As you know, it's December, and that means it's totally holiday party time. 

Some of my family won't be doing a lot of going out (my niece just had a baby boy, so.. they're going to wanna stay home and get a routine started, etc.  You know how it is with a brand new baby) this year.  But, there was the holiday party for my Mom's side of the family, and it's a tradition every year.

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We go out to their house in the country, all hang out in a barn together, and eat food.  Now I will admit, a lot of these people are friends of theirs, so I don't know everybody for sure, but they're all chill, fun people.

So of course, since it's pot luck, you gotta bring something, right?  Right.  A side or a dessert or a drink or something!  You just gotta.  I was looking through my "saved recipes" (it's something I do when I see something online I wanna try, I just bookmark it and save it for later) and I saw one for a sweet and salty caramel cookie.

I thought, perfect! I wanna try it, I gotta bring something anyway... let's do it!

I, of course, forgot the cardinal rule of Holiday Parties: Don't Bring a Dish You Made for the First Time.

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Now, admittedly, I... can sometimes get a little lazy when it comes to baking things. Which is why I don't do it often. I basically just put all the ingredients together and baked it up. I didn't, you know, actually follow the directions. I was supposed to like, cream butter or something and then gently incorporate the flour and stuff, but... I didn't do that. I just threw it all together in a bowl and mixed it up. So what should have been cookies turned out to be a sugar cookie cake with a bit of sweet and salty mixed in.

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YOU GUYS. You'd think right now that I'd be learning from my mistakes and promising to never do this again, but.... this was good, ya'll. Like. Really good. But I know it's wrong. I know it's not what the recipe intended, and it probably isn't for everyone, but.... I liked it alot. But... it's wrong, and it's weird, even if it is a happy accident. So I decided to keep it and I'll just snack on it. I mean, I can't guarantee everyone will like it, and people probably didn't want to try a new thing at a Christmas Party. I like weird, but not everybody does, after all.

What are you bringing to the holiday party this year? Are you going to bring a side you always bring, or are you going to be like me and try something new?

Gochujangingly yours,
Behka

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