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The pasta from hell.
The pasta from hell.

I actually tried straining boiling pasta by putting my hand on the edge of the pot and dumping the pasta against my hand. Source

Do not add rice. I repeat, do not add rice.
Do not add rice. I repeat, do not add rice.

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

There is such a thing as too much coffee.
There is such a thing as too much coffee.

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

That was definitely not pepper.
That was definitely not pepper.

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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