Entertaining Mistakes

It's your worst nightmare: intimate dinner or big splashy event, and something goes horribly wrong. The causes can be legion. The only known antidote: humor & quick thinking.

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Clean eating before there was such a thing

Clean eating before there was such a thing

Who: Susie McMillan Cearley, Cooking Light reader, via Facebook

Result: Pine-fresh cookies.

I wanted to impress the family with my homemade sugar cookies at our regular Sunday dinner. When my brother-in-law said, “Susie, these cookies taste like soap,” I thought he was teasing me. But I had wiped the kitchen counter with a pine cleaner and then put down a tea towel to lay out the cookies to decorate them.

What now? Next time, choose decorating surfaces carefully.

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