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12 Cooking Fails Everyone’s Been Guilty Of

Even the best cooks have failed spectacularly before! Help avoid another cooking fail by using Barilla® Pronto™.

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1. The most ubiquitous fail of all: horrifically overcooking something.

Went from "done" to "COMPLETELY INCINERATED" reaallllll quick.
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Went from "done" to "COMPLETELY INCINERATED" reaallllll quick.

2. And let's not forget horrifically UNDERcooking something.

NO groan is worse than the groan of cutting into meat that's raw on the inside.
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NO groan is worse than the groan of cutting into meat that's raw on the inside.

3. Everyone's committed the sin of forgetting a key ingredient.

You never realize you forgot something until the food is DONE and just looks totally wrong.
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You never realize you forgot something until the food is DONE and just looks totally wrong.

4. Or made an ingredient substitution that was just a BAD CALL.

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Ever pour a bowl of cereal and realize you don't have milk? Well, turns out orange juice is NOT a substitute that works.

5. NO ONE in life has avoided making a huge mess in the kitchen.

Just abide by the glorious five-second rule and carry on!
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Just abide by the glorious five-second rule and carry on!

6. And we've ALL made something that didn't look exactly like the picture in the recipe.

On the bright side, those photos were DEFINITELY photoshopped, right?
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On the bright side, those photos were DEFINITELY photoshopped, right?

7. Forgetting something in the oven is WAYYYYY too familiar.

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The fire department might actually know you by name already!

8. And having something stick to a pan is too common (and tragic!) of a sight.

WORST OF ALL, this literally only happens when you're making something to bring to a party or potluck.
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WORST OF ALL, this literally only happens when you're making something to bring to a party or potluck.

9. We're all guilty of being lazy bums sometimes.

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This better be what the recipe meant when it said "crushed tomatoes"!

10. And we've all been victims of microwave disasters.

It should be a requirement for microwaves to have detailed instructions literally printed on them.
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It should be a requirement for microwaves to have detailed instructions literally printed on them.

11. Who HASN'T confused flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, or baking soda?

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YOU try picking out the right ingredient in a lineup.

12. Let's not forget the facepalm moment of epic-failing at flipping something over.

It's never, EVER as effortless as it looks.
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It's never, EVER as effortless as it looks.

Let's face it: Cooking mistakes happen to everyone. Make cooking easier by using Barilla® Pronto™. One Pan. No Boil. No Drain pasta.