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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Good morning, foodie friends.

Thursday is National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day, so stock up on Band-Aids, antibiotic ointment and phone numbers for your favorite delivered pizza.

I know what you’re thinking: “But Lindsey, you darling culinary genius, housewife extraordinaire, you must have no experience in the kitchen klutz department.” But it’s true, dear readers, I, too, have my share of culinary mishaps. Most of mine involve large birthday celebrations and a conviction that the tube of gel icing will, indeed, work this time.

Exhibit A: This hard-as-a-rock pizza cookie is supposed to say “Happy B-Day Lenny!” We needed an interpreter specializing in gibberish by the time the candles were lit.

And then there’s my sweet boy’s third birthday cake, which I thought was going to be a breeze to decorate, thanks to his baseball-themed party. Gel icing let me down again, making his special treat look more like a homicide scene than an ode to his favorite sport. Nailed it! *Mom sob*

But the good thing is, it still tasted great. I’m getting ready for his fourth birthday next month and I’ll be turning to the recipe I’ve used since his first birthday, Hersehy’s perfect chocolate cake, which is, indeed, perfect.

Luckily, we don’t have to be perfect in the kitchen. And just so you don’t feel alone, our staff members shared their kitchen klutz stories in honor of the big day.

Don’t worry if you burn the toast!
Lindsey Hollenbaugh
Managing editor of Features

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