My friends call me variously "the experimental chef" or "the mad food scientist." :3 These ones turned out to be some of my success stories.
But then there are the "there's no way that should've worked because you didn't know enough to know what rules you were breaking (but it's tastier than we expected)" stories (the Japanese-Thai fusion of pad thai and yakisoba, the dessert onigiri filled with red bean paste and sour pie cherries because I didn't know you weren't supposed to use red bean paste with anything other than mochi rice).
And THEN there are the embarrassing but hilarious Critfail from the Kitchen Abyss stories (Dagobah Swamp Ramen, from when I didn't know the difference between nori and konbu and thought seaweed was seaweed, or the lima bean stir fry that wouldn't die from when I had a big batch of lima beans and I hate lima beans so I kept trying weirder and weirder things to make them taste better).
.....you know, actually I'm almost tempted to write up Dagobah Swamp Ramen as "Sora's Adventures in Bachelor Cooking!!!one!" If only I had an excuse to pretend Star Wars existed in the KH extended-multiverse, that is. :3