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Jan 8, 2009 09:02 AM

When I say gooey, you say...

With all of the "term-based" posts, this topic came up at home. When you read the term gooey, what foods come to mind?

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  1. Caramel.
    Marshmallow fluff.

    1. When I say gooey, you!
      geo! duck!
      geo! duck!
      I think that's the correct pronunciation of the giant clam.

      Hmm, since I'm a programmer, I also think GUI.

      For food purposes: caramel brownies, good chocolate chip cookies. Pecan pie. Macaroni and cheese (the real stuff,) Stuffed pizza, the magic that is a reuben sammich.

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      1. re: gordeaux

        Yup, that's how it's pronounced. By the way, if you ever want to serve a dish that makes people laugh out loud, try linguine con vongole made with geoducks!

        1. re: charmedgirl

          Yep! Here in Houston it's often called Gooey Butter Cake. I think it has about a million calories in each piece.

        2. Ahem.... melted mozzarella. But then I also think: stretchy, stringy, yummy.

            1. re: tracylee

              Sadly, thanks to her PR, I think of the disgusting gooey cakes.

              Then I think of gooey ducks.

              And then of the wonderful gooey centers of hot homemade cinnamon rolls.

                1. re: manraysky

                  Paula Deen's. I can hear her grating voice as I type.

                  1. re: dolores

                    I dunno, I made two gooey butter cakes for Christmas (pumpkin and my own lemon/cranberry concoction), and for me, they fell into the "trashy food I'm ashamed to admit I had two servings of and another piece for breakfast" category.

              1. re: tracylee

                yumm... yes please, with some apples too!