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half-baked

Ill-conceived; not well thought out or planned. Likened to something that has only cooked in the oven for half the time necessary. Stop coming up with these half-baked schemes! They'll never work! I could tell the project was only half-baked from the beginning, but I kept my head down and said nothing.

baked

1. mod. sunburned. I was out in the sun until I got totally baked.
2. mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. I’ve never seen anybody so baked.

half-baked

1. mod. badly thought out. It would have been approved if it weren’t so half-baked.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. Fred got himself sort of half-baked every Saturday night.

If I knew you were coming, I'd have baked a cake

An expression of delighted surprise at finding someone whose appearance was unanticipated. The title of a 1950 hit record by Eileen Barton, the phrase quickly caught on, and for at least a decade thereafter anyone who appeared where least expected was likely to be greeted with “If I knew you were coming, I'd have baked a cake.”
See also: baked, cake, have, if, knew
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When you visit friends, rather than taking a bottle of wine you can take something you've baked.
In contrast, potato pancakes are griddled or baked until they are crispy.
Include the recipe, and if possible, include freshly baked goodies as part of the display.
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Last year marked the introduction of Kettle Foods' first Kettle(TM) brand Bakes product, baked potato chips, which the company sees flying off store shelves.
If baked in a greased pan, let stand about 5 minutes in pan, then remove from pan to wire rack; if baked in paper baking cups, immediately remove from pan to wire rack.
Many are among her favorite baked goods - and now they are compiled here for all to enjoy, she says.
Use baking times in recipes as guides, checking baked items several minutes before the minimum times specified in recipes.
An individual serving (one ounce) of 20 potato chips -- more than 50 percent larger than other baked brands -- is only 125 calories and 3 grams of fat.
Volume & value retail market for baked foods, including provincial and sector breakdown, up to 2004;
Cupcakes baked at home can range from those made fast with one-bowl vanilla or chocolate cake batters and creamed butter icings to fancier creations such as buttermilk, mocha, chai, coconut, jam, zucchini or blueberry cupcakes filled with lemon or passion fruit curd, chocolate ganache, vanilla custard, fruits, peanut butter, marshmallow creme or molten chocolate - and topped with cream cheese frostings, caramel icings, Chantilly creams, glazes, etc.
Papa Murphy's is the sixth largest pizza chain in the country and the pioneer of Take 'N' Bake pizza, offering specialty pizzas with the freshest toppings that are available for pick-up and baked at home in your own oven.
Baking during Passover is a challenge, as leavened baked goods and items made with flour are not permitted.
I made the cookies smaller (using an automatic-release scoop) than the author did - and baked them about nine minutes, which was half the amount of time called for in the recipe.