Recipe deal-breakers

Just read this really delightful piece in the NY Times about recipe deal-breakers (those techniques, ingredients or words that will cause you to put a recipe down and move on):

I'm sure we all have them! Personally, I won't use fondant. And it's not a deal breaker, but it takes a lot to get me to roll up a cake jelly-roll style.

So, friends, what are your recipe deal-breakers?

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