Why, you ask? Because they don’t always work for me and I am SICK of wasting ingredients. I’m one of those people who likes to make a recipe according to the recipe the first time and then change it up.
I USED to love Paula Deen ~ the OLD Paula Deen before she became PAULA DEEN! I love when I can catch an old show of hers on FN. That’s the Paula Deen I loved. I have a couple of recipes of hers that I use quite a bit and I love them. But they are older recipes.
Last week I made two recipes that I had seen her make on her show that I wanted to try for a party we are having and both were a complete mess! I’m not even going to post the recipes but I will link to them so you can see and I will post the picture of the jalapenos. The other did not even look appetizing.
The chicken in cornbread recipe is a great idea. I make something similar with beef and it works fine. If I didn’t put the chicken and barbecue sauce in the microwave to warm up first, it would have been cold ~ yuck! I made the muffins, made the dents, put the warm chicken in the dents and they looked fabulous. I couldn’t get them out of the pan even though I had sprayed the heck out of it. Maybe I should have taken the muffins out first like the recipe said but I couldn’t see how they wouldn’t break up if I did it that way. I may mess around with it in the future but it isn’t high on my list. I like the concept, not the directions.
The jalapeno bottle caps is another great concept. I also watched them make this recipe only mine looked nothing like hers. I followed the recipe and this is what I got:
I’d have to do alot of work before I would try this again. They were good so at least that made me happy!
Both recipes are off my list for parties, which is too bad because I think they would both be great. There are a million recipes out there and it’s not hard to leave some behind!