posts to date. Please enjoy!

Your Favorite Saucy Dipper Posts This Year

9 Responses to “Saucy Bloopers and Your Favorite Posts”

  1. sweetlife says:

    what a great line up, wow 76 posts in seven months, that’s awesome..here’s to many more!!happy holidays!

    sweetlife

  2. Monet says:

    Smile. We’ve all had quite a few bloopers this year. I enjoyed seeing the ones that you shared with me. It made me realize I’m not alone in my kitchen mistakes. Thank you for sharing the favorite posts too. I hope you have a wonderful New Years with your family and friends!

  3. What a post…they seem funny now, but I am sure they were frustrating at the time. Wow 76 posts 🙂

  4. Oh, and Happy New Year! Have a wonderful ending to 2010 and a most amazing 2011!

  5. Cris says:

    Can’t wait to see what next year has in store!

  6. Chung says:

    I’m catching up on your posts (crawled into a hole in December). Now I’m curious about tempering! The chicken tikka masala looks like it was great anyway. Will you explain tempering in a future post?

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