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The Top 8 Foods I Am Most Likely to Burn

by Katie Workman  •  August 12, 2013

I don’t know why I feel inclined to share this.  Ok, yes I do: I’m a confessor, and I want to hear from you about the things you burn, so we can all feel better.  Learn from my mistakes.  I have lost too many good pots to scorched bottoms due to ignored popcorn. The fire department has had to come to my parents’ house TWICE over Thanksgiving because I let turkey fat cause a grease fire in the oven.  The second time is even less funny than the first.

Don’t try to do that one extra thing while you are making any of the following: smoke alarm

1. Quesadillas

2. The last half batch of cookies

3. Pita chips

4. Crostini

5. Caramel Sauce

6. Grilled Cheese

7. Toasted sesame seeds

8. Stovetop popcorn

Ok, your turn.  What sets off the smoke alarm in your house?

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  1. Aug 22, 2013
    @ 20:34 PM
    Pamela Waterman (@BracesFriendly) says ....

    I have a bad habit of spraying cooking oil onto a pan for making scrambled eggs, turning on the burner, and then walking away to “do something” while I wait for the pan to heat up. I either end up making really brown scrambles, or ditching the pan of smoking oil in the sink and starting all over. Now I’m trying to set the timer for one minute before I turn away, to remind myself of what I started out to do!


  2. Aug 14, 2013
    @ 19:05 PM
    Sally says ....

    Mine is pan seared meat – sets off the smoke alarm every time, even though I’ve never burnt it. Also, the smoke alarm is guaranteed to go off if I have something sitting on the left back burner and preheat the oven. Not the front burners and not the right back burner — just the left.


  3. Aug 13, 2013
    @ 19:54 PM
    Melinda says ....

    I once forgot I had a pot of eggs boiling away. Wine coupled with the Internet will do that 😉


    • Aug 14, 2013
      @ 08:33 AM
      Katie Workman says ....



      • Nov 27, 2013
        @ 09:48 AM
        Bonnie says ....

        as long as you do not let the wine boil away; you are allowed


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