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by Karen Miner
Karen Miner is the Food & Home Editor for SheKnows. She is a freelance writer, recipe developer and is also the cook, author and photographer behind the food blog, Tasty Trials, a collection of original recipes and stories. She and her h...
We all want to create a Martha Stewart-esque Thanksgiving spread, but sometimes it just doesn't happen.
Originally published November 2015. Updated November 2016.
The No. 1 Thanksgiving nemesis: the pie.
Let's be honest — the family silently cheered when this happened.
You had one job, glass lid. One job.
The crunchy onions on the top are still totally fine.
A case for not drinking too much before you get the turkey safely to the table.
As someone who always burns the rolls, I can relate.
Who knew that molten lava came out of overcooked sweet potatoes?
When you need a ladle for your pie, you know it's bad.
The seafood version of a turducken — aka the stuff nightmares are made of.
Pie crusts like this are why professional bakeries exist.
Turkey jerky is actually pretty expensive, so... silver lining?
Pumpkin pie: Why do you have to be so difficult?
This brings new meaning to the term "crisp."
Sometimes apples just don't want to overachieve.
Wait, wait, wait — wasn't Halloween last month?
Because at the end of the day, cats really are just tiny fur-covered jerks.
Probably shouldn't have tried to meld 19 desserts together.
Forget the five-second rule. The five-hour rule comes into play for mac and cheese.
When you can barely recognize it as dessert, you probably failed.
I like toasty marshmallows as much as the next guy, but...
When you can't get past step 1, abort immediately, and drive to the bakery.
Does anybody really care about the cranberry sauce?
Not a total FAIL, but one more strike against pies.
When you can pick up a whole pan of cornbread like this, you know something went wrong.
If it was this consistency going into the oven, you never had a chance.
The burnt marshmallow solution: Scrape 'em off, and start over.
We can just eat the bottom half...
Nope. Turkeys do not need to look like this. Ever.
I would risk the glass shards for deliciously cheesy pasta.
For the last time... just buy the damn pie.
Nothing a little scraping won't fix.
Is it Thanksgiving or the apocalypse?
Sally the Lab is gonna need a little help with that.
We've heard of the chicken crossing the road... guess this turkey wanted to make a go of it.
It's safe to say the goose is cooked.
Brûlée sweet potato casserole is on the menu tonight!
On the bright side, that loaf would make for one amazing leftover turkey sandwich.
20 bucks says they still taste amazing.
When #DogShaming and #ThanksgivingFAIL collide.
Just close your eyes when you eat them and everything will be fine.
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