It didn't always suck, and up until the last few years, I could assume that following the recipes would result in something edible. Since their recipes seem to fail more often now than they succeed, I have to say that I'm through wasting ingredients and time on at best, adequate results. Today's attempt at THIS was an absolute disaster.
The candied fennel hardened into fennel candy sticks-not really the pleasant topping I imagined for an upside down cake. What's more, fennel is expensive. I. Am. So. Annoyed. It sounded odd to me as I read the recipe, but I went with it figuring it was tested. I no longer believe this recipe was tested. It was inedible. Blech.
No more subscription-I wouldn't even leave these crummy magazines in the Free pile at the library. Boo, hiss.