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Celebrate your cooking disasters: Stuffing with apples and tangerine bites

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It has been a while since the Knoxville Cooking Examiner featured another epic recipe fail in the series, "Celebrate your cooking disasters." This stuffing recipe turned out so badly that it merits some kind of "Best of the Worst" award.

There are a few lessons to be learned from this incident with the most obvious being that you just can’t cook tangerine sections in stuffing. Sliced apples are a common ingredient used in Thanksgiving stuffing with the apples playing against the autumn flavors of onion and celery.

At Christmas, it might seem a good idea to add those tangerines that seem to be plenteous in various holiday treat bags and baskets received throughout the season. What could be more festive for a Yuletide dish than some colorful tangerine sections added in with the apples? The results are a bitter, miserable taste that rivals persimmons picked too early.

There is another valuable lesson learned here. Christmas, Thanksgiving and other important occasions are not the best time to try out a new, untested recipe or ingredient, especially something a little radical. Sometimes, if cooks throughout the centuries have not added a particular ingredient to a commonly-prepared dish, there is a valid reason for that!

Nevertheless, it is important to celebrate your cooking disasters because that is how you learn.

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