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Before writing Hamilton or sharing the music of Encanto with the world, Lin-Manuel Miranda was talking more about bagels than ... Bruno."In my lean, single years, the only thing I was good at were pizza bagels, Miranda tells Yahoo Life. "I'm talking four cheeses, barbecue sauce mixed with the tomato sauce and H&H Bagels — if I could splurge for them."But Miranda flew too close to the sun while dating his now wife, Vanessa Nadal. He tried to create a special pizza bagel for her, and an epic kitchen fail ensued. "Judge me not too harshly because I was in my 20s," says Miranda, "I saw one of her bars of dark chocolate and I decided to melt that in with the tomato sauce and make a dark-chocolate-cheese pizza bagel.""I presented it to my wife with pride," he continues, "and she said to me, 'This tastes horrible, and you ruined my chocolate bar — like, this is a double crime.' We talk about the dark-chocolate pizza bagel."Now that Miranda and Nadal have two kids, the 42-year-old filmmaker says he has shifted to simpler tasks in the kitchen. "I'm a parent, so it's really fried eggs and chicken tenders, all day, every day."