I actually tried straining boiling pasta by putting my hand on the edge of the pot and dumping the pasta against my hand. Source
Late at night, after a very, very long couple of days, I tried to follow a crockpot recipe for gumbo. After dumping everything in, I read the last instruction "add rice and enjoy!", so, I added rice.
Woke up the next morning to overflowing gelatinous goop.
Did not enjoy. Source
I was making a coffee flavored cheesecake. The recipe called for seven tablespoons of coffee. I added seven tablespoons of (instant) coffee grounds. The caffeine was strong with this one. Source
I used what I thought was pepper when making a soup at my parents house. Turned out it was sand my mom had brought back from the Oregon Coast the week before. Source
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