I decided to make homemade baked beans for a family bbq tonight. Never made them before, and I had a recipe that looked good.

Of course, being me, I couldn’t follow it exactly.

First I added an entire tiny can of tomato paste. It called for a tablespoon. WHY DO RECIPES DO THIS WITH TOMATO PASTE? Use the whole can, for Christ’s sake.


Then I realized I didn’t have brown sugar, so I used maple syrup instead.

I also put more onion and celery in that it called for, but I don’t foresee that having an effect. Because baked beans totally need more fiber, ya know?

Finally, it called for 1/4 cup of water. I decided to use bourbon instead.

Fingers crossed!

Anybody else incapable of accurately following new recipes? This is why I never post reviews on websites.