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Food confessions you'd rather not make.?

Zoe Jul 19, 2002 11:04 AM

I know its OK to like McDonald's French fries but we all have OTHER secrets. Amongst mine are French Toast from Norms and the deepest secret of all, red beans and rice from Popeyes. Do other Hounds have secrets too?

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    anonymous RE: Zoe Jul 19, 2002 01:17 PM

    The trifecta of crispy, buttery cracker, moist tender turkey and creamy sharp cheddar...Particularly a treat when I'm....well....

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      patty RE: Zoe Jul 19, 2002 02:06 PM

      Despite being a carnivore, I was developing a serious thing for Morningstar Farms vegetarian riblets, doctored with a bit of Thai barbecue sauce. But now they have disappeared from Trader Joes. My permanent downfall is orange chicken, of the Panda Express sweet, sticky, spicy variety. I'm so devoted to it I once did a Panda Express phone-in survey to discuss quality and possible improvements. But I'm sure there's other restaurants who do it better. Full House and Sam Woo, downtown, for example, are disgustingly tasty.

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        David Boyk RE: Zoe Jul 19, 2002 02:20 PM

        I kinda like those Entenmann's plastic-chocolate covered donuts. Also, orange chicken (renamed to "Orange Favoriate [sic] Chicken" when I was a junior in high school) from Big Bowl, across the street from my alma mater, Santa Monica (Samohi). I think it was called that because that's all anybody ever ordered. Goopy, and overly sweet, and dumped on top of mediocre lo mein, but it was great. One place that some people might be ashamed of, but that I am proud to frequent, is Tito's Tacos in Culver City, the only gringo tacos I've ever liked.

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          patty RE: David Boyk Jul 20, 2002 02:29 PM

          Wow, David, I went to Samohi too, how did I ever miss the Big Bowl, after confessing to orange chicken addiction in the post just below. Perhaps it was way after my time. We used to go to the crepe place across the street, it was great. But that was for a date or something. During school, we went to Toms #5 for chili burgers and Sambo's for pancakes and coffee (so sophisticated to ditch school and have coffee instead). Also the Brandywyne Cafe was kind of a primitive espresso bar as I recall...this was the '70s, I hate to say.

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            Filmfreaketta RE: patty Jul 20, 2002 02:46 PM

            and Stan's Donuts (peanut butter pocket) at Santa Monica Place for lunch for seniors with open campus

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              patty RE: Filmfreaketta Jul 20, 2002 03:51 PM

              wow, we certainly didn't have any Santa Monica Place in my day. That was the "bad end" of the mall where our parents warned us not to go. We went to Winchell's on Lincoln during photography class, but my favorite donuts at the time were Arlene's at Santa Monica and Bundy (red and orange frosting!). Can't believe it's a Starbucks now. But I did love Stan's in my UCLA days. Oh, another embarassing confession: buttermilk twizzles, from the UCLA vending machines, warmed slightly in the microwave. Nirvana!

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                mrsdutoit RE: patty Oct 13, 2012 03:21 PM

                I live in Texas, but years ago worked at UCLA. There was no better way to start the day than with a buttermilk Twizzler. Are they still made? I'd love to contact the manufacturer and have them shipped frozen to me, but haven't been able to remember the name. Yours is the ONLY post on the internet that mentions these delicacies.

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            Cattus RE: David Boyk Jul 20, 2002 05:00 PM

            Tito's tacos are the best. Crowded, cheap, greasy... Usually I get an order of cheese enchiladas, an extra order of guacamole and wash it down with a giant root beer. The salsa there is positively institutional.

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            tissue RE: Zoe Jul 19, 2002 02:35 PM

            Chicken breast pieces from Jack in the Box. I like it with their buttermilk ranch sauce.

            spicy jack chicken quesadillas from del taco, no green sauce...

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              ellen RE: tissue Jul 19, 2002 03:22 PM

              jack in the box surprisingly has decent jalapeno poppers. (good for a quick fix)

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                petradish RE: ellen Jul 20, 2002 04:24 AM

                i agree on the jalapeno poppers
                i'd also add:

                taco bell bean burritos(extra sauce) with a hard shell taco chaser

                tommy's chili cheeseburgers

                wendy's frosties

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              Rio2002 RE: Zoe Jul 19, 2002 02:35 PM

              this will shock you... instant Top Ramen. yep the kind you get for 25 cents at the supermarket. i sometimes simply crave it. sick, i know ;-)

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                Sonia RE: Rio2002 Jul 19, 2002 09:33 PM

                I completely understand. I prefer the Maruchan brand myself. It soooo hits the spot when I get that occasional craving for MSG...

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                  patty RE: Sonia Jul 20, 2002 02:34 PM

                  In the same vein, instant hot and sour wonton soup. So disgustingly salty and vinegary and good. And not quite as much fat and calories as top ramen, although at that point, who's counting.

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                  GirlyQ RE: Rio2002 Oct 19, 2012 10:20 PM

                  I came here to say this! There are times I crave it so badly I could scream. There's something about the salty, carby goodness.

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                    fldhkybnva RE: Rio2002 Oct 19, 2012 11:58 PM

                    +1 although oddly enough I prefer it uncooked. My mom and I used to grab a bag, break off bits of dry noodles, quick lick, dip in seasoning, eat up.

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                      EWSflash RE: Rio2002 Nov 12, 2012 05:48 PM

                      Ramen is good stuff, especially if you tart them up with your favorite things. I add shredded black fungus, dried goji berries, and wakame seaweed. I love the seaweed.

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                        sisterfunkhaus RE: EWSflash Nov 18, 2012 12:26 PM

                        I love ramen with shitake, shredded carrots, and wilted bok choy, plus chile garlic sauce.

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                          KaimukiMan RE: sisterfunkhaus Nov 19, 2012 05:48 AM

                          sitting here trying to figure out what's wrong with that.

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                      Jake RE: Zoe Jul 19, 2002 04:14 PM

                      I love Taco Supremes from Taco Bell and Beef n Cheddars from Arby's.

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                        Jaz Cooks RE: Jake Nov 17, 2012 03:37 PM

                        Doritos Locos tacos from Taco Bell. I can eat 3 of them at one time! That orange-y nacho cheez powder reminds me of my childhood!

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                        HomeChef RE: Zoe Jul 19, 2002 04:17 PM

                        Tina's Bean and Beef frozen burritos (brown wrapper). Stouffer's Mac 'N Cheese.

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                          I just cant say RE: Zoe Jul 19, 2002 06:36 PM

                          All of you are SICK!!!!..but i get a mad craving for jack in the box tacos once ina while..and entenmenns powdered donuts.

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                            EWSflash RE: I just cant say Nov 12, 2012 05:49 PM

                            Yes- JITB tacos and onion rings, on-the-way-home-from the-bar necessities.

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                            local RE: Zoe Jul 19, 2002 07:15 PM

                            nummy...Taco Bell tacos. TGIFriday's jalapeno poppers w/Hidden Valley Ranch dressing, and a "healthier" addiction- Boston Market frozen creamed spinach. All, of course, spiked with Tabasco-my favorite multipurpose sauce.

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                              tokyoastrogirl RE: local Jul 19, 2002 07:40 PM

                              Sausage Croissant and egg rolls from Jack in The Box....I think there are enough fat grams to feed a grown man for a month in each, but hey......

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                                local RE: tokyoastrogirl Jul 19, 2002 07:53 PM

                                No contest-JITB provides good cheap fat in myriad forms...their tacos @2/99 are actually better than Taco Bell's if we're considering the fat factor ;-)

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                              no way RE: Zoe Jul 20, 2002 04:56 AM

                              Arby's Giant "Roast Beef" Sandwiches.. I know, I know...

                              oh, okay... this IS anonymous...
                              and the Subway steak and cheese sandwich - but only from the SW across from the car dealers in Thousand Oaks. They don't do the "portion" thing and it's messy but "sorta good" - who me? I'm not from Philly, never been there :) :) :) Anyway, you notice I'm not calling this a cheesesteak.

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                                EWSflash RE: no way Nov 12, 2012 05:51 PM

                                OH HELL YES- Sorry, caps lock, but I felt like it should stay. I love those things, with some Arby's sauce and that horsey sauce that doubles the calories. My favorite guilty pleasure lunch ever.

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                                  alliegator RE: EWSflash Nov 16, 2012 10:25 AM

                                  Ooooh my--Arby's bacon, beef and cheddar with Arby sauce oozing out of it. Grody heaven!

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                                cattus RE: Zoe Jul 20, 2002 04:54 PM

                                Oh sure,

                                Barbeque bean burritos from El Pollo Loco, 7-layer burrito and seasoned rice from Taco Bell. RALPH's house brand mac and cheese dinner for breakfast.

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                                  rasputina RE: cattus Dec 9, 2012 02:53 PM

                                  Oh how I miss El Pollo Loco.....

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                                  Filmfreaketta RE: Zoe Jul 20, 2002 05:09 PM

                                  Left over chinese food....cold...for breakfast

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                                    tandooritaco RE: Filmfreaketta May 20, 2013 11:13 AM

                                    I have been known to eat leftover wicked hot Thai green curry cold upon waking. So good, my husband thinks I am crazy though.

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                                    wumanchild RE: Zoe Jul 20, 2002 07:14 PM

                                    Okay, Chef Boyardee's X-men pasta with sautéed onions. Also made my roommates drool.

                                    Multi-layered jell-o with extra gelatin. Favorite combination is grape, strawberry and lime.

                                    Peanut butter on a spoon, any brand. Used to nibble on plain butter, too.

                                    Coco's oriental chicken salad, which is odd to order when you're - asian.

                                    Eating Twix by the layer.

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                                      Cattus RE: wumanchild Jul 21, 2002 06:11 PM

                                      womunchild, you have inspired me to out my parents by describing a couple of their food confessions.

                                      My dad:
                                      Eating spoonfuls of peanut butter with blobs of margarine on top - standing up in front of the refrigerator of course! He also likes to eat mayonaise out of the jar by the spoonful.

                                      And from my mom comes the following which is too much even for me -

                                      stirring a mixture of cheddar cheese, milk and torn-up white bread over a saucepan on a low flame until the whole thing turns warm and goopy. To be eaten at 6 AM in a tattered bathrobe directly out of the pot while horrified family looks on.

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                                        Sonia RE: Cattus Jul 21, 2002 07:14 PM

                                        Hey, your mom's concoction sounds good.

                                        I used to enjoy warm toast spread with butter, then topped with peanut butter. So disgusting but so good.

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                                          Scooter Pie RE: Sonia Jul 21, 2002 09:01 PM

                                          When I was very little, my mother would sometimes give my brother and me peanut butter and butter sandwiches. She'd also serve us bananas with milk and sugar for breakfast. I don't eat those exact combinations anymore, but they don't disgust me, either....

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                                            dotrat RE: Scooter Pie Jul 21, 2002 10:04 PM

                                            I also frequently had peanut butter & butter sandwiches as a kid.....often my mom would pack them to take to drive-in movies!

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                                              too too ashamed RE: dotrat Jul 21, 2002 11:24 PM

                                              I don't want to be identified on this one. When I was a kid, I had a sandwich that would make Elvis barf ...

                                              Peanut butter, butter, cream cheese and jelly ... on Wonder bread.

                                              There was a method to it, I remember. Butter first, then peanut butter, then cream cheese, then jelly.

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                                                Steph P RE: too too ashamed Jul 22, 2002 07:26 PM

                                                More peanut butter horror....

                                                my 90 year old grandmother turned me on to this one. It's toast with peanut butter, dried shredded pork (usually eaten with congee), and pickled radishes (wu ling tsai) on toast. to chinese...it sounds like the ultimate food degradation.

                                                recently, i met a peanut butter marketing manager and asked him whether my combo ever came up in their market research. He says I won the prize for .000001% of the population.

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                                                  Steph P RE: Steph P Jul 22, 2002 07:52 PM

                                                  it just occurred to me that I should elaborate. As long as I'm outing my food crimes, I might as well describe *why* I like it. :)

                                                  the dried pork is too dry to eat on its own, but paired with the peanut butter it provides that salty, meaty edge that counterbalances the peanut butter's natural sweetness. But the peanut butter is the core ingredient; it provides fatty/sweet flavors and the rich quality of roasted peanuts. The pickled radish is really only there for more moisture and to add some crunch to the sublime whole. If you like Roscoe's chicken and waffles, you'll like this combo as well -- i think they satisfy the same primal instincts. :)

                                                  - peanut butter (Laura Scudder's Old Fashioned Peanut Butter)
                                                  - dried shredded pork (rou sung, found in 99)
                                                  - pickled radish (wu ling tsai, found in 99)
                                                  - whole wheat bread, toasted

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                                              team_cake RE: Scooter Pie Oct 13, 2012 04:55 PM

                                              That reminds me of when my younger brother was an infant (I'm about three years older) and so we still had baby food in the house even though I'd been on solid human food for awhile. I still had a thing for Gerber's banana baby food in a jar -- probably until my brother was on solid food. After initially trying to curb me from eating it, I think mom just gave in and figured as long as I saw it as a treat, occasional banana baby food was ok. I have to say as an adult, banana pudding isn't too far from that, except with the addition of vanilla wafers.

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                                            wumanchild RE: Cattus Jul 22, 2002 04:30 PM

                                            HO!ly cow.

                                            I concede! I've always had a strong affection for the taste of fat - pure fat from roasted pork, chicken skin, beef marrow - but your dad's mayonnaise bit buries me in the dust!

                                            You have cool parents.

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                                              pikawicca RE: Cattus Oct 13, 2012 05:20 PM

                                              Sounds like a down and dirty cheese fondue, just needs a little booze.

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                                              Shellhead RE: wumanchild Nov 13, 2012 06:30 AM

                                              I've never had "Chef Boyardee's X-Men Pasta."

                                              I will keep my eyes out for it!

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                                              Jake RE: Zoe Jul 20, 2002 07:26 PM

                                              Cheetos, a bucket of the Colonel's original recipe, Milky ways, Breyer's Vanilla Bean

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                                                team_cake RE: Jake Oct 13, 2012 04:53 PM

                                                I'm hanging out with you.

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                                                Cha Hound RE: Zoe Jul 20, 2002 10:16 PM

                                                I'll have to echo those arby's roast beef sandwiches, any size, no sauce.
                                                And Frank's Red Hot sauce, though sometimes predominant in restaurant dishes where you don't want it to be, comes in handy at home many a time during a week.

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                                                  Jonis Yummy RE: Cha Hound Jul 22, 2002 03:01 AM

                                                  You mentioned the sandwich. I love the sauce. Love the pseudo horsey packets as well, but I would not object to a few paks of the dark sauce in my desk as well... I can suck those down on their own... since we are confessing sins.

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                                                    sisterfunkhaus RE: Cha Hound Nov 18, 2012 12:28 PM

                                                    I love the beef and cheddars with horsey sauce. Slurp. I had one yesterday for the first time in a year.

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                                                    Mr Grub RE: Zoe Jul 22, 2002 11:51 AM

                                                    2 words: Slim & Jim. & you can dip ‘em in stuff: maple syrup, jelly, taco sauce, peanut butter. ….Which leads to #2 on the Grubster’s list ‘o sins: grilled pb&j—slathered in butter & grilled like a cheese sandwich. ….& yes, that is the Grubmeister you see slinking into JITB for a curly grease, er, fries fix.

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                                                      Cha hound RE: Mr Grub Jul 24, 2002 05:09 AM

                                                      instead of slim jim's (which my teeth can't seem to fight past a certain point) I dip those "old wisconsin" "deli sticks" from the grocery into either one of two peruvian pepper sauces (that a place near me sells): panca or rocoto.

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                                                      Jake RE: Zoe Jul 22, 2002 12:18 PM

                                                      Sometimes I go through a phase of eating Fruity and Cocoa Pebbles cereal. My roommate saw me bring in a box yesterday and couldn't believe it.

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                                                        PRSMDave RE: Zoe Jul 22, 2002 04:53 PM

                                                        Oh man...

                                                        I love - LOVE - those God-awful "Rich Frosted" donuts from Entenmanns, the kind where the "chocolate" falls off... dipped in a tall frosty glass of milk.

                                                        McDonald's Chicken McNuggets. About once every three months, my life turns into a Cathy cartoon and an insistent little voice in my head says, "McNuggets." "No, you may not have McNuggets. Here, have a delicious licuado from Bronco instead." "MCNUGGETS." "No McNuggets! Chickens do not have nuggets. You will eat something chowhound worthy." "mcnuggets." "FINE! HAVE THE MCNUGGETS! SEE IF I CARE, DAMN IT!" "pie."

                                                        Taco Bell Tacos Supreme.

                                                        Chicken cooked in cream of mushroom soup, a la Midwest.

                                                        *hides in shame*

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                                                          Temporarily Anonymous RE: Zoe Jul 22, 2002 08:45 PM

                                                          Grilled cheese sandwiches with velveeta on white bread.

                                                          Kraft macaroni and cheese with green peas mixed in.

                                                          Toasted bread with almond butter, mayo and bacon.

                                                          Marie Callendar's chicken pot pies in the frozen food section.

                                                          Tommy's chili cheeseburger with chili cheese fries and a soda.

                                                          Filet o' Fish, fries (with extra salt) and a coke at McDonalds.

                                                          'Scuse me while I go workout and make sure I took my vitamins.

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                                                            Bruce RE: Zoe Jul 23, 2002 01:01 AM

                                                            Let me tell you one thing. Norms is excellent and their ice cream is the BEST!
                                                            As for your question-Mayonnaise sandwiches with Best Foods (a lot too) on soft white bread with crusts cut off.

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                                                              Sonia RE: Zoe Jul 23, 2002 02:23 PM

                                                              I don't think this is such a bad thing but my fiance thinks it's pretty gross... Tomatoes sprinkled with sugar? I love it and had it for dessert last night. Tomato compote, anyone?

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                                                                jujuthomas RE: Sonia Oct 19, 2012 10:26 AM

                                                                I grew up eating tomatoes sprinkled with sugar. what's wrong with that? ;)

                                                                DH thinks my butter, peanut butter and cheese sandwiches are gross... Cheese on PB&J even worse, PB&mayo repulsive. but hey, he eats marmite on his toast so we're even.

                                                                I also love Arby's Roast Beef sanwiches - no cheese or sauce.

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                                                                  mcf RE: jujuthomas Oct 19, 2012 10:40 AM

                                                                  I used to love Roy Rogers (real meat) with horeradish sauce, yum, or Beefy King in FL. But I'm with your husband on the rest! ;-)

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                                                                  betsydiver RE: Sonia Nov 13, 2012 07:22 AM

                                                                  not that far from tomatoes with vinegar, oil, s&p and a little sugar; we used to eat this often in the summer; ingredients placed separately on the salad rather than mixed beforehand.

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                                                                    scubadoo97 RE: betsydiver Nov 15, 2012 03:22 PM

                                                                    sounds good to me!

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                                                                  LBQT RE: Zoe Jul 23, 2002 03:20 PM

                                                                  I just read this entire thread, and I'm not dissin' anyone, but I lost my appetite for lunch.

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                                                                    Maureen RE: Zoe Jul 24, 2002 04:59 PM

                                                                    Trader Joe's frozen garden veggie enchiladas. I microwave them with two raw eggs on top. Then I mash the whole mess together.

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                                                                      Maureen RE: Zoe Jul 24, 2002 05:02 PM

                                                                      Trader Joe's frozen garden veggie enchiladas. I microwave them with two raw eggs on top. Then I mash the whole mess together.

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                                                                        StriperGuy RE: Zoe Jul 26, 2002 10:34 AM

                                                                        I am struck by the number of items that come up repeatedly. I am guilty of several of them:

                                                                        - Enteman's plastic/chocolate covered donuts.
                                                                        -Kraft Macaroni and cheese, if I am feeling gourmet I may add chipotle hot sauce, but plain is fine too.
                                                                        - Fast food of all varieties. Preferably washed down with a so called "shake."

                                                                        I am a pretty serious hound, but confess to eating all of these and loving them occasionally.

                                                                        A few additions of my own:

                                                                        - Doritos and Yoohoo, a classic taste combo.
                                                                        - Chocolate pop tarts. I actually warm them in the toaster.

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                                                                          calliope_nh RE: StriperGuy Oct 19, 2012 02:41 PM

                                                                          You can put pop tarts in the toaster?

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                                                                            Tripeler RE: calliope_nh Oct 19, 2012 09:05 PM

                                                                            I believe Pop Tarts were originally designed to be heated vertically in a toaster.

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                                                                              scubadoo97 RE: Tripeler Dec 8, 2012 09:50 PM

                                                                              That's the Pop

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                                                                            MrsBridges RE: StriperGuy Oct 20, 2012 12:48 PM

                                                                            Three kinds of poptarts: chocolate fudge, cherry, and brown sugar cinnamon. I miss the Dutch apple variety that disappeared some time ago. I never buy pop tarts, but my mother often buys them as a treat for DD, so that's how I get my fix.

                                                                            Also love Doritos. They are very soothing to eat when I have a migraine, so I call them medicinal Doritos.

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                                                                              dct RE: MrsBridges Oct 22, 2012 12:45 PM

                                                                              How funny--Doritos GIVE me migraines, as do Cheetos :) Thank God there are health food store versions of both that I can snarf down.

                                                                              As for confessions: Roast chicken skin. I used to work in a deli that roasted 10-15 chickens at a time and when they'd come out of the oven all crispy, the skin was fair game. When I make one at home I really do have to restrain myself from just eating the skin for one meal.

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                                                                                melpy RE: dct Nov 15, 2012 11:09 AM

                                                                                Haha...I fried a bunch of skin in butter a moth ago. Then two nights ago I used the trimmed fat from the pork chops, rendered it for the oil to cook the chops and make gravy. Then I could stop myself for eating the fried cubes of fat. Last night I had a horrible belly ache. Wondering if it is related or if it is because I ate a whole loaf of ital bread with butter for my after school snack. Must learn some self control. This closet eating is seriously out of hand.

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                                                                                JenJeninCT RE: MrsBridges Nov 17, 2012 04:02 PM

                                                                                My DH LOVED the Dutch Apple, too. The Apple Cinnamon is a poor substitute, but he will eat most any flavor I buy-usually Frosted Strawberry, or very rarely Brown Sugar Cinnamon or Choc Fudge. I crave them about once a year, and then almost instantly regret eating them. If and when we eat them, it is for dessert or a late dinner. I cannot stand them "raw" , they have to be toasted to the point the frosting starts to caramelize.

                                                                                Cool Ranch Doritos- like the Pop- tarts, it's a once or twice a year craving.

                                                                                Entenmann's Powdered Pop-ems donuts. I don't buy them very often, because I will pick them off 2-3 at a time until they are gone within an alarmingly short time.

                                                                                KFC cole slaw

                                                                                Little Debbie Nutty Bars- see Entenemann's rule above- add a cold glass of milk- Nirvana

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                                                                              Kalivs RE: Zoe Oct 13, 2012 04:36 PM

                                                                              Marie Callenders turkey pot pie & stouffers tuna noodle casserole

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                                                                                BCall2 RE: Zoe Oct 13, 2012 05:05 PM

                                                                                I used to eat (in highschool) a marshmallow, on saltine crackers, with sardines (packed in olive iil). You had to put the sardine on top, and the marshmallow in the middle.

                                                                                I love a good anchovy pizza (thinnest of crusts)

                                                                                Peanut butter, banana, marshmallow fluff and honey on wonder bread

                                                                                Dry oatmeal and white sugar mixed together in a bowl, eaten dry

                                                                                Malt powder! Mmm

                                                                                And as far as fast food goes, Popeye's mashed potatoes and gravy at least once a year, taco bell bean burritos if I am out late drinking, and mcdonald's breakfast burritos if I am in a rush, never more often than once every month or two

                                                                                1. Kat RE: Zoe Oct 13, 2012 09:03 PM

                                                                                  Nutella straight from the jar (11 grams fat per serving, ouch!); leftover pie for breakfast on the days after Thanksgiving and Christmas; cold pizza for breakfast at any random time.

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                                                                                    mcf RE: Kat Oct 19, 2012 10:24 AM

                                                                                    LOL... I eat Maranatha dark chocolate almond butter because I love the fat, hate all that sugar...

                                                                                    My embarrassing guilty pleasure, eaten whenever I don't feel well, is Boston Market dark chicken quarters. It goes against all my food ethics and priorities. And I gotta have it.

                                                                                  2. jw615 RE: Zoe Oct 13, 2012 09:41 PM

                                                                                    Chili cheese burritos from Taco Bell.

                                                                                    Golden Grahams cereal.

                                                                                    Strawberry cream cheese fry pies from the Amish market.

                                                                                    Shhh...don't tell anyone.

                                                                                    1. kubasd RE: Zoe Oct 13, 2012 09:49 PM

                                                                                      I'm liking this resurrection!! Ok, here goes... sometimes when I'm feeling extra lazy (I mean minimal dishes, uber-minimal effort) I'll microwave my "scrambled eggs." 90 seconds at a time, stirring thoroughly in between, until almost set. I often use jarred sauces (Classico). I have a weakness for Stouffer's Vegetable Lasagna (even though there's almost NO veggies in it, lol) .... with lots of coarsely cracked black pepper.

                                                                                      1. KayceeK RE: Zoe Oct 18, 2012 01:33 PM

                                                                                        I enjoy many of these tasty offenses already mentioned, but to add to the list: I like to wrap a slice of gooey velveeta around a raw carrot and eat like that. It's weird but so tasty.

                                                                                        1. JReichert RE: Zoe Oct 19, 2012 09:05 AM

                                                                                          Burger King and Hardee's French fries . . . . I'm down anytime.

                                                                                          Cheesy Gordita Crunch from Taco Bell, add Red Sauce - one of the best things they ever created.

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                                                                                            gaffk RE: JReichert Nov 12, 2012 05:44 PM

                                                                                            I was in my car today and ravenously hungry. I drove by McD's and seriously considered driving through for a large fries. I thought back and resisted. Went for the much healthier Utz cheese puffs;)

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                                                                                            Harters RE: Zoe Oct 19, 2012 09:55 AM

                                                                                            "Do other Hounds have secrets too?"

                                                                                            Yes. And they're going to remain secret. I have my international street cred to consider.

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                                                                                              Baskerville RE: Zoe Oct 19, 2012 01:53 PM

                                                                                              Pork rinds dipped in almond butter.

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                                                                                                Tripeler RE: Baskerville Oct 19, 2012 09:04 PM

                                                                                                Damn, I love pork rinds and I love almond butter. Never thought of combining them.
                                                                                                Thanks for the tip!

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                                                                                                rHairing RE: Zoe Oct 19, 2012 07:00 PM

                                                                                                So I'm under the weather with a cold. My normal go to is pho but last night, Velveeta shells and cheese with a hotdog. And to say that every once in a blue moon, I have a burrito supreme...God it feels good to confess that!

                                                                                                1. Duppie RE: Zoe Oct 20, 2012 01:52 AM

                                                                                                  I put hot sauce on just about everything........It's pissing off the wife and worrying me. Have my taste buds become so bored or deteriorated that I need more and more heat just to satisfy them?
                                                                                                  By hot sauce I don't mean the tame stuff like Tabasco but the kind that eats through metal.

                                                                                                  I'm doomed.

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                                                                                                    mcf RE: Duppie Oct 20, 2012 09:24 AM

                                                                                                    It causes an epinephrine rush, so clearly what you need is a 12 step program for your drug of choice. :-)

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                                                                                                      Duppie RE: mcf Oct 20, 2012 12:08 PM

                                                                                                      Crikey!!.....another 12 step program?

                                                                                                  2. PHREDDY RE: Zoe Oct 20, 2012 06:47 AM

                                                                                                    Mac and cheese from the blue box, topped with some white stuff from the green can,and an ice cold glass of coca-cola

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                                                                                                      MaxSeven RE: Zoe Oct 20, 2012 07:37 AM

                                                                                                      I don't understand the question. Why would any food that is liked be kept a secret? Is this done for fear of being judged?

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                                                                                                        mcf RE: MaxSeven Oct 20, 2012 09:26 AM

                                                                                                        Max, it is entirely possible to overthink these things. ;-) In my case, it's admitting to hypocrisy in the face of all I espouse about food sourcing, quality of ingredients, animal cruelty, etc... but that's not as light hearted as saying you'd rather not confess.

                                                                                                        Humor. It's intended to be HUMOROUS.

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                                                                                                        MrsBridges RE: Zoe Oct 20, 2012 12:50 PM

                                                                                                        I enjoy a roast beef sandwich on rye bread with horseradish sauce. The confession part? It has to be Arby's Horsey sauce. I always pocket a few extra packets when I'm there. (I suppose Arby's itself is confession material, but I've been so disappointed the past few times that I generally go to get a carry out for DH and some Horsey sauce for myself.)

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                                                                                                          mcf RE: MrsBridges Oct 21, 2012 07:26 AM

                                                                                                          You might also like Woeber's sauce, then, if you can buy it near you.

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                                                                                                            iL Divo RE: MrsBridges Dec 8, 2012 04:44 PM

                                                                                                            my husband is an Arby's fanatic for whatever reason.
                                                                                                            I used to like Arby's back in the day but lost interest, not him though.
                                                                                                            he's always brought home the horsey sauce as he LOVES it too.
                                                                                                            very cute I must say.

                                                                                                            I never know when buying Baco Tell, especially in multiple #'s, how much of their various sauces to take home to the awaiting mouths. so I grab a few.
                                                                                                            they stack up in the frig of all of us and using them in dried pinto's to make refried beans, is a great way to use them up and not be wasteful.

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                                                                                                            Christina D RE: Zoe Oct 20, 2012 12:54 PM

                                                                                                            Butterscotch Krimpets, but only when they are so fresh they don't even make a sound hitting the bottom of the vending machine.

                                                                                                            Also, when I don't feel good...a McD's hamburger. The little one, with the poor rehydrated onions, ketchup, mustard and lonely pickle.

                                                                                                            1. tracylee RE: Zoe Oct 20, 2012 08:28 PM

                                                                                                              Love that this thread has been bumped!
                                                                                                              Most of my guilty foods have been concocted, gotten at the drive-thru or nuked when I'm trying to put on weight. When I was in the Peace Corps and down to an unhealthy 105 lbs, I remember mixing peanut butter, butter and sugar and eating it out of the bowl.

                                                                                                              Now, as I'm trying to put on weight again, I go for easily digestible protein-packed foods, such as Taco Bell Combo Burrito, Arby's Beef and Cheddar (although the high sugar content can do me in), the occasional poptarts (although I do forget about them because of where I keep them) and one of my breakfast favorites: burrito-size flour tortilla, a strip of sriracha, a sprinkling of cashews, shredded Mexican cheese blend, salsa and sour cream, rolled up and nuked for a minute. Quick and filling.

                                                                                                              ETA: two cheeseburgers, no pickles from McD's every few months

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                                                                                                                4X4 RE: Zoe Oct 22, 2012 11:52 AM

                                                                                                                I like the new Domino's pan pizza.

                                                                                                                1. alliegator RE: Zoe Oct 22, 2012 12:03 PM

                                                                                                                  Whenever I travel internationally, I definitely enjoy the local cuisine. But for one meal, I always find the local Pizza Hut. They offer some very eentersting things there in other countries, and they're usually pretty tasty!

                                                                                                                  It really came in handy recently on a trip when my friend got word from home that her grandma had passed, but her parents insisted she finish her trip. The only thing that would pass the poor girl's lips was thin crust, extra cheese. But, Big Al to the rescue--I already had the Pizza Hut site stored and ready to go.

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                                                                                                                    Duppie RE: alliegator Oct 22, 2012 12:26 PM

                                                                                                                    I do remember seeing billboards for some rather interesting Pizza combinations in Manila and Hong Kong offered by Pizza Hut.Last year I believe it was a popper crust where the pie consisted of smaller stuffed calzone like pies baked together to make a whole. I didn't try it but was still intrigued.

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                                                                                                                      alliegator RE: Duppie Oct 22, 2012 12:55 PM

                                                                                                                      Asian ones usually are the best Pizza Huts, Thailand and Malaysia have some seafood pizzas that are fantastic with really nice quality seafood. I did just have the popper crust thing you described in Morocco. The poppers were cream cheese, Italian cheeses, and a not so good Mexican flavor.
                                                                                                                      The Pizza Hut thing for me started because I'm a jetlag wimp. I can not travel for 24 hours and have the energy to blunder out onto the streets for some food. But the Hut is always there to help :)
                                                                                                                      Next time you're intrigued, go for it! I won't tell ;)

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                                                                                                                        Duppie RE: alliegator Oct 22, 2012 01:11 PM

                                                                                                                        When I'm in Asia I have a hard enough time stuffing my face with all the indigenous and street foods that to consider a pizza hut seems like I'm wasting valuable capacity and calories yet there's always room for Sisig and Bee cheng hiang pork jerky.

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                                                                                                                          alliegator RE: Duppie Oct 22, 2012 02:08 PM

                                                                                                                          Argh, you had to mention the jerky----now I want it! And you're right about wasting capacity. Eh, that's what confessions are for :)

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                                                                                                                            youngnsassy RE: Duppie Dec 9, 2012 07:02 AM

                                                                                                                            Bee Cheng hiang is awesome! Guessing you've been to Singapore =p

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                                                                                                                              alliegator RE: youngnsassy May 20, 2013 10:51 AM

                                                                                                                              I have. Alas, it's was only too briefly.... :/

                                                                                                                    2. RetiredChef RE: Zoe Oct 22, 2012 12:49 PM

                                                                                                                      (Hides head in shame and confesses)

                                                                                                                      Del Taco's Classic Grilled chicken Burrito (Thank god the closest one to me is 30 minutes away)
                                                                                                                      My wife's chocolate chip cookies (better than mine)
                                                                                                                      Deep River Zesty Jalapeno Potato Chips
                                                                                                                      Wienerschnitzel chili dog
                                                                                                                      M & M Dark Chocolate Mint

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                                                                                                                        EWSflash RE: RetiredChef Nov 12, 2012 06:05 PM

                                                                                                                        Thanks for sharing.

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                                                                                                                        BIGeater100 RE: Zoe Oct 22, 2012 01:18 PM

                                                                                                                        Macaroni and a can of tomatoes, heated together with lots of salt and butter. Yummy. Or of course a Big Mac. Nothing fixes a hangover like a big mac.

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                                                                                                                          GreekChorus RE: BIGeater100 Nov 12, 2012 05:37 PM

                                                                                                                          Stouffer's mac n cheese with a side of broccoli

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                                                                                                                            EWSflash RE: GreekChorus Nov 12, 2012 05:55 PM

                                                                                                                            When my son was little I would occasionally make him some Stouffer's mac & cheese with a container of frozen spinach in it. He loved it and I would make the same one for myself, later. Good combination.

                                                                                                                        2. chefathome RE: Zoe Nov 12, 2012 05:41 PM

                                                                                                                          I've been known to make half a batch of vanilla bean buttercream just to ice a couple of pieces of cake and then pig out on the rest. Very rare but to me it is so worth it.

                                                                                                                          When I could eat gluten I used to make chocolate chip cookie dough to eat without baking first. ;-)

                                                                                                                          1. EWSflash RE: Zoe Nov 12, 2012 05:53 PM

                                                                                                                            Chowhound needs a like button. Do the webmasters have a stranglehold on it? It would eliminate a lot of +1s.

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                                                                                                                              melpy RE: EWSflash Nov 15, 2012 11:09 AM


                                                                                                                              Haha I just couldn't resist!

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                                                                                                                                KaimukiMan RE: EWSflash Nov 16, 2012 05:40 AM

                                                                                                                                its been discussed a number of times. the idea is/was that a +1 doesn't engender discussion and is prone to turning this into a social site more than a serious food discussion site.

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                                                                                                                                takadi RE: Zoe Nov 12, 2012 05:59 PM

                                                                                                                                Those Jamaican beef patties you get at 7/11...as well as their hotdogs. Now time to dye my hair and grow a beard out.

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                                                                                                                                  plasticanimal RE: takadi Nov 12, 2012 06:09 PM

                                                                                                                                  buffalo chicken taquitos...

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                                                                                                                                    takadi RE: plasticanimal Nov 19, 2012 01:30 PM

                                                                                                                                    You should try the mini beef tacos if you have a chance, 4 of them for a dollar....hangover dream come true

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                                                                                                                                    TroyTempest RE: takadi Nov 16, 2012 08:27 AM

                                                                                                                                    I'm also partial to gas station hotdogs, usually from the Exxon, at 2 for $1.50 or something like that.
                                                                                                                                    Mustard only. I never put the onions on. They look like they have been sitting for days

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                                                                                                                                      fldhkybnva RE: TroyTempest Nov 16, 2012 09:29 AM

                                                                                                                                      LOVE Wawa hot dogs, in fact I might have to swing by today.

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                                                                                                                                        TroyTempest RE: fldhkybnva Nov 16, 2012 10:01 AM

                                                                                                                                        We don't have wawa down here in TX. I do like COSTCO foot longs as well from time to time.

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                                                                                                                                        takadi RE: TroyTempest Nov 16, 2012 03:14 PM

                                                                                                                                        "I never put the onions on. They look like they have been sitting for days"
                                                                                                                                        lol, oh god, it's a good thing I thought twice before putting that in my confession

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                                                                                                                                          TroyTempest RE: takadi Nov 16, 2012 06:21 PM

                                                                                                                                          So, takadi, are you saying that you eat the onions?

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                                                                                                                                            takadi RE: TroyTempest Nov 17, 2012 03:26 PM


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                                                                                                                                          Jelly71 RE: TroyTempest Nov 19, 2012 09:52 AM

                                                                                                                                          AM/PM is my dealer. There is something about their hot dogs, tacos, burritos and corn dogs that I find delicious. It's the same thing with the taquitos from 7-11. So nasty, yet so tasty.

                                                                                                                                      3. fldhkybnva RE: Zoe Nov 12, 2012 06:02 PM

                                                                                                                                        Wawa soft pretzels - usually at the checkout counter in cellophane, always cold and soggy, always delicious!

                                                                                                                                        1. PotatoHouse RE: Zoe Nov 12, 2012 06:21 PM

                                                                                                                                          Our local "Chinese" buffet.

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                                                                                                                                            fldhkybnva RE: PotatoHouse Nov 12, 2012 06:26 PM

                                                                                                                                            +1 and I stand proudly by it ;)

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                                                                                                                                            plasticanimal RE: Zoe Nov 12, 2012 06:24 PM

                                                                                                                                            When I was a kid I used to put ketchup on my spaghetti.

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                                                                                                                                              woodleyparkhound RE: plasticanimal Nov 16, 2012 11:31 AM

                                                                                                                                              There's a whole thread devoted to this:


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                                                                                                                                              buzzardbreath RE: Zoe Nov 12, 2012 06:30 PM

                                                                                                                                              Graham crackers spread with peanut butter and Nutella, dipped in cafe au lait (coffee with chicory is best)

                                                                                                                                              Ramen soup and then adding in Kraft singles, grilled onions and garlic

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                                                                                                                                                fldhkybnva RE: buzzardbreath Nov 13, 2012 09:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                I love graham crackers spread with peanut butter, it's a great snack.

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                                                                                                                                                  rasputina RE: fldhkybnva Dec 9, 2012 02:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                  graham crackers spread with cream cheese and strawberry jam, yummmm grew up eating those.

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                                                                                                                                                  TroyTempest RE: buzzardbreath Nov 16, 2012 06:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                  The Graham crackers sound pretty good.

                                                                                                                                                  Ramen soup with Kraft singles, not so much.

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                                                                                                                                                    PotatoHouse RE: TroyTempest Nov 16, 2012 06:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                    I have done the ramen and kraft singles thing when I was younger. Especially when I had some cooked ground beef to add to it(Cheeseburger Ramen).

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                                                                                                                                                      TroyTempest RE: PotatoHouse Nov 18, 2012 08:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                      That makes it almost like hamburger helper

                                                                                                                                                3. KaimukiMan RE: Zoe Nov 12, 2012 07:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                  At drive thru - McDonalds Deep Fried pies, especially the apple, but banana is good too. I don't even bother to pretend any more that I'm eating it for the fruit.

                                                                                                                                                  At the market - yes the processed chocolate-like coated donuts are oddly addicting, but every once in a while nothing satisfies like a hostess sno-ball. I wonder if there is anything in there that even counts as a real food?

                                                                                                                                                  At home - macaroni with mayo. just warm macaroni and mayonnaise. (had a cold once and the cupboard was bare, you make due) it's so oddly satisfying. Carbs and fats with cholesterol thrown in for good measure. I've added fried spam cubes and frozen peas, but its just not the same.

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                                                                                                                                                    Steve Green RE: KaimukiMan Nov 12, 2012 09:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                    What?! You still get deep-fried McD pies over there? And banana ones too? The mainland version (apple only, last I looked) has been baked for years if not decades, and they suck. I still remember burning the roof of my mouth on the fried ones.

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                                                                                                                                                      KaimukiMan RE: Steve Green Nov 12, 2012 11:20 PM

                                                                                                                                                      there is always apple. sometimes there is cherry, sometimes banana, occasionally coconut, and once in a while taro. i beleive these are aimed primarily at the asian market, but we get them here as well.

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                                                                                                                                                      Jaz Cooks RE: KaimukiMan Nov 17, 2012 03:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                      Macaroni with mayonnaise is good, but it really needs a shot of McCormicks Salad supreme seasoning! That's the only reason I keep that seasoning around - my daughter LOVES it!

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                                                                                                                                                        KaimukiMan RE: Jaz Cooks Nov 19, 2012 05:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                        I'll keep that in mind, thanks Jaz

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                                                                                                                                                      nikkib99 RE: Zoe Nov 12, 2012 08:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                      Chipotle chicken/steak blend burrito bowl with rice, black beans, some cheese, corn salsa, red salsa, pico, and lettuce. NO sour cream. AND a side of tortilla chips.

                                                                                                                                                      Also want a mini tub of guac and a couple more of that super salty red salsa sauce.

                                                                                                                                                      And a strong frozen margarita.

                                                                                                                                                      I prefer to eat this at home so I can pass out in the comfort of my own home and not have to explain to ANYONE why I have guac in my hair.

                                                                                                                                                      *walk of shame*

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                                                                                                                                                        cresyd RE: nikkib99 Nov 13, 2012 01:01 AM

                                                                                                                                                        Sigh - I am 100% with you on this one. I live abroad, and it is always on my list of US food experiences I need to have before I leave.

                                                                                                                                                        That and one post-midnight trip to the Taco Bell drive-thru....

                                                                                                                                                      2. GraceW RE: Zoe Nov 12, 2012 09:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                        I do not like pie, but the first time I made a crumble pie without out the help of an adult.. I ate all of the crumb-topping and had to make a second batch of the crumb-bits. Good thing it is entirely butter and flour... and sugar.

                                                                                                                                                        1. fldhkybnva RE: Zoe Nov 13, 2012 09:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                          Top Ramen - raw, broken off into chunks, quick lick and dip into the seasoning packet. My mom and I would routinely eat a few bags at night watching movies when I was a kid. I haven't had it in a while but I assume I'd still be a huge fan. Also I love to grab a handful of raw macaroni and crunch away.

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                                                                                                                                                            takadi RE: fldhkybnva Nov 13, 2012 02:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                            I had a roommate that routinely did this...ate the stuff like popcorn. We were convinced he would develop scurvy at one point

                                                                                                                                                          2. letsindulge RE: Zoe Nov 13, 2012 12:10 PM

                                                                                                                                                            KFC wing meal, original please, with fakea@# mashed potatoes & gravy. Oh, and a small coleslaw. The shame of it all!

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                                                                                                                                                              fldhkybnva RE: letsindulge Nov 13, 2012 12:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                              Count me in for Popeye's chicken box with mashed potatoes with red eye gravy and a biscuit.

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                                                                                                                                                                Jelly71 RE: letsindulge Nov 15, 2012 11:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                                KFC is my go to food after having dental work. Those mashed potatoes require no chewing, yet are hot, thus giving me "full and satisfied" feeling that other foods don't.

                                                                                                                                                                And there is nothing like an Original KFC drumstick. It's just so darn greasy and tasty. Since Pioneer Chicken no longer exists, this will have to do.

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                                                                                                                                                                kcshigekawa RE: Zoe Nov 13, 2012 03:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                Fish sticks...with LOTS of homemade tartar sauce.

                                                                                                                                                                Marie Callender chicken pies.

                                                                                                                                                                Burger King Whopper Junior (I think that's what it was called).

                                                                                                                                                                Half an English muffin (gotta be Thomas's) toasted 'til crispy. Butter liberally. Thick spread of peanut butter. Kosher salt. Eat. Repeat as needed.

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                                                                                                                                                                  takadi RE: Zoe Nov 13, 2012 06:01 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  Red Beans and rice and the "cajun" rice are pretty much crack cocaine

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                                                                                                                                                                    fldhkybnva RE: takadi Nov 14, 2012 07:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    Ah, duh! I totally forgot about the gloriousness of the red beans and rice!

                                                                                                                                                                  2. fldhkybnva RE: Zoe Nov 15, 2012 11:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    Fat back, more technically I guess streak of lean, fried up in a cast iron. I love the crispy skin and the chewy fatty fat. It brings back memories of my childhood and don't think I've had it over a decade, but I think it might be time.

                                                                                                                                                                    1. Michelly RE: Zoe Nov 15, 2012 11:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                      When getting up to hit the road very early: that damn bacon,egg and cheese biscuit from McD's.
                                                                                                                                                                      At home, it's Wishbone Italian Dressing (I hide it behind the maple syrup) with diced tomatoes over cottage cheese...ate this a lot as a teenager, prior to homemade balsamic vinaigrette.
                                                                                                                                                                      Also, Nutella out of the jar with a spoon...who needs bread or whatever?
                                                                                                                                                                      Will confess to more when I remember more.

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                                                                                                                                                                        chloebell RE: Zoe Nov 16, 2012 06:09 AM

                                                                                                                                                                        I'm new here, but I'll go ahead and confess. ;)

                                                                                                                                                                        Nacho cheese doritoes
                                                                                                                                                                        Kraft mac 'n cheese (I can eat the big box all by myself)
                                                                                                                                                                        Chef boy R D ravioli
                                                                                                                                                                        Hamburger Helper - double cheeseburger
                                                                                                                                                                        Ramen - chicken flavor
                                                                                                                                                                        And I LOVE the Taco Bell Doritos taco!
                                                                                                                                                                        Pay Day candy bar

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                                                                                                                                                                          jujuthomas RE: chloebell Nov 16, 2012 07:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                                          my DH loves Chef boy r d beef ravioli - his mother keeps a couple cans in her pantry just for him. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                            chloebell RE: jujuthomas Nov 16, 2012 07:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                            Funny thing is.......a couple of these "loves", my hubby knows nothing about. I eat them when he's out of town on business. LOL!! That way, I can eat w/out guilt. Hubby very rarely is out of town....therefore, I'm not eating this stuff all the time!!!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                              jujuthomas RE: chloebell Nov 16, 2012 07:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                                              oh that is funny! :)
                                                                                                                                                                              I used to have a couple dishes I'd cook only when DH was away, but he doesn't travel for work anymore thank goodness!

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                                                                                                                                                                            Jaz Cooks RE: chloebell Nov 17, 2012 03:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                            I can get with all of the above, EXCEPT that Chef Boy-R-Dee stuff. For some reason, it smells like regurgitation to me! UGH!

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                                                                                                                                                                            westaust RE: Zoe Nov 16, 2012 08:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                                            - I sometimes prefer hollandaise sauce that comes from a packet (knorr brand) than homemade

                                                                                                                                                                            - I like my pizza not really authentic, with loads of toppings, cheese on top of everything and a thicker crust, but also love a good thin crust neapolitan style pizza

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                                                                                                                                                                              soytoy RE: westaust Nov 16, 2012 10:17 AM

                                                                                                                                                                              I also prefer my pizza with "too many" toppings. (Not "too many" for me!)

                                                                                                                                                                            2. mamachef RE: Zoe Nov 16, 2012 08:33 AM

                                                                                                                                                                              I'd rather not say... ;)

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                                                                                                                                                                                gaffk RE: mamachef Nov 16, 2012 03:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                Aw, c'mon. Confession is good for the soul. And you know we wouldn't tell anyone ;)

                                                                                                                                                                              2. Steve Green RE: Zoe Nov 16, 2012 05:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                Cheddar/jalapeno poppers from the fried-food case at Wal-Mart's "deli"; 2-for-.99 tacos from JITB.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  sisterfunkhaus RE: Steve Green Nov 18, 2012 12:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                  I love the JITB tacos. DH and I have gotten in the very bad habit of sharing a set on the way home on Fridays.

                                                                                                                                                                                2. Jaz Cooks RE: Zoe Nov 17, 2012 03:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                  OH! One more! Stouffers (in the red box) creamed chipped beef with toasted english muffins. And tabasco on top. OMGood!

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                                                                                                                                                                                    TroyTempest RE: Jaz Cooks Nov 18, 2012 08:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                    Growing up we had the creamed chipped beef on toast with Knorr white sauce at least twice a month. I remember the beef coming in this little glass jar.
                                                                                                                                                                                    I bet i haven't had any in 20 years. Kind of makes me want some.

                                                                                                                                                                                  2. mamachef RE: Zoe Nov 18, 2012 08:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                    I still love uncooked meat.....and JITB tacos....

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                                                                                                                                                                                      sisterfunkhaus RE: Zoe Nov 18, 2012 12:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                      We have a family style fried chicken place that serves a salad that is nothing but iceberg and this super sweet vinegar dressing. I love that with lots of salt and pepper. The salty, sweet, and tangy together is fantabulous!

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. RetiredChef RE: Zoe Nov 18, 2012 01:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                        Thought of one more:

                                                                                                                                                                                        Fried Zucchini - ironically it is the only thing I have found that makes ranch dressing taste good.

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. chefathome RE: Zoe Nov 18, 2012 01:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                          OK - I admit I just polished off about 1/4 cup of delicious bacon jam. I just couldn't help it. :/

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. jw615 RE: Zoe Nov 18, 2012 02:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                            Cheap Peppridge farm everything bagels. I know they aren't great bagels, but I am in the middle of nowhere Ohio, and have soy and barley allergies which makes it not so easy to find a good bagel.

                                                                                                                                                                                            It's quick, easy, and delicious with chive and onion cream cheese. Maybe I should just call them bread donuts instead of bagel. Then it doesn't seem so bad.

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. caseyjo RE: Zoe Nov 18, 2012 02:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                              Lawry's seasoned salt. Mom rubs it all over chicken breasts and broils them. I use it on pan-roasted chicken thighs.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Also, Spaghetti-O's with Meatballs. I can't even begin to understand why.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                RaleighRocker RE: caseyjo Nov 18, 2012 02:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                I have plenty..

                                                                                                                                                                                                McDonald's fries dipped in their hot mustard sauce, and more recently their new habenero sauce
                                                                                                                                                                                                Bojangles Sausage, Egg & Cheese biscuit
                                                                                                                                                                                                Popeye's chicken
                                                                                                                                                                                                Golden Krust Jamaican Beef Patties
                                                                                                                                                                                                Hot sauce of any kind on a banana
                                                                                                                                                                                                and when I'm in a vending machine situation, a honey bun nuked for 15 seconds
                                                                                                                                                                                                OOoh, and most importantly, especially this week--those French's Fried Onions most commonly used in green bean casserole (!), I LOVE them by themselves..they give me heartburn, but every year I can't help myself.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  KaimukiMan RE: RaleighRocker Nov 19, 2012 05:57 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  yes, you must buy at least one extra package of the French's Fried Onions when doing the Thanksgiving Shopping. I steadfastly refuse to look at the nutritional information. And if they actually sell those addicting things the rest of the year, I don't want to know about it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    alliegator RE: RaleighRocker Nov 19, 2012 09:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Put 'em on a hot dog with sriracha mayo sometime. Junky heaven. Take a pepcid, though.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    And if you absolutely need a healthy part of the meal, mix that rooster mayo up with some pre-shredded coleslaw mix.

                                                                                                                                                                                                2. jnk RE: Zoe Nov 19, 2012 05:13 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dinner last night: linguine,butter, ketchup and a lot of parmigiano reggiano.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. alliegator RE: Zoe Nov 19, 2012 09:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    I made a big dinner based on a McCormick's pre mixed bag of seasoning and the recipe on the back this weekend. I was feeling lazy. And... it was good. Damn good. And I'll do it again.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      chloebell RE: alliegator Nov 19, 2012 11:10 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      I usually make my own sausage balls but today, I found the frozen ones - I bought 2 bags!!!! Could eat a bag myself.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Last nights snack - Frito's scoops with many squirts of Siracha!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Love Stubbs Chipotle-Lime rub......

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Kris in Beijing RE: alliegator May 20, 2013 10:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        It's been less than a year and your link is dead-- can you update?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          alliegator RE: Kris in Beijing May 20, 2013 10:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Here you are!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kris in Beijing RE: alliegator May 20, 2013 11:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            THANK YOU.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            As you can see from here:

                                                                                                                                                                                                            I was getting mighty agg-er-vay-teddd [aggravated].

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              alliegator RE: Kris in Beijing May 20, 2013 11:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Glad I happened to just be sitting here at the moment :D

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        sparky403 RE: Zoe Nov 19, 2012 12:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        I really enjoy eatting liver and onions (cooked with bacon of course). I served it to myself with a bit of ketchup and a nice glass of chianti....

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Forgive the silence of the lamb ref - the rest of it is true.. Yum...I am going to hook it up right after thankgiving.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          jujuthomas RE: sparky403 Nov 19, 2012 01:01 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          I LOVE liver and onions - all types of liver that I've had so far- no ketchup thank you. DH smoked a turkey last night and was kind enough to put the liver next to it on a bit of foil. it was oh-so-tasty. he was oh-so-grossed out!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          rasputina RE: Zoe Dec 9, 2012 02:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          If I'm craving greasy and spicy, Jack in the Box tacos hit the spot. When I'm sick and want something hot and soothing, I will eat cup of noodles LOL. In the last few weeks I've made Nathans mini smoked sausages wrapped with Pillsbury crescent rolls numerous times LOL. Costco only carries the mini sausages during the holiday season so I stock up and pig out. I love orange chicken. I love breakfast at McDonalds.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            mamachef RE: rasputina Dec 9, 2012 05:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Before I saw that it was you, rasputina, I thought it was our suzigirl. But welcome to the club, sista!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              suzigirl RE: mamachef Dec 9, 2012 05:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lol. That does sound alot like me doesn't it? Sadly I have never tasted JITB. None around here which is probably a good thing because the restaurants are plentiful here and i get myself in enough trouble. I have been lurking but haven't posted yet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Food confessions- I eat fast food about once a week
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Just about everything tastes better fried
                                                                                                                                                                                                              I like Wendy's fries over mcdonalds (I know, I know, its criminal)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Weekend are reserved for crap food and weekdays are for scratch cooking.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              I eat things my bf make even if i don't care for it(who puts cheese on salmon?)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              If i had to pick a last meal it would be green curry, hot and sour soup and crab legs
                                                                                                                                                                                                              I love taco bell even if it is crap
                                                                                                                                                                                                              I have the palate of a twelve year old

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                mamachef RE: suzigirl Dec 10, 2012 08:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Well, I always have liked your style.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                That being said - cheese, on SALMON? WHYYYYYYYYYY?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                My 12-year old palate needs a cup noodle or something now, just to wash out the imaginary taste/texture.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  suzigirl RE: mamachef Dec 10, 2012 08:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cheese on salmon. He would kill you if he made the sardines on toast. He puts that in the microwave to melt the cheese. He was a bachelor to long. His mom used to make him a hotdog casserole in a tomato sauce. That was dreadful and he loved it and has asked me to try and recreate it. Gee, honey I just can't get it right. You better get some more noodles....lol. You're gonna need em

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mamachef RE: suzigirl Dec 10, 2012 08:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I may not even eat today because of you. Won't YOU be sorry then.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      suzigirl RE: mamachef Dec 10, 2012 09:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sorry about that. Look on the bright side. You didn't have to see it or smell it. :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            kseiverd RE: Zoe Dec 9, 2012 05:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Definitet know the differnece, but usualy have can of the Chef's ravioli in pantry... childhood memory??

                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Lillipop RE: Zoe Dec 9, 2012 11:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              I love Cool Whip.I love Cocoa Puffs and Fruit Loops..Chicken McNuggets with honey mustard sauce these are all my anti anxiety comfort foods if and when I am having a bad day and just want to be alone with my junky food and let it comfort me. Last but not least I LOVE kids candy.....suckers...lollipops...bubble gum...licorice....ALL of it. I rarely buy or eat it because I will eat all of it without any qualms.I also love sardines with bones in them for me to crunch.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                jujuthomas RE: Zoe Dec 10, 2012 10:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                french fries with gravy and ketchup. made my DH order me some in a pub in london.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Disneyfreak RE: Zoe Dec 10, 2012 01:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ramen prepared according to directions then I add -- peanut butter and Chinese Black Vinegar.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Blue box Mac and Cheese with the addition of cream of mushroom soup and a can of tuna for easy tuna casserole.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. fldhkybnva RE: Zoe May 20, 2013 12:33 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I'm a vinegar-aholic! I love salads and 9/10 dress them with a vinaigrette but I always add extra vinegar which in the comfort of my own home I love to drink at the end when it pools at the bottom like soup. I add extra vinegar for the final slurp with any dish that involves vinegar. Smothered green beans and collard greens get a dose while cooking and then I sprinkle on a good few shakes with each bite and then enjoy the rest at the end. Same with hot sauce, extra on the dish and the rest at the end. My SO thinks I'm insane but I find it quite refreshing and it ensures I get my veggies :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      nojunk RE: Zoe May 20, 2013 03:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I dip Popeye's fried chicken in mayo before popping into my mouth. Hellman's of course. Always in solitary!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Atomic76 RE: Zoe May 20, 2013 03:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Arby's roast beef, not even as a sandwich - just by itself. I could eat that stuff by the fist-fulls.

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