Our Home Cooks' Best Joke Recipes

Homemade ice cubes are one thing, but what about making cupcakes out of meatloaf or baking a whole camel? Thanks to our witty home cooks, these ridiculous recipes do not disappoint.

Ice Cubes

Mix 2 cups of water with 2 tablespoons of water. Add more water to taste. "I wish there was a Crock-Pot version of this recipe. I work long hours and I just don’t have the time to invest in this kind of hands-on cooking."


How to Boil Water

The perfect recipe for any new cook. Professional results in just seven minutes. "And it's gluten free, too!"


Chocolate Moose

This nontraditional dessert will require a slightly larger refrigerator. "This is for VERY special occasions only — it takes a lot of effort, but the presentation is spectacular!"


Your Kids' Time Out Lunch

This parental adaptation of prison food can be on the table in just one minute. "Great recipe, although I did find myself wondering if it’s still OK to cut the crust off."

-mom of 4

Baked Camel

You may need to make more than one stop to procure the necessary ingredients for this recipe. "I'm watching my weight, so I substituted Egg Beaters for seagull eggs."

-Melissa and Her Pants

Tap Water

A low-calorie treat with minimal preparation time. Cleanup is as easy as having paper towels on hand. "I have found that this recipe is subject to regional availability and freshness of ingredients."


Twinkie Sushi

While chopsticks are still an option, we recommend avoiding soy sauce with this recipe. "Sushi isn’t always practical for school, so I sent my daughter in with Twinkie sushi instead. Great idea!"

-Mika G.

Elephant Stew

Stock up on Tupperware: This hearty dish ensures leftovers for months. "I’m sure this recipe is great, but I just couldn’t find a pot big enough."


Traditional PB&J Recipe

What’s better: The classic sandwich or our chefs’ twists on the classic? "I used organic white bread and Nutella, and substituted wild elderberry preserves for the pedestrian grape jelly. I served it with a Château Pétrus and some imported cheese."

-ROV Chef

Kitty Litter Cake

This may be the only way to prevent your guests from depleting your chocolate supply. "This is a hit! Once people get over their initial reaction…"



The importance of low-maintenance meals is too often undervalued. "I made this recipe for my ex-wife the other day and now we are back together. No lie, this toast is a miracle- worker!"

-I Love To Eat Food!

How to Bake a Cake with Small Children

In addition to flour and eggs, this recipe requires a dust pan and the number of a local bakery. "I tried making this, but it turned into pizza dough. Might I suggest duct- taping your children to the wall?"


"Grilled Cheese"

You guessed it. This is absolutely not a grilled cheese sandwich. "My husband just loves grilled cheese...the look on his face after the first bite was priceless."

-Queen Roachie

"Chicken Pot Pie"

This recipe may look savory, but in fact, it’s quite sweet. "I call this Chicken Not Pie."



Let's just say you won't want to add sprinkles. "When my husband picked up a cupcake at dinner, my 4-year-old scolded him for taking dessert too soon."