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When I say gooey, you say...

TampaAurora Jan 8, 2009 09:02 AM

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. HaagenDazs RE: TampaAurora Jan 8, 2009 09:33 AM

    Marshmallow fluff.

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      gordeaux RE: TampaAurora Jan 8, 2009 09:48 AM

      When I say gooey, you say...duck!
      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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        tmso RE: gordeaux Jan 9, 2009 04:21 AM

        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!

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        charmedgirl RE: TampaAurora Jan 8, 2009 09:49 AM

        Butter cake!

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          cycloneillini RE: charmedgirl Jan 10, 2009 12:23 PM

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

        2. Gio RE: TampaAurora Jan 8, 2009 09:51 AM

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

          1. tracylee RE: TampaAurora Jan 8, 2009 09:59 AM

            Yummy, warm brie.

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              dolores RE: tracylee Jan 8, 2009 10:06 AM

              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.

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                manraysky RE: dolores Jan 8, 2009 11:04 AM

                Thanks to whose PR?

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                  dolores RE: manraysky Jan 8, 2009 11:25 AM

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

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                    charmedgirl RE: dolores Jan 8, 2009 12:28 PM

                    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.

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                casualcat RE: tracylee Jan 9, 2009 12:19 PM

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

              3. manraysky RE: TampaAurora Jan 8, 2009 11:05 AM

                I think of caramel, and warm cinnamon buns.

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                  HillJ RE: TampaAurora Jan 8, 2009 11:22 AM

                  Caramel, def.
                  Chocolate fondue

                  1. Deenso RE: TampaAurora Jan 8, 2009 11:24 AM

                    Sticky toffee pudding...mmmmmmmmmmmm.

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                      kobetobiko RE: Deenso Jan 8, 2009 09:58 PM

                      Exactly my first thought.

                      Then come sticky cinnamon bun.

                      Then come Turkish ice cream.

                      And then molasses.

                    2. Morganna RE: TampaAurora Jan 8, 2009 11:37 AM

                      brownies. I like my brownies gooey, not cakey. :) and hot fudge mmmmm yeah I'm a chocolate head. :)

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                        kattyeyes RE: Morganna Jan 8, 2009 01:18 PM

                        Right there with you on the hot fudge...I like mine with either hot caramel (or butterscotch) or peanut butter sauce. All gooey goodies! This thread is making me hungry!

                      2. Phoo_d RE: TampaAurora Jan 8, 2009 01:24 PM

                        Melted stringy cheesy goodness. Mmmm.....lasagna, pizza, mac and cheese, fondue


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                          Morganna RE: Phoo_d Jan 9, 2009 03:59 AM

                          OOOOOO Fondue!!!! I gotta make fondue this weekend. I hope my husband's tummy is settled. ;D

                        2. BobB RE: TampaAurora Jan 9, 2009 05:53 AM

                          Hot fudge.
                          Mac 'n cheese (when it's made right).

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                            piccola RE: TampaAurora Jan 10, 2009 10:12 AM

                            Wow. If anything, this thread has made me realize I'm not a fan of gooey foods - especially not the sweet ones. (The cheesy ones, I can deal with on occasion.)

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