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mamachef May 14, 2012 08:01 PM

I've been stuffing my face today, having topped off my delicious Asian lettuce wrap meal with a butter-toasted Skippy peanut butter and Smucker's black raspberry jam, about an hour later. I may be finished for the day and then again I may not, in which case there are FULL FAT garlic Triscuits in the cupboard and some sharp Cheddar in the fridge, and really good crispy tart apples in the cooler drawer. Yeehaw!!
(It would appear I'm not done.)

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    escondido123 May 14, 2012 09:03 PM

    It's 9pm, we finished dinner at 8 and I'm about to go off to bed to read with only a cup of herbal tea....I never eat after dinner is over.

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    1. re: escondido123
      mamachef May 14, 2012 09:31 PM

      Well, aren't you the disciplined little thang!
      Sweet dreams!

      1. re: mamachef
        escondido123 May 15, 2012 12:35 PM

        I think it helps to eat dinner late and end it with just one bite of dark chocolate with almonds.

    2. mattstolz May 14, 2012 09:19 PM

      kettle corn. pre-bed snack every night

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        jlhinwa May 14, 2012 09:56 PM

        Busted! Eating Kroger fried ice cream as I read & type this. Wish I had escondido's discipline! Someone once told me that ice cream has tryptophan (stuff in turkey that makes people sleepy after eating), so I view it as almost being medicinal, haha.

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        1. re: jlhinwa
          mamachef May 14, 2012 11:22 PM

          Ya wanna hear something even funnier? There's more Tryptophan in Cheddar cheese, milk, and several other products than there is in turkey...so unless those things knock you on your butt, Turkey probably won't either. Baaahahahah!
          But I tell myself the same thing, ma'am. Nice to see you.. Oh, and I have a case of 24 Schwan's Caramel nut cones in the freezer, so I'm right there with you and in fact it sounds really good and it sure has been awhile since I snarfed those Triscuits and cheese and apple...
          BRB. You made me do this. I hope you feel just awful.
          Thank you.

        2. TeRReT May 15, 2012 06:26 AM

          Just ate a red bean paste filled, steamed bun, should be it for the day, though the sweet potato chips are calling to me very loudly

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            laliz May 15, 2012 08:40 AM

            banana, goldfish crackers, and club soda

            1. Heidi cooks and bakes May 15, 2012 08:48 AM

              Trader Joe's dark chocolate covered raisens! and ice water!

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                FreshAirInspector May 15, 2012 12:19 PM

                I don't think you can "snack" on ice water. A proper snack should entail a certain illicit buzz.

              2. Novelli May 15, 2012 10:20 AM

                Brought in a bag of blood oranges into work this morning from my tree. Been snacking on those and some cherries from the FM.

                1. Uncle Bob May 15, 2012 11:18 AM

                  Loozana Strawberries..........

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                    mamachef May 15, 2012 08:06 PM

                    Unca Bob, you gon' make you a shortcake out of them there Loozana berries?

                  2. suzigirl May 15, 2012 11:33 AM

                    Curty Wurty pop. Peach cream flavor. They are the bomb. Like a creamcicle. They have several flavors the banana fudge is yummy too.

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                        FreshAirInspector May 15, 2012 12:17 PM

                        Marshmallow Fluff, straight out of the jar, with a spoon. I hate myself.

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                        1. re: FreshAirInspector
                          KayceeK May 15, 2012 04:55 PM

                          This post is awesome.

                          1. re: KayceeK
                            mamachef May 15, 2012 08:35 PM

                            I'm glad you like it!!! It'll be fun to see what happens.

                          2. re: FreshAirInspector
                            mamachef May 15, 2012 08:08 PM

                            Baaaaaaaaaahahahahaa, FreshAirinspector! That's the best kind of snack there is! I ended yesterday's rampage with an iced tea spoon and a jar of Skippy, so you are NOT alone.

                            1. re: mamachef
                              mattstolz May 15, 2012 09:52 PM

                              when asked yesterday how i was doing i responded with:

                              well i have a spoon and a jar of Skippy... how do YOU think im doing??

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                                mamachef May 16, 2012 01:14 AM

                                For some reason, Mattstolz, that just cracked me up. It reminded me of that scene in The Jerk where Steve Martin's leaving the house drunk, and he says, "All I need is my paddleball......and this ashtray....that's all I need."
                                Well, I guess all we need is our jar of Skippy and this here spoon.

                                1. re: mamachef
                                  mattstolz May 17, 2012 02:44 PM

                                  give me my spoon and my skippy, youve got a happy man.

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                                  Janet from Richmond May 16, 2012 05:50 AM

                                  Peanut butter right out of the jar is one of life's true great pleasures. But it can't be the natural, organic, stir me first kind of stuff ;-)

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                                    mattstolz May 17, 2012 02:45 PM

                                    totally agree. while i love the natural pb, the non-natural is best or spoon-eatin'

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                                      dianne0712 Sep 13, 2012 03:18 PM

                                      I only eat pb out of the jar when I have chocolate bunny to use as a scoop. Those old Reese's commercials have a lot to answer for....

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                                        iL Divo Sep 22, 2012 07:55 PM

                                        "Those old Reese's commercials have a lot to answer for"...
                                        hahahahaha, oh that is soooo true

                                  2. re: mattstolz
                                    melpy May 16, 2012 08:26 AM

                                    Just like me with M
                                    Y spoon and jar of Nutella.

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                                      mattstolz May 17, 2012 02:46 PM

                                      this you?


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                                        Tripeler May 21, 2012 01:40 AM

                                        Pretty much a sickening video. Nutella is not THAT good.

                                3. re: FreshAirInspector
                                  EWSflash May 28, 2012 09:56 PM

                                  That's a favorite of mine, too, when I have some

                                4. arktos May 15, 2012 01:14 PM

                                  Udupi Bombay Mix.

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                                    justlizikaria May 15, 2012 01:24 PM

                                    At home in Ikaria (Greece) munching on a Peanut Slab that arrived in a care package from my Mum in New Zealand!! Thanks Mum xxx

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                                    1. re: justlizikaria
                                      mamachef May 15, 2012 08:33 PM

                                      OMG, I love those things. Here, they're called Planter's Peanut Bars. Oh, man, why'd you have to bring it up?

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                                        Billy33 May 15, 2012 10:49 PM

                                        Oh no mamachef, I've just been on the interweb to see what a Planter's Peanut Bar and no, no, no it is NOTHING like the chocolatey, chockablock with peanuts goodness that is a 'Whittaker's Peanut Slab' from New Zealand.

                                        There is no other chocolate bar like it in the world! Here's a picture of one...

                                        1. re: Billy33
                                          mamachef May 16, 2012 01:15 AM

                                          OMG. I need a case of those for my very own, and I need it NOW. I guess w/ my bday coming eventually, I'd better start throwing out hints now so they have plenty of time!!

                                      2. re: justlizikaria
                                        heads Oct 12, 2012 07:14 PM

                                        Dear gawd I love those things. Had them a few times in NZ, and even found them once in the Kuala Lumpur airport. Ack! Almost wish you hadn't reminded me of them... Although thanks to you I just discovered that I can order them over the net...

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                                        escondido123 May 15, 2012 04:23 PM

                                        White nectarine I just bought at the Farmer's Market--nice and sweet.

                                        1. sunangelmb May 15, 2012 04:32 PM

                                          Watermelon, Pretending it's all I want. Truth be told I really want the cheese its that are calling me from the pantry.....

                                          1. sunangelmb May 15, 2012 04:33 PM

                                            Or the biscoff in the cupboard

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                                              mamachef May 15, 2012 08:11 PM

                                              Or the slice of grapefruit cake that I bought to give to a friend tomorrow because she loves the stuff and can't get it where she is, but I'm not sure she's going to get this one, either. : )

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                                              foiegras May 15, 2012 04:56 PM

                                              Just had a giant strawberry. Preparing to cook dinner, that was the cook's treat ... there may be more.

                                              1. KayceeK May 15, 2012 04:56 PM

                                                Carrots dipped in baba ganoush Yum!

                                                1. suzigirl May 15, 2012 05:16 PM

                                                  Mamachef, I love this thread but to many people are snackin' healthy and after my Curty Wurty popcicle I had Cheetos and a spoonfull of peanutbutter. I confess.

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                                                  1. re: suzigirl
                                                    mamachef May 15, 2012 08:12 PM

                                                    I'm glad you like it, suzigirl. I think as the thread grows longer, we'll see more of an even division. And believe you me, not everyone's telling the truth!! : )

                                                  2. mattstolz May 15, 2012 05:26 PM

                                                    ghirardelli dark chocolate with sea salt caramel squares.


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                                                      mamachef May 15, 2012 08:13 PM

                                                      Hell YEAH, matt, nomnomnom!! I totally concur!!

                                                    2. sunangelmb May 15, 2012 06:04 PM

                                                      Broke into the cheese its and pretzels. They were calling me like a siren song

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                                                        suzigirl May 15, 2012 06:47 PM

                                                        I am so there for you. I hit up the rice crispy treats snack mix. Yummy.

                                                        1. re: suzigirl
                                                          sunangelmb May 15, 2012 07:03 PM

                                                          What is that? Sounds delicious. The pretzels have found the biscoff here

                                                          1. re: suzigirl
                                                            mamachef May 15, 2012 08:29 PM

                                                            Dang, suzigirl!! The list just keeps getting longer and longer!
                                                            Oh well. It's fine, and you're safe here with all the other crackersnackers.

                                                          2. re: sunangelmb
                                                            mamachef May 15, 2012 08:28 PM

                                                            LOL! I can see them now, swaying back and forth, singing, and willing you to "Get..........the.........cheese.......you..........know..........you want it.....

                                                          3. mamachef May 15, 2012 08:37 PM

                                                            Delicious ripe cherries and leftover BLT salad, extra blue cheese dressing please. It's soggy now, and that's just the way I like it best.

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                                                              burlgurl May 15, 2012 09:18 PM

                                                              special K chips...original flavour..and a glass of white wine..

                                                              1. soypower May 15, 2012 11:12 PM

                                                                Just read that Parmigiano Reggiano is a great food to help you lose weight! Hardy har. But I thought I'd test the theory anyway. Yummeh!

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                                                                1. re: soypower
                                                                  mamachef May 16, 2012 01:16 AM

                                                                  <Falls out of chair laughing....
                                                                  The Parmigiano Reggiano diet. You could make millions.

                                                                  1. re: mamachef
                                                                    soypower May 17, 2012 10:02 AM

                                                                    Couldn't I? It's actually very satisfying in small amounts, so theoretically, it could work! :o)

                                                                    1. re: mamachef
                                                                      mattstolz May 17, 2012 02:48 PM

                                                                      but the question is, would you get giada or mario to be your celebrity spokesperson?

                                                                  2. RealMenJulienne May 16, 2012 01:39 AM

                                                                    Sour skittles

                                                                    1. mamachef May 16, 2012 03:47 AM

                                                                      Dateline: 3:45 a.m - warm milk and pb toast with a banana.

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                                                                        Sra. Swanky May 16, 2012 05:42 AM

                                                                        Hahaha! Now that's a snack right up Elvis' alley! Every night, I've had a (very sizable) handful of Goldfish Grahams - vanilla cupcake flavor. They're my 3 year-old's, but I just can't help myself! (Which is why I buy them in 4-5 bag amounts!)

                                                                      2. Novelli May 16, 2012 08:15 AM

                                                                        munching on some leftover bacon jalapeno cornbread from last night. I love the spice with the heat of coffee.

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                                                                          PenskeFan May 16, 2012 08:21 AM


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                                                                            Buckeye_Local May 16, 2012 09:29 AM

                                                                            Whole Wheat bread with Skippys Natural Peanut Butter.

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                                                                            sueatmo May 16, 2012 09:49 AM

                                                                            I am drinking a freshly brewed decaf and a small piece of dark chocolate.

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                                                                              mamachef May 16, 2012 02:55 PM

                                                                              That's a great healthy snack. I don't care what anyone says. : )

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                                                                                sueatmo May 17, 2012 01:00 PM

                                                                                Dark chocolate or natural almonds are good almost anytime.

                                                                            2. mamachef May 16, 2012 02:54 PM

                                                                              Tuna/chopped egg salad on Ritz crackers and an ice-cold Pepsi over crushed ice and when that orgy was done, I ate two mini Snickers bars and a handful of sour Gummi Worms. It hit the spot...

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                                                                                sunangelmb May 16, 2012 03:01 PM

                                                                                I love sour gummy worms almost as much as sour patch kids. Now I want some...

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                                                                                  suzigirl May 16, 2012 04:03 PM

                                                                                  I have the 2 oz packs of Haribo gummies. If i get the big packages I will eat them until my jaw hurts. Pretzels and nutella today for my snack. And pepperoni nuked til they were crisp like chips. And I already plotted tomorrows snack. Presidents Pub Cheese on Ritz, jalapeno cheddar flavor. Thanks mamachef. I do feel safe here snackin' around. :-)

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                                                                                    sunangelmb May 16, 2012 06:44 PM

                                                                                    I want to snack with you. Sounds like we have similar tastes. Pretzels dipped in biscoff again as I type. The salty sweet combo makes me happy

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                                                                                      mamachef May 16, 2012 07:38 PM

                                                                                      I have absolutely no idea why the image of you sitting there dipping your pretzels with a big smile on your facd makes me LOL.

                                                                                    2. re: suzigirl
                                                                                      mamachef May 16, 2012 07:36 PM

                                                                                      Oh, you are my kinda girl!! i'm especially in love with the pepperoni chips and the mmmmm pub cheese on Ritz sounds divine. And as far as being safe, well you are. What a bunch of kindered spirits!!

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                                                                                        suzigirl May 17, 2012 08:36 AM

                                                                                        I discovered the pepperoni chips thing during the Adkins diet rage. I have abandoned Adkins but the pepperoni chips remain. Make sure you use lots of paper towels or the microwave will resemble the one at the gas station. Just a heads up.

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                                                                                          biondanonima Jul 17, 2012 02:27 PM

                                                                                          I make them in a non-stick skillet - less messy than the microwave, plus you can save the tasty pepperoni oil and use it to cook other stuff (it's great for eggs). Salami works as well.

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                                                                                            suzigirl Jul 17, 2012 02:41 PM

                                                                                            I'll try that next time I get a craving for them. Thanks

                                                                                  2. kubasd May 16, 2012 04:26 PM

                                                                                    I just opened a can of Dole pineapple tidbits and am alternating between stabbing chunks and slurping the juice, right from the can :)

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                                                                                      Sra. Swanky May 16, 2012 05:30 PM

                                                                                      Yum! Great call, kubasd! I know I have a can in the cabinet right now! :o)

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                                                                                        mamachef May 16, 2012 07:39 PM

                                                                                        I do that too, kubasd, but I drag the chunks through lightly sugared sour cream before I stuff them in my craw. Yum.

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                                                                                          kubasd May 16, 2012 07:50 PM

                                                                                          mmm That sounds like a pretty tasty addition.... I think the fact that I originally typed "tasty addiction" instead of addition should tell you all you need to know! lol

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                                                                                        akq May 16, 2012 06:33 PM

                                                                                        Saltines. I wish I had my babybel to go with them, but the janitors keep throwing them out (or eating them).

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                                                                                          mamachef May 16, 2012 07:41 PM

                                                                                          Those bastiges need to be taught a lesson.....the audacity of taking your lovely cheese takes my breath away. I'd be beside myself with rage.

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                                                                                          iambecky May 16, 2012 07:51 PM

                                                                                          Full-fat Greek yogurt, fresh raspberries and chocolate chips. I, ahem, may have had the same thing for breakfast.

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                                                                                            mamachef May 16, 2012 08:06 PM

                                                                                            Ahem, LOL. You go, girl. What a bitchin' combo.

                                                                                          2. mamachef May 17, 2012 06:27 AM

                                                                                            I'm pretty sure this qualifies as a snack, since it has NOTHING to do with the real true brekkie I'll be having in a few hours: 2 delicious light eggy crullers and a 7-up.
                                                                                            I really need to check myself.

                                                                                            1. Llamalicious May 17, 2012 01:07 PM

                                                                                              I love having my home made Cajun spiced kale chips...super healthy and guilt free (also addicting!)

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                                                                                                noodlepoodle May 17, 2012 01:43 PM

                                                                                                Right now I'm munching on toasted pecans. I made some oatmeal, currant and pecan cookie dough and will be snacking on cookies later.

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                                                                                                  mamachef May 17, 2012 06:11 PM

                                                                                                  noodlepoodle, go on and tell the truth. You mean you made that luscious-sounding dough and didn't even nibble? You did? go on then. That's snacking !!

                                                                                                2. gypsy May 17, 2012 06:21 PM

                                                                                                  peanut butter Puffins...!

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                                                                                                    mattstolz May 17, 2012 06:56 PM

                                                                                                    haha these tend to start out with snack intention and turn into a full blown meal for me.

                                                                                                  2. sunangelmb May 18, 2012 07:11 PM

                                                                                                    Oh no. I was so good at staying away from candy (specifically gummy eggs) all week, but after trying to prepare for a work conference, and getting the issue out, I have officially caved. Snacking on gummy eggs , and special k chips. (cause 1 balances out the other right?)

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                                                                                                      foiegras May 18, 2012 08:16 PM

                                                                                                      I am not snacking on anything right now, but *recently* I had a small bowl of butter pecan ice cream, followed by 4 chocolate chips.

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                                                                                                        mamachef May 19, 2012 05:08 AM

                                                                                                        My alltime favorite ice cream in the entire Universe, foiegras...I love it when the pecans are nice and big and chunky. And I love that you know exactly how many chips you had. I do that too.

                                                                                                      2. suzigirl May 19, 2012 03:32 PM

                                                                                                        I confess, another Curty Wurty. I am trying the pineapple lime. It was really good at first with a tart lime sherbet type center covered in a pineapple popcicle coating. But about half way through it got cloying. I'll go back to the peaches and cream

                                                                                                        1. ElsieDee May 20, 2012 04:32 PM

                                                                                                          Handful of roasted / salted almonds, washed down with a swig of Gatorade, followed by a spoonful of Speculoos.

                                                                                                          1. mamachef May 20, 2012 10:37 PM

                                                                                                            Tiki punch and rum, and a mixup of goldfish parmesan crackers, mini pretzel nuggets, popcorn, peanuts and a few other things I'm too lazy to identify. I just keep stuffing it into my mouf .

                                                                                                            1. suzigirl May 21, 2012 11:06 AM

                                                                                                              No snacking for me today. Horrible case of the stomach flu. Worst ever. I have been holed up in bed and bath all day yesterday. :-(

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                                                                                                                mamachef May 21, 2012 11:55 AM

                                                                                                                Feel better, suzigirl. Remember the BRAT diet when you can tolerate food: Bananas, rice, applesauce, (weak) tea. And gingerale. Baked potatoes. Crackers. Plain pasta.Just consider it your "sicktime snack food."

                                                                                                                Good luck.

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                                                                                                                  suzigirl May 21, 2012 12:42 PM

                                                                                                                  Been snacking on crysalized ginger broth and pediolite mixed with punch to cover the blicky taste. Lost 6.2 lbs. Thanks for the well wishes. I will be back to snacking asap. Cannot keep a hungry girl down.

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                                                                                                                    kubasd May 27, 2012 07:57 PM

                                                                                                                    Isn't the T (dry) toast, though? I was a long time sufferer of the BRAT diet growing up.... ::shudder::

                                                                                                                    ETA: Got a big ol' bowl (one of those oreo cereal bowls you could send away box tops for) of honey nut cheerios and cold cold skim milk. Perfect for Game of Thrones watching :)

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                                                                                                                      mamachef May 27, 2012 10:18 PM

                                                                                                                      It may very well be that the "t" changes from place to place and person to person. Toast certainly does make perfect sense, in this context

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                                                                                                                        foiegras May 30, 2012 07:50 PM

                                                                                                                        My pediatrician had this whole plan, I remember we never needed it for more than 2 days so I can't remember day 3 and 4. But the first day was clear things (Jello, boullion, 7Up, etc.), and the second day was white things. I was always amazed how great a boiled potato with nothing on it could taste after eating nothing for awhile ...

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                                                                                                                      Miri1 May 30, 2012 12:31 PM

                                                                                                                      Oh! I feel your pain. I was sick with that on Monday. Gatorade and ginger ale saved me. Hope you're on the mend!

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                                                                                                                        suzigirl May 30, 2012 02:29 PM

                                                                                                                        I thought I was better but I sadly am not. No more of this for me. Off to the doc tomorrow. Wish me luck.

                                                                                                                    3. suzigirl May 27, 2012 02:28 PM

                                                                                                                      I have been waiting a week to say this... I am snacking again. I am having a flame toasted flour tortilla slathered in butter and cinnamon sugar. First thing I have actually wanted in days. I must say it is hitting the spot. Eight pounds down from the monster norovirus, but if you guys keep posting, we'll keep trying your snacks.

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                                                                                                                        blueberrypie May 27, 2012 05:22 PM

                                                                                                                        extra salty, buttery movie theater popcorn with raw cane sugar sprinkled on top.

                                                                                                                        Way better than kettlecorn.

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                                                                                                                          suzigirl May 27, 2012 06:00 PM

                                                                                                                          I'm feeling just a bit jealous now that my tummy is back on track.

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                                                                                                                            iL Divo May 31, 2012 07:44 PM


                                                                                                                            right now I'd love me some Golden Corral BlueBerryPie *-)

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                                                                                                                            vttp926 May 27, 2012 06:13 PM

                                                                                                                            Found some rice crackers when I went to Super G Mart that was a bit different from the normal. Kim Chi flavor and they are addicting. Maybe I should have bought more of those then the Calbee shrimp chips in hot garlic.

                                                                                                                            1. mamachef May 27, 2012 10:22 PM

                                                                                                                              I've got about 1/4 c. leftover chocolate fudge frosting on hand, and about the same amount of crunchy peanut butter in the "needs to be used up" jar, and I'm busy scooping it up with cinnamon sugar Graham crackers with some sliced apples on top.

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                                                                                                                                calmossimo May 28, 2012 12:11 PM

                                                                                                                                cinnamon sugar graham crackers sound so yummy right now. i haven't had them in so long. i always loved them alongside raspberry herbal tea.

                                                                                                                                i'm still lazing around, watching tv and browsing CH in bed, but may get up for some dark chocolate petit ecolier cookies and stash moroccan mint tea (mostly because i was just thinking about the graham crackers with raspberry tea so i need to make do with what i've got)

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                                                                                                                                bonefreakchef May 28, 2012 12:39 PM

                                                                                                                                Leftover risotto milanese and a Screwdriver. I started work today on UK time (though I'm in Canada) so I'm done for the day.

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                                                                                                                                  calmossimo May 28, 2012 09:17 PM

                                                                                                                                  right now, an apple cinnamon rice cake and some peppermint tea. i've been trying to drink tea (multiple varieties) throughout the day to help increase my fluid intake.

                                                                                                                                  1. EWSflash May 28, 2012 09:49 PM

                                                                                                                                    Oscar Meyer hard salami wrapped in a big romaine leaf with a little mayo on it.Yum.

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                                                                                                                                      sedimental May 30, 2012 08:42 PM

                                                                                                                                      OMG. Have you tried the Roasted Garlic Triscuits????? They don't even need cheese.
                                                                                                                                      I am an active low carber and SHOULD NOT BE EATING THESE! I can't help myself....

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                                                                                                                                        suzigirl May 31, 2012 01:16 PM

                                                                                                                                        I love triscuits, love garlic. Must try these when i am feeling snack worthy again.

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                                                                                                                                          mamachef May 31, 2012 01:46 PM

                                                                                                                                          Crack-ers, for real.

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                                                                                                                                            iL Divo May 31, 2012 07:42 PM

                                                                                                                                            they are soooooooo good.

                                                                                                                                          2. mamachef May 31, 2012 01:47 PM

                                                                                                                                            Two extremely large pecan turtles, and dang these are gooood.

                                                                                                                                            1. iL Divo May 31, 2012 07:41 PM

                                                                                                                                              no not currently munching on anything except an ice bucket full of slivered ice.
                                                                                                                                              but earlier.............I went to 3 stores, London's, Shoppers and Safeway looking for specialty chocolates and walking back *home* somehow a Mars Caramel bar managed its way into my tummy but I'm not sure how that happened ;:-/

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                                                                                                                                                Miri1 Jun 3, 2012 11:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                Ice! My favorite thing to snack on lately! It's crunchy and cool and no calories! Got me a huge cup of it right now!

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                                                                                                                                                  mamachef Jun 4, 2012 07:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                  Miri: get your iron level checked. For reals. :) Craving ice is a sign of deficiency. Not certain, but worth looking into.

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                                                                                                                                                    iL Divo Jun 6, 2012 07:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                    Miri, I can spot a good quality ice and relish the AM/PM gas station crushed version.
                                                                                                                                                    when hubby and I are doing long drives (some times through several states over several days) all I want when we stop for gas or munchies is their ice (or similar) condensed water softish ice. he just buys me a large plastic cup full of it. what an incredible man I'm married to .

                                                                                                                                                2. viperlush May 31, 2012 08:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                  Just finished a big bowl of popcorn w/plain mms mixed in.

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                                                                                                                                                    calmossimo Jun 3, 2012 12:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                    a mini babybel light and my newest cracker obsession, rosemary herb lentil crackers.

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                                                                                                                                                      iL Divo Jun 6, 2012 07:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                      "rosemary herb lentil crackers"

                                                                                                                                                      now those sound delicious.

                                                                                                                                                      I'm chompin on black walnut halves with jumbo rainbow raisins.
                                                                                                                                                      soooo good.

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                                                                                                                                                      mollyw Jun 3, 2012 12:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                      70% Dark chocolate. Mmmm.

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                                                                                                                                                        PotatoPuff Jun 3, 2012 11:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                        munster on mini multigrain crackers

                                                                                                                                                        1. suzigirl Jun 3, 2012 11:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                          My darling boyfriend is making buffalo chicken wings at this very moment. He is putting some aside for me to have naked as I am still babying my tummy. But as I said, I am snacking again. Woo too.

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                                                                                                                                                            mamachef Jun 3, 2012 12:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                            I'm not sure it's a good idea to eat deepfried wings while naked, but whatever. Glad you're on the mend. :)

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                                                                                                                                                              suzigirl Jun 3, 2012 12:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                              I have a man that cooks for me. I would eat a deep fried flip flop if he served it to me. :-) And I have been feeling better and trust that I can eat it. Thank you though. You're very nice. Hope your friends appreciate that in you.

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                                                                                                                                                                CarrieSeas Sep 12, 2012 04:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                                *snort* that was funny!

                                                                                                                                                                I've just finished reading this entire thread, y'all do some serious snacking! Some great ideas and combos I would have never thought of, love me some snacks.

                                                                                                                                                                Snack of my afternoon was Wickles w/Classic Lays potato chips. Those are some fantastic pickles!

                                                                                                                                                                Now I'm craving nuts, cashews to be specific.

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                                                                                                                                                                  suzigirl Sep 12, 2012 05:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  I have Wickles in my fridge. Yum yum- love them. Love me some snacks too. Join the snack club.

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                                                                                                                                                              thesunflower Jun 3, 2012 07:20 PM

                                                                                                                                                              started with slices of cucumber and ended with sweet potato chips; now sweet tooth is aching to be fed :(

                                                                                                                                                              1. JenJeninCT Jun 3, 2012 07:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                Girl Scout Thin Mints and full fat organic milk with 2 ice cubes- root canal tomorrow, so who knows what snack will be instore tomorrow night

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                                                                                                                                                                  Miri1 Jun 3, 2012 10:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  Two slices of cinnamon raisin bread, toasted, with butter. A cup of ice. Was going to have sine cheesecake but the bread caught my eye. It's doing the trick nicely!

                                                                                                                                                                2. alliegator Jun 4, 2012 07:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                  Sweet chili flavored pistacios. I found them at Super Target over the weekend in a red and white bag, brand is called Everybody's Nuts. Yumyumyum!

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                                                                                                                                                                    suzigirl Jun 4, 2012 08:17 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    That sounds yummy. I am going to look for those. This place is going to make me gain weight. So many things I have never heard of that i must try.

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                                                                                                                                                                      suzigirl Jun 4, 2012 02:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                      I found them. And I have to admire my self-control. They only cost me 25 dollars by the time I checked out. The sheer fact that i only spent that in a Superstore is astonishing. Back to the matter at hand, the nuts....well, they are just nuts! Thanks for mentioning them. They are crazy good! I am glad no one can see me snuffling them up like a pig searching for truffles.

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                                                                                                                                                                        alliegator Jun 5, 2012 10:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                        Glad you found them!! And congrats on the $25. If I could get out of there only spending that much, I'd probably frame the receipt :)

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                                                                                                                                                                          suzigirl Jun 5, 2012 11:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                          Okay, okay. I confess. 25 dollars, a hot dog and a half cherry/orange icee. :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                        vttp926 Jun 5, 2012 11:13 AM

                                                                                                                                                                        Those are now my favorite pistachios and yay for it being a nut I won't get sick on! At Walmart, the bags had a $1 off coupon on them making them only $2.50 each.

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                                                                                                                                                                          suzigirl Jun 5, 2012 11:37 AM

                                                                                                                                                                          I want to buy them where you live. They were 4.99 here.

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                                                                                                                                                                            alliegator Jun 5, 2012 11:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                                            Whoa! $4.99 here, too. And suzi, once you clear the checkout, snackbar, etc. doesn't count in the final tally ;)

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                                                                                                                                                                              suzigirl Jun 5, 2012 12:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              We'll just forget I mentioned the snackbar then. :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                            kubasd Jun 23, 2012 01:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                                            I LOVE Everybody's Nuts!! My favorites are the sweet chili and the European. They are $7.99 here, I'll have to check them out at Target!! My normal Target nut purchase is the dill pickle cashews. I get 4 "jars" whenever i go :P

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                                                                                                                                                                              Tripeler Jul 18, 2012 01:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                              Everybody's Nuts?

                                                                                                                                                                              There is a high-end supermarket chain here in Japan named Meidi-Ya. Their branded products are all names starting with MY. For some reason, a lot of foreigners are always amused by the jars of MY Nuts.

                                                                                                                                                                          3. mamachef Jun 4, 2012 08:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                                            Right now I am picking the green dried peas and chile-oil crackers out of a bag of Japanese bar mix. Pepsi. Crushed ice.

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                                                                                                                                                                              suzigirl Jun 4, 2012 08:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                              We need to share a bag. I always mow through the soy and wasabi rice crackers first. Then I go for the seaweed wrapped. Peas are last. Man I love that stuff. Come to think of it, I'm hungry.

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                                                                                                                                                                                mamachef Jun 4, 2012 08:38 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                LOL. Perfect. You can have ALL the nori crackers, girlfriend. I can't eat them.

                                                                                                                                                                            2. suzigirl Jun 4, 2012 11:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                              Four Oreo doublestuff

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                                                                                                                                                                                potts Jun 5, 2012 11:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                4??? are they from a package or is this self control

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                                                                                                                                                                                  suzigirl Jun 5, 2012 11:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                  I was being a good suzigirl. It didn't stop me from eating a whole mess of sweet chilie pistachios and a large cup of tropical punch kool-aid later

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                                                                                                                                                                                    potts Jun 5, 2012 11:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                    :) win some then you win some! sounds all good!

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                                                                                                                                                                                      suzigirl Jun 5, 2012 12:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                      Did you hear that? It sounds like the russling of an Oreo bag.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    melpy Jun 6, 2012 08:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                    My mother only allowed us two regular Oreos for dessert. When we were in high school she cut us back to one.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  laliz Jun 4, 2012 04:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                  microwave popcorn and club soda

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. mamachef Jun 5, 2012 10:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                    Black cherry soda (Kemper's) and a small bowlful of Gardetto's snack mix with some mixed nuts thrown in. Love the little pumpernickel-y zweibacky things.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      MDcooksfor2 Jun 5, 2012 10:53 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                      I love red bean so I will eat that straight out of a can :\
                                                                                                                                                                                      I just made a green tea layer cake with red bean filling. nomming on it right now.

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. potts Jun 5, 2012 11:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                        chocolate espresso beans...too yummy and soon to hurt my stomach from over eating

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Janet from Richmond Jun 5, 2012 12:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                          I just discovered Dill & Olive Oil Triscuits. Sigh. Like I need a new Triscuit in my life.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            mamachef Jun 5, 2012 12:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dammit, Janet!! (Bet you never heard THAT one before.. :)
                                                                                                                                                                                            Great. Just great. Another exercise in self-discipline.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Thanks for the tip!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                              suzigirl Jun 5, 2012 12:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                              I gotta stop reading this post and go back to my sheltered little world. I hadn't heard of dill triscuits and now I must try them. Just went out of my way to get two snacks yesterday. Now I am going to hunt triscuits.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              PenskeFan Jun 6, 2012 05:37 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                              Pistachios, again .

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                                                                                                                                                                                                iL Divo Jun 6, 2012 07:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                did I read pistachios are the lowest nut in fat content?
                                                                                                                                                                                                my husband watched a commercial for pistachios a few days ago and was shocked they're green.
                                                                                                                                                                                                I'm gonna buy him some and see if sneaking them into salads he'll even notice they're there.

                                                                                                                                                                                              2. melpy Jun 6, 2012 08:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                Made kale chips for the first time last night. Ate half with dinner and the other half for breakfast and the whole bunch was gone.

                                                                                                                                                                                                My boyfriend ate one made an awful gagging noise and complained that he couldn't eat those. I had such high hopes but after tasting them myself I thought they tastes like Brussels sprouts which he also hates.

                                                                                                                                                                                                I told him he better not act like that eating healthy stuff in front of our kids.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Miri1 Jun 6, 2012 12:28 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Snyder's sourdough pretzel nuggets dipped in salmon cream cheese. A huge glass of iced tea over ice.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    kubasd Jun 23, 2012 01:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    omg Miri, that sounds absolutely delicious.... I love pretzels dipped in cream cheese, never had them with salmon cream cheese....

                                                                                                                                                                                                    And Melpy..... I keep saying I'm going to make kale chips but I haven't gotten to it yet...

                                                                                                                                                                                                2. mamachef Jun 6, 2012 12:33 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sweet tea and a pint of marinated artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes, olives and roasted red pepper. Yum.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    kubasd Jun 23, 2012 01:40 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Can I come over your place for snack today? lol sounds awesome.... add in some bocconcini and i'd call it dinner!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    escondido123 Jun 6, 2012 03:27 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dark red cherries from the Farmers' Market. Not cheap but delightful.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      suzigirl Jun 6, 2012 03:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      I have been aching for ranier cherries but the only place I found them they were 6.99 a lb. I couldn't talk myself into it

                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. suzigirl Jun 7, 2012 04:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Keebler strawberry sugar wafers and peach nehi.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        mamachef Jun 7, 2012 05:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Blastoff! Oh those wafers. But the sugar blast does send me on a tear.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        sunflwrsdh Jun 7, 2012 06:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        cup of Earl Grey and a slice of Dorie Greenspan banana bundt cake that I made on Sunday. It is better after a few days in the fridge:)

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. suzigirl Jun 14, 2012 10:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cottage cheese and kalamata olives

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            Miri1 Jun 14, 2012 08:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Too tired to make dinner so made a bowl of instant mashed potatoes with butter and poured some diet cream A and W over ice. If I need something else later, I have some fresh peaches and apricots that smell amazing.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              mamachef Jun 23, 2012 12:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dear me, and here I thought I was the only one who does the potato trick. So great in a pinch, with all that butter and salt...........even good when not in a pinch! We swear by Idahoan - do you have a preferred brand? (Whilst the "real" hounds cluck disapprovingly and consider revoking my membership.......:)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                kubasd Jun 23, 2012 01:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                my membership might be revoked as well, but I consider instant mashed potatoes a whole 'nother animal than "real" mashed potatoes. I make them according to the directions, but add a huge pat of butter and a big spoonful of sour cream to my serving. I mix the sour cream in and let the butter melt on top..... makes all the difference in the world!! so yummy!

                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. JenJeninCT Jun 14, 2012 08:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            key lime Ciao Bella gelato- yum!

                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. mamachef Jun 23, 2012 01:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Currently working my way through what amounts to a decent-sized bowl of salsa!! Scored a bunch of really nice ripe reds and a few green tomatoes, diced sweet onions, a gorgeous blast of fresh limes and cilantro, and the secret weapon - half a can of diced tomatoes w/ jalapenos, pureed and blended in. With some bay shrimp or crabmeat, this would be a killer ceviche - or maybe some black beans and charred corn kernels, for a taco filling...
                                                                                                                                                                                                              At any rate though: none of that tomfoolery going on here. It's just me, a bowl of salsa, and an iced tea spoon. There may be a chip or two wandering around somewhere.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                kubasd Jun 23, 2012 01:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                if there are tortilla chips and salsa in the house, they don't last more than a day with me..... I eat the whole thing in a sitting!! I LOVE green mountain gringo medium or roasted pepper salsas, and i put half salsa half sour cream per chip :) If I'm feeling gourmet, I buy the tubs of fresh salsa in the produce department.... amazing!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mamachef Jun 23, 2012 11:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Oh, I really like that combo - tang on tang on tang...A local mercado sells about 4 different brands and flavors and textures and cultures - as close to smetanya as anything I've ever found. I mean, who knew?

                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. queueueuq Jun 24, 2012 12:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                I'm addicted to Barbara's Bakery baked cheese puffs (the hard kind, white cheddar). I have GOT to stop buying them! Earlier, I also had some aged gouda on wheat thins. I'm starting to see a theme here.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  staughton Jul 9, 2012 06:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I want to hang out at YOUR house... The only thing I'll eat in front of the computer is breakfast if I'm in a hurry--and even then it's usually oatmeal or yogurt or a banana. Sometimes I'll have a beer or a cocktail while I'm clicking away after dinner. Does that count? A few months ago I decided that maybe I needed some snacks up here, so I kept (yeah right--for three days!) a can of roasted almonds next to the desk, and later I tried some dark chocolate and licorice... but now I know better. I keep that stuff stowed away on top shelves downstairs where I will forget about it. I will not let myself eat at night while I play on the computer. Otherwise, they'll be hoisting me out of here through a whole in the roof with a crain when the day comes... I just can't go there. I don't trust myself. This forces me to go downstairs when the urge hits me. Which, thanks to you, it has. Blackberry jam/preserves (with SEEDS!!) & p.b. it is. Darn YOU!!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mamachef Jul 16, 2012 11:43 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    LOL. Enjoy your snacky, staughton.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. SweetPhyl Jul 10, 2012 12:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Just finished a pack of Lance's peanut butter cheese crackers...aka, NABS, and an iced tea. Just the perfect afternoon snack in the south!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      mamachef Jul 16, 2012 11:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I love those devlish little tasty crackers. Mmmmm. I like the cheese/pb ones too.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. mamachef Jul 16, 2012 11:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Well yes I am, though I'm not sure why I was whanged w/ a huge hunger pang only a few hours after a very delicious dinner: shaved prime rib sandwiches with horseradish dressing on toasted buns w/ jus for dipping. Anyway.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Right now, I'm eating leftover homemade fried rice, loaded w/ veg, bacon, eggs, and diced bbq pork ribs, that I bound w/ an egg and fried 'til it was crunchy and hot. I'm trying to veer away from caffeine, so I'm drinking something like ginger ale which is actually seltzer with a few strong shots of a great ginger syrup I got at the farmer's market.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Snack on!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Disneyfreak Jul 17, 2012 10:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Stacy's Pita Chips -- a total weakness of mine.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          jujuthomas Jul 17, 2012 11:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I'm trying to be good with about a cup of fresh blueberries, but they are alarmingly and disappointingly TART! and I want sweet. and there's a Wawa across the street from my office that's calling my name.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. letsindulge Jul 17, 2012 12:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Local strawberries, bing,cherries, 1 black apricot, and Keebler Club & Cheddar Crackers w/ a tall tumbler of cold water.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. JungMann Jul 17, 2012 12:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sweet soy sauce glazed sardines. Not as good as the sweet and spicy anchovies I like from the Philippines, but who can resist a snack that waves at you?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Motosport Jul 17, 2012 01:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Stiing at my desk @ work snacking on fresh cherries!!! The season is so short I get them when I can and spoil myself.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. suzigirl Jul 17, 2012 01:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wonderful fresh made jamacian beef patty and a fruit nut spice cookie. Both from two small catering companies locally.I wrangled the two fifty cookie for free. She had a batch coming out of the oven and i guess she liked me. It had dates and raisins and walnuts and almonds and prunes and warm spices. All warm and crazy good. And i have half left for later. Kick ass.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mamachef Jul 17, 2012 11:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    That snack is amazing proof that the gods love you and want you to be happy. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Eric_Cartman Jul 17, 2012 02:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bruschetta with melted gorgonzola and honey on top. And fruit roll ups. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. corneygirl Jul 17, 2012 04:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Nori wrapped rice crackers. I'm hooked on these crunchy little things!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        suzigirl Jul 17, 2012 04:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I sooo love those little suckers. I have a mixed bag of those rice crackers right now

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mamachef Jul 17, 2012 11:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oooh yum. Those are so hard to put down. I have a love affair with the sweet/umami little hot Japanese crackers. Ohhh so good. I can hoover a bag in no time flat.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. kubasd Jul 17, 2012 05:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sunsweet prunes..... they are like candy to me! I have to be careful I don't eat the whole container.... that'd be disastrous! :P

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            alliegator Jul 19, 2012 11:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hope disaster was averted :P

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              kubasd Jul 19, 2012 02:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              well..... I only ate about half the container :P

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. letsindulge Jul 17, 2012 05:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            To hold me over until dinner out tonight I'm snacking on salted cashews, and a 1/2" slice of Schluckwerder Chocolate-covered marzipan.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tripeler Jul 18, 2012 01:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              With a name like "Schluckwerder" it's GOT to be good.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sounds like an insult in Yiddish.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                dianne0712 Sep 13, 2012 03:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                my kind of snack...but I always eat the whole bar....sigh.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. mamachef Jul 17, 2012 11:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                About 10 minutes ago, I had a honey- ham/swiss grilled cheese sandwich on wheat bread w/sunflower seeds. Awesome no-sugar 5-fruit preserves spread on the inside; mayonnaise for the outside. With a root beer.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Small, ladylike burp.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  foiegras Jul 18, 2012 09:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Not snacking, but when I was hungry a couple hours ago, I had a seared hot dog on a wheat bun, smothered in Bush's pork and beans (the bacon and extra brown sugar kind--I just love the 'extra' part in the name), topped with chopped purple onion and lots of yellow mustard.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The only fly in the ointment is that I bought uncured hot dogs, and they suck compared to the cured (Oscar). With the regular hot dogs, this is unbridled deliciousness.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mamachef Jul 18, 2012 10:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    That sounds fantastic, foiegras. I know exactly the baked beans you're talking about, having used them myself many times as a casserole base to which I added lots of other stuff, including onions, even more bacon and brown sugar. So, I guess that's "extra extra brown sugar."
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    What brand of hot dog did you use, just for information's sake?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      foiegras Jul 19, 2012 02:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Oscar Meyer, and I so regret being virtuous ;) Uncured ham is fantastic, but you start taking things away from the hot dog, and it does not end well.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Those are some good baked beans, aren't they? I bet they would be good with some added molasses ...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Right now ... 15 lemon chile pistachios.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. mamachef Jul 18, 2012 10:10 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I looked at the honey ham longingly, thinking about another grilled ham/cheese/strawberry jam. And then I decided to be virtuous, so I ate 2 squares of lemon bar with a glass of whole milk. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. alliegator Jul 19, 2012 11:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Was feeling the need for a salty snack, but didn't have anything that looked great, so I'm chowing on some baby carrots and dipping them in a bit of ground sea salt. Really enjoying it!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. suzigirl Jul 19, 2012 03:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sylvia's creamy dill chips and a tounge torcher popcicle. If you like dill, try these chips. Really tasty. And a sierra mist strawberry kiwi soda

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mamachef Jul 19, 2012 06:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Enjoy the chips and popsicle!! I'm sorry you haven't got something nice to drink with it. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            suzigirl Jul 19, 2012 07:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            You're so precious. I still love the soda l'il mama

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. suzigirl Jul 20, 2012 03:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          GORP jazzed up w/ soy nuts, m&Ms, chocolate chips, yogurt chips and pretzel balls. Really good. Six oz bag for a dollar at Walmart. Yummy

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jambie Jul 20, 2012 04:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Well, a few minutes ago, I was working my way through a box of Trader Joes licorice bits and bit down on something hard. It was not licorice. Now I get to make a trip to my dentist on Monday to see if he can save what fragment remains of my tooth. I think I'm done snacking now. I was really enjoying that candy. I guess the tooth was ready to give up the ghost.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              mamachef Jul 20, 2012 05:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Oh nooooooo Jambie!! I'm so sorry that happened! Go easy on the chewing this weekend, okay?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                calmossimo Jul 20, 2012 06:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                yikes! sorry to hear that!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  suzigirl Jul 20, 2012 06:27 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Oh boy. I am so sorry for you. I hope it's not to painful or expensive. Hope you can hang on til Monday. Best wishes

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jambie Jul 20, 2012 07:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    It doesn't hurt thank goodness and we made a grocery store run to get some soft stuff for snacks (grapes, jello, bananas, and so on.) I've been down this road before sad to say; it is a weight loss opportunity!. I may be off to the home cooking board for some soup recipes.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      suzigirl Jul 21, 2012 09:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Glad to hear its not painful. At least you won't be miserable all weekend.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  calmossimo Jul 20, 2012 06:27 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I worked from home today, so it's been snacks all day instead of any real meals. I most recently have pulled out some original Ruffles chips and was eating them plain. I also have been slicing paper thin slivers of fudge that I obtained at the coast last week. I got three different kinds -- dark chocolate, chocolate-vanilla, and peanut butter-chocolate. All good. I still have the second half of a strawberry chocolate coconut milk milkshake in the fridge.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. majordanby Jul 20, 2012 09:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2nd pound of cherries done.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. letsindulge Jul 20, 2012 09:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sitting with grandkids (ages 4, and 18 mos.) tonight so it was pizza, and Jamba Juice for dinner, and a shared Cinnabon for dessert. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Toomchtodu Jul 22, 2012 12:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I'm finishing the last of my homemade dill pickles from last years crop. Cold, crunchy, snappy, and spicy. What better on another blistering hot day.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          kubasd Jul 22, 2012 12:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oh yum!! Homemade pickles are a wondrous thing!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. kubasd Jul 22, 2012 12:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pecan Sandies and a glass of milk... being a bad girl :P

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. suzigirl Jul 22, 2012 08:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pinapple chunks and banana chunks frozen in on til slushy. Delicious as can be on a humid evening

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ErnieD Jul 22, 2012 09:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Homemade pickles, leftover Mediterranean salsa from our cod dinner tonight, and a small screwdriver with a massive amount of ice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I am a strange, strange person sometimes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. soypower Jul 31, 2012 12:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Damn whoever first posted about salami crisps! Too flippin' delicious for words and much too easy to eat way too many!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. sunangelmb Jul 31, 2012 02:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Snarling down some delicious snyders mini pretzels. Just had a huge lunch a few hours ago, so I don't know why I'm snacking. I'll just tell myself I'm carb loading for a big run tonight :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. mamachef Jul 31, 2012 02:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Currently destroying half a can of mixed salted nuts sans peanuts, with ginger beer.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Terrie H. Jul 31, 2012 03:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tzatsiki and pita leftover from a kebab cookout on Sunday. Not as bad as my usual snackfood, at least.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        kbjesq Jul 31, 2012 04:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thankfully, shrimp chips are sold in small bags. It's the only method of portion control that works for me. These chips are strangely addictive!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          letsindulge Aug 4, 2012 01:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1:54 AM having a glass of iced tea, and shrimp chips

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            vttp926 Aug 4, 2012 09:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            One of my favorites but I love the hot garlic flavor. I wish those came in the small bags.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. alliegator Aug 1, 2012 07:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ritz crackers with baby swiss, iced tea.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            jujuthomas Aug 1, 2012 08:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            some lovely slices of tomato with a touch of salt.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              magiesmom Aug 4, 2012 07:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              peaches from the farm stand.mmm!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. iL Divo Aug 12, 2012 07:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                wish I had a camera handy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                right now sitting at the computer at the hotel with my plate full of fresh strawberries, cantelope, pineapple and banana's. so good, so refreshing, so needed.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. suzigirl Aug 16, 2012 03:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This is so not on my list of 'haves but I had a keeblers cinnabon cinnamon roll cookie. Damn those are good. Soft and chewy. And a small drizzle of icing. You all must try them. I loved them and i don't have a sweet tooth.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. mamachef Sep 12, 2012 10:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A fantastic grilled Gruyere/Comte/Tomato sandwich. Didn't eat breakfast, so maybe this doesn't qualify as "snacking," per se, but oh well. That and a very sour pickle. Feeling much better after a kidney infection, of all things....and glad to be hungry. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      suzigirl Sep 12, 2012 02:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I knew something was wrong. I haven't seen you for weeks. I sure hope your feeling better. I have some Taki's chili lime right now.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mamachef Sep 12, 2012 10:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thank you, suzigirl. Always glad to get back here and talk about our obsessions. :) I am currently tearing through about half a basket of cherry tomatoes dipped in lemon juice and then a salt/pepper mix. Yum. Oh, and a cherry coke, so it's a weird combo but it's working for me right now. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        pinehurst Sep 12, 2012 04:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mamachef, I'm sorry you were under the weather. Hope you're back to fightin' form in no time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. suzigirl Sep 12, 2012 03:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Okay, I am snacking again. Homemade beef jerky. Made by my super sweet boyfriend easy on the salt for my taste. He's the best

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. pinehurst Sep 12, 2012 04:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I had to run an errand to the drugstore and my body is screaming EAATTTT though I can't stop for supper. I got a snack size bag of roasted almonds and a Diet Coke. I should have gotten a nice bottle of water but the devil made me do it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            mamachef Sep 12, 2012 10:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Well, thank you all so much for the kind good wishes; much appreciated. @pinehurst, next thing you know you'll be playin' cards and drinkin' and dancin. Better repent now.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I love those freaking almonds SO much. There's an awesome farmer's market here and a family who sells their (almost) local almonds that they roast up and coat with different flavorings, but my FAVES are the skinned whole almonds that have been roasted in butter, with coarse salt. Whoa.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. suzigirl Sep 13, 2012 02:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Trader Joe's pretzel thins w cream cheese. Yummy.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              mamachef Sep 15, 2012 08:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mmmmm, anything salty and crunchy with cream cheese....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              dianne0712 Sep 13, 2012 03:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Had a colonoscopy today and am supposed to be eating lightly, but do I care? NO! I'm about to go grab myself some jalepeno popper dip and special K crackers. I'm STARVING!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mamachef Sep 15, 2012 08:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                You go girl. My kinda Chowhound. Who makes that dip? It sounds GREAT!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  dianne0712 Sep 20, 2012 12:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I've always known we were kindred spirits.I make it myself mamachef. One package cream cheese plus 1 or 2 jalepenos, seeds and all because I like it hot, some parm, black pepper, grated old cheddar. Put it jn an ovenproof dish and cover with panko crumbs. Bake until crumbs are brown. I'm addicted.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  foiegras Oct 14, 2012 07:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hey, no one ever said anything to me about eating lightly afterwards ...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I'm about to have a snack as I had only one taco and some mango slaw at dinner as I wasn't hungry then.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Probably a hot dog with those brown sugar beans, yellow mustard, and chopped onion that I have posted about before ... but the exact snack is yet to be determined.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3. suzigirl Sep 15, 2012 02:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Half a pickle from vlasic. The new farmers choice kind. And some havarti dill. Yes I am eating dill on dill but i am OK with that. I shouldn't eat pickles but it was calling me and i have been well.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mamachef Sep 15, 2012 09:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I see nothing wrong with eating dill on dill, being as i love dill, but don't hurt yourself, gurrrl. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      suzigirl Sep 16, 2012 07:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I'm being a good gurrrl. And the pickle hit the spot. If you see them, try them. They are limited and really tasty. Mmmm mmmmm. Has carrots and bell peppers and garlic in there.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mamachef Sep 17, 2012 12:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I'll have to look for them. I love me a good pickle. I've been making batches of quick bread-and-butter pickles, and as the pickle level goes down I'll throw in anything: green beans, asparagus, whatever. It all tastes great.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          dianne0712 Sep 20, 2012 12:57 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I spend my life looking for Mrs. White's in Ontario.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CarrieSeas Sep 15, 2012 05:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Buffalo chicken wings w/blue cheese/ranch mix.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      calmossimo Sep 16, 2012 12:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hawaiian luau BBQ chips and waiting for a batch of slow roasted oven tomatoes. I bought a basket of the pretty little orange ones at the market and needed to use them all up quickly.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Jetgirly Sep 16, 2012 01:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I am making zucchini fritters and have eaten two so far. I have to stop! I followed this recipe: http://natashaskitchen.com/2012/09/08... which I found while looking for kvass recipes. That's for next weekend!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mamachef Sep 17, 2012 12:06 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jetgirly, I totally need to make those. I'm always looking for a way to improve the venerable zucchini fritter and have had many conversations here about how to do that. Gawd I love those things; crunchy outside, creamy in the middle.....mmmmm. And you're making kvass? Isn't that a fermented cranberry drink, Russian in origin? Interesting. Please report on how that works out.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jetgirly Sep 17, 2012 05:33 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I'll be making it with rye bread and grapes, rather than cranberry, but yes, it's a fermented drink!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          BuildingMyBento Sep 16, 2012 02:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yangban seasoned laver. Not too satisfying for me, but quite enjoyable.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            mamachef Oct 12, 2012 03:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I've never heard of that. What is it?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tripeler Oct 24, 2012 12:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I believe it is Korean-seasoned nori seaweed, think and crispy after roasting. I have it at home all the time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. mamachef Sep 17, 2012 12:10 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I am sipping vegetable soup from a mug, and watching The Great Food Truck Race. The soup is very good, but I think I'm making a mistake re: sleep as far as drinking this Pepsi as well. :) I desperately want something sweet, but there's really nothing in the house, I don't want to make cinnamon toast, and I don't have any cocoa to make that microwave mug molten cake. boo. I must speak to the woman who does my grocery shopping; she's slipping.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              suzigirl Sep 17, 2012 07:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              She must be the same girl who shops for me. Couldn't put my hands on a cookie or a popcicle all weekend. Where are those lovely sweeties? Can I have the recipe for the mug cake? That sounds yummy. I have to go to the Amish bulk bin store and get some Dutch cocoa.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mamachef Sep 17, 2012 01:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hey, suzigirl. You want the recipe? Gurrllll, that's what we do here! And as long as you have cocoa, flour and sugar, a treat is not far away.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Nukerator Chocolate Brownie Mug

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 serving. Make these one at a time. You'll need a 12-oz. mug per person.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2 T. veg. oil
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2 T. water
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1/4 t. best vanilla extract
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                dash salt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2 T. UNSWEETENED cocoa powder
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4 T. sugar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4 T. flour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Whisk well. Put into mug.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Add cocoa. Blend well. Add flour; blend well.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Let them sit when they're done; the texture will tell lighten ui lmpw'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Nuke in cup. Enjoy, esp. the middle part.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  suzigirl Sep 18, 2012 02:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thanks for that. How long in the micro? Sounds really simple and good

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mamachef Sep 18, 2012 09:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dammit! I can't believe I didn't write that. Give it 75 seconds, stop the micro and take a look at it; the top should be dry but a little shiny and the middle should jiggle just a bit. If that's not the case and it's too liquid, keep going 20 seconds at a time until finished. Bon freaki' apetit: these things are pure EVIL. Cackle.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      suzigirl Sep 20, 2012 01:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      These things aren't evil. They are CRACK. Oh lord I need to get the cocoa powder out of the house now. Has anyone told you you're a pusher? :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mamachef Sep 21, 2012 02:49 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        <Louder cackle> And the first taste was......FREE!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mamachef Oct 12, 2012 03:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oh, for Pete's sake. You know you love me for this, pusher or not. I mean, talk about the perfect snack, available now in a nuker near you! (You didn't use Dutch-process, did you?) I still say, when in doubt; Hershey's cocoa powder.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          dianne0712 Sep 21, 2012 04:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tried it last night and e-mailed the girly immediately. It's perfect for those late night study sessions.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        dianne0712 Sep 20, 2012 01:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I'm going to try it then send the recipe to my first year university-going daughter.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          realtorpatti Oct 14, 2012 08:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          this is amazing!!! just made it for my son but had to take the first bite! New to the site - thank you!!! I can have a 'bit' of cake without making an entire cake!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mamachef Oct 12, 2012 03:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Aw, dammit, suzi. I just replied to another post: the Dutch cocoa worked welll? I hardly ever use it, but now I might need to try. You can get cocoa powder in bulk form? I WISH. Lucky you.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            sweethooch Nov 4, 2012 08:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            mamachef, Berkeley Bowl has cocoa powder in the bulk bins -- it is dutch -- website says "old dutch" which seem to be guittard (if my google-fu is working properly).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              mamachef Nov 6, 2012 03:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              How did I never see that? I'm at the bowl at LEAST twice a week! Thank you so much for letting me know, sweethooch!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              suzigirl Nov 8, 2012 05:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I live in Sarasota Florida and have a large Amish community so i am lucky to have acsess to ALOT of the perks. Fresh farmers markets, bulk stores, a small super cheap deli in one of the bulk bin stores and best of all... great restaurants. One just opened recently that has a pizza counter in Pinecraft Park. Lots of jams, pickles, fresh food and produce. A Foodie wet dream.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mamachef Nov 8, 2012 05:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ya bum, ya.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  suzigirl Nov 8, 2012 06:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Don't be a hater. I see all the good stuff you and huihay get to eat where you are. I get pies from Yoder's featured on Man V Food. Not quite the same. I am fed well though. And they all have the "seconds" bin where you get the markdown produce to make things like strawberry jam and pear butter half price. I won't tell my sweetie that my banana maple syrup is made from markdown if you won't. The bananas are better speckled.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mamachef Nov 8, 2012 06:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    girl, your marked down bin bonanza is safe w/ me. You're right; I do have access to amazing markets here, so I really can't complain - but I do LOVE what's available where you are and I love the whole (non-commercial) Amish zeitgeist, as far as the food's concerned. I still think you're lucky though. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      suzigirl Nov 9, 2012 11:09 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      We're both lucky in our own ways. :-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. suzigirl Sep 17, 2012 03:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Special K cracker chips and pimento cheese spread. Yummy. And sorta low fat. (Lemme have this one, I know its only southern girl healthy.)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            mamachef Oct 12, 2012 03:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            "menna cheese is totally diet food. No matter what anyone says: it's cheese and vegetables! What about that is bad? You could have garlic triscuits w/ that........OMG.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. tracylee Sep 17, 2012 03:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Just finished eating a home made buttermilk pancake leftover from yesterday's breakfast.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. YAYME Sep 18, 2012 06:49 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Homemade pickled cucumbers.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mamachef Oct 12, 2012 03:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                would you care to share a recipe, YAYME? I have a huge load of cukes from my CSA, but I was just planning to brine them in bread/butter pickle style. I'd love to know what you do with yours, please?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. mamachef Sep 18, 2012 01:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Three See's Bordeaux milk chocolates, and two apricot bonbons. Mmmmmmmm. And water.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. tracylee Sep 18, 2012 08:43 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ohhh! I just had a See's walnut chew, a Mexican sweet croissant, and am heading for a See's rocky road.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mamachef Oct 12, 2012 03:40 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    You just go ON with your badass snacky self, tracylee! I have a half-box of nuts and chews.....and I am trying to stay awaaaaaaaaaay!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. al b. darned Sep 18, 2012 10:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tonight it's Antonio's Pumpkin Seeds from New Bedford, MA via http://www.famousfoods.com/index.html

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Almost time for another order.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      mamachef Oct 12, 2012 03:37 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      al b., do you ever roast and salt your own? So delicious. but thank you for the link. I really really really love punkin seeds. Did I mention I really like them?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. mamachef Sep 19, 2012 01:34 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fruit punch and half a tuna sandwich.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. suzigirl Sep 19, 2012 02:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Watermelon chunks and pineapple.watermelon wasn't what as sweet as i wanted so I salted it. Gonna make agua fresca from the rest so i can add some sweetener. Probably agave syrup. Had pretzel rods in nutella earlier. Salty sweet thing makes me happy.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mamachef Sep 19, 2012 04:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I'm sitting here munching the salty sweetness of homemade peanut butter cookies and I am exceedingly happy about it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CarrieSeas Sep 19, 2012 05:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Oh, those sound good!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I'm enjoying some hard salami, white American cheese, Wickles and chardonnay.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              suzigirl Sep 20, 2012 10:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I'll have what you're having. Except I want pino grigio

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mamachef Oct 12, 2012 03:33 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                They are the very best cookies I've ever made. I will never ever change recipes. These are crispy on the edge, and then are soft/crunchy, not those munchy sandy little things. Would you like the recipe?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  JenJeninCT Nov 4, 2012 03:49 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  YES, PLEASE

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mamachef Nov 4, 2012 04:57 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Here you go, my dear. This is a "promise" recipe, as in: I promise that they'll work just the way they're supposed to. Occupy Peanut Butter Cookies!!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Oven, 350 pre-heat. These need to chill for an hour before baking, so be forewarned about that.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1/2 c. butter/margarine (I'm a butter baker, but IMO marg. works better for these)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1/2 c. peanut butter (not natural; must be the hydrogenated type; sorry. :)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1/2 c. white sugar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3/4 c. brown sugar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 egg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 t. good vanilla
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 1/4 c. ap flour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1/2 t. salt (1 t. if your pb is, for some reason, no-salt-added. An abomination, IMO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1/2 t. baking soda
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1/2 t. baking powder
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I just use my processor for these. A few pulses blends, but go slow, or go traddo.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cream together butter and peanut butter; add sugars. When creamed together, add egg, and vanilla; blend 'til just mixed. Mix dry ingredients in large bowl and add to creamed ingredients; blend 'til just mixed. Refrigerate dough for an hour; when ready it should be fairly stiff. Roll into 1" balls, and roll balls in granulated sugar; press as usual w/ fork tines, but not too flat as these will spread some anyway. Place on sheets, 2" apart; bake 10 minutes at above temp. Try not to overbake; not that you'll wreck them because they ARE a promise recipe, but a little under's better than a little over for these particular flat spheres of salty, nutty goodness.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Let me know what you think, when you make them!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      JenJeninCT Nov 4, 2012 05:06 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      thanks! DH LOVES PB cookies, so this will be a nice treat for him, as I don't make them that often

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mamachef Oct 12, 2012 03:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wickles? I must live under a rock. What is a Wickle? I think I want them.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  suzigirl Sep 20, 2012 12:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mmm. Homemade cookies. Color me jealous

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mamachef Oct 12, 2012 03:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    It's cool, lovey: even though I can see your little green jealous face. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mamachef Oct 12, 2012 03:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I can't tell you how good that sounds. I have a watermelon in the fridge, and now I know exactly what to do with it tomorrow. Hell yeah! I haven't got pineapple (though, the store is always open) so it will be plain watermelon agua fresca, but dang, thank you! Great idea!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mamachef Oct 12, 2012 07:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    You and me both. I did make it out of the melon and a few strawberries. So refreshing. But I didn't realize I was out of sugar (shopping girl be slipping again...), and it did need an extra shot of sweet...I ended up having to use a blorp of corn syrup (light, of course), which I totally hate to use (except in pecan pie or pecan teacakes...) but it all worked out fine...just had a nice sugar buzz and then a crash later.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    blueberrypie Sep 20, 2012 11:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    club crackers dipped in trader joe's eggplant garlic spread

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      sundayegirl Sep 20, 2012 01:10 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      my typical snack consists of either gordettos or trail mix (cranberries, coconut, praline pecans, chocolate espresso beans, and salted cashews)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. jnk Sep 20, 2012 01:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        It's 4:56 pmet and I just had 6 "Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps" with a little schmear of peanut butter.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        That should get me through until dinner.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mamachef Oct 12, 2012 03:34 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Where did you find those? I love me some pretzels, and those sound just divine. Want want want.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            jnk Nov 19, 2012 01:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            sorry for the ridiculously late reply, but they're available at Costco in N.J. and ShopRite in N.J.. Hope this helps.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. tracylee Sep 20, 2012 03:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          World Market Wasabi Blast rice cracker mix. Mmmmmmm, wasabi!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Bill Hunt Sep 20, 2012 08:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            No, but after my dinner, I AM sipping a great Lambert Bridge '09 Crane Creek Cuvee, but that might not count?


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              mamachef Oct 12, 2012 03:34 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              We're so easy, Bill. everything counts! Did you have the LB laid down, or did you just stumble upon it?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Brandon Nelson Sep 20, 2012 11:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Concord grapes

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                HillJ Sep 21, 2012 05:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Frozen on the vine concord grapes!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. chartreauxx Sep 20, 2012 11:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                my favorite late-night munchie: the "accidentally vegan" rice bowl. fresh steamed rice (always have a pot on "warm"), topped with: cashews or peanuts (peanuts tonight), raisins, and carrots, warmed in the microwave. sprinkle of cilantro, squirt of sriracha sauce. yummy!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  RichardinJP Sep 21, 2012 03:53 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7:00 AM and i'm sucking on some leftover ox tails, leaving not a thread of meat or cartilage.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    staughton Sep 21, 2012 04:33 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sounds fabulous. And makes me miss my Trinidadian friends in NYC.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    HillJ Sep 21, 2012 05:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sweet Potato Corn Tortilla Chips by Sweet Nature is my new crunchy favorite. Not a potato chip, not a thick tortilla chip...a thin, naturally sweet, sweet potato with a triangle shape.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Strange thing is I can't find a link online..

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. viperlush Sep 21, 2012 01:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sitting in front of tv watch The Mob Doctor while picking at a chicken carcass that I just made stock out of.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        HillJ Sep 21, 2012 01:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Extra points for creativity, viperl. Those two visuals go so well together :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          viperlush Sep 21, 2012 01:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Too bad the stock was still simmering while I was watching Bones. My siamese wasn't too impressed with my snack. He left the room without even giving it a sniff.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mamachef Oct 12, 2012 03:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I can see you right now. As suzigirl said, what a visual! You viper, you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. kubasd Sep 22, 2012 01:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I warmed a flour tortilla with a smear of extra crunchy pb. I topped that with some sea salt, a chili-cocoa blend I have, and a banana half. Rolled it up burrito-style, and wow, better than I thought it'd be!! lol

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            mamachef Oct 12, 2012 03:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            LOL. My husband was given some ambien, and he had a pretty ugly reaction to it. I found him in the kitchen making exactly what you described, minus banana, plus pickled jalapenos and cheese. And.....he ate it. And didn't remember a damn thing about it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. tracylee Sep 22, 2012 07:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Does a slice of cold pizza from Little Ceasar's from a pizza I bought early this afternoon count? I had all sorts of plans for cooking something, but my body told me I was hungry NOW. Taco Bell is in the same parking lot, but had a huge line. I had to wait a bit for my pizza since it's game day and they'd run out of the Hot & Ready, but I got a fresh, hot one when it came out. Pondering my next snack, LOL.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              mamachef Oct 12, 2012 03:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Of course it counts! You must live nearby, speaking of game day!! I love leftover pizza, but my dirty filthy secret is: I like it topped w/ applesauce, pepperoni pizza please! Isn't that icky?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                tracylee Oct 12, 2012 05:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Seriously icky sounding! But who knows, I've never tried that - heck never remotely came close to imagining that!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mamachef Oct 12, 2012 07:33 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Well, there's actually a little bit of history that helps it make more sense. In 6th grade, my BFF's fambly had pizza night once a week, and the accompaniment (sp?) was always applesauce, so I got used to the flavors together. I guess it's the sweet/salty combo, which is still my all time favorite flavor. Yum!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              calmossimo Sep 23, 2012 02:20 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              i just inhaled a whole sleeve of wasabi and soy sauce almonds... i only discovered these last week and they have already proven dangerous. fortunately i'm only buying them in 1.5 oz portions at a time. i really should have just gone to get a full meal but laziness prevailed.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              if i ever get myself up to make some white rice, i have a tub of vietnamese-style homemade shredded dry pork floss to eat with it (gifted by my parents' neighbors).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                calmossimo Sep 23, 2012 04:28 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                i did end up eating the rice and pork floss. along with half a bag of funyuns. i can't stop myself!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mamachef Oct 12, 2012 03:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  That is so totally stonerfood, calmossimo!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mamachef Oct 12, 2012 03:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Those sound dangerously addictive, cal. When I go to St. Helena, there's a roadside stand that sells whole blanched butter-toasted almonds. They're what I put out for company......and hoard for myself. yum!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    calmossimo Oct 28, 2012 12:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    yum, butter toasted almonds sound good. i'd probably eat them all before company showed up!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      mamachef Nov 3, 2012 03:28 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      They are little gems of very, very wicked deliciousness. And because of the blanching they absorb the butter and get all crispy and toasty and amazing. And I have done what you just said. I felt pretty sick after, but OMG, they were SO good.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3. suzigirl Sep 23, 2012 02:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cottage cheese with olives and black pepper and a pudding cup. Scoop of peanut butter earlier. Thought about dipping cheetos in the peanut butter but I'll wait to try that weirdness til no one is around to see my madness. Cannot explain why that combo sounded good to me but i am going to see if it still sounds appealing tomorrow.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mamachef Oct 12, 2012 03:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    suzigirl, you always have the best snacks! How many times now have you made mug'o molten choccy cake?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      mamachef Oct 12, 2012 07:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This totally makes me laugh, suzigirl - *no one is around to see my madness.* And I know exactly what you mean. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Jetgirly Sep 23, 2012 03:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Homemade banana bread (with pieces of Reece's Peanut Butter Cups in the batter...).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        suzigirl Sep 23, 2012 03:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I have bananas in the freezer and cups in the pantry. That sounds awsome

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mamachef Oct 12, 2012 03:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oh my.......that sounds like a wonderful plate of yummy! Do you care to share your recipe for the banana bread? I'll show you mine if you show me yours!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. suzigirl Sep 25, 2012 11:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          An egg roll and some pan fried dumplings. Oh so good. The place dips the eggroll in a cornstarch slurry before frying so the stay uber crunchy. Great duck and dumpling sauces to dip.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            mamachef Oct 12, 2012 03:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I WANT THAT RIGHT NOW! CRUNCHY MUNCHY GOODNESS!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. cayjohan Sep 25, 2012 02:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Aldi's Deutsche K├╝che label Peanut Puffs. Think Cheetos, but instead of cheesy, they're peanutty. I can resist a whole helluva a lot of snack foods, but these are not on that list. So. Very. Good. I vacillate between frustration and relief that they only seem to pop up in our local Aldi store around the Oktoberfest promotion (since nothing says Oktoberfest like Peanut Puffs, I guess?), else I'd be doomed.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              mamachef Oct 12, 2012 07:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hey, they were the first thing I thought of when I started devising my Oktoberfest menu!! (They sound SO dangerous, girl. And it's lovely to see you, how are the kids and life and stuff? Made any spinach pancakes lately? Zucchini fritters?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                cayjohan Oct 13, 2012 01:21 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Y'know, I may be a food culture doofus for not equating Peanut Puffs with Oktoberfest, but there it is...weird isn't it? :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                These puffs are devilishly good. When I first tasted them, I thought for sure they must be concocted of unpronounceable multi-syllabic *la-BOR-a-tory* ingredients, but nope: corn grits, peanuts, sunflower oil and salt. So of course, one can feel good-ish (better-ish?) about one's snack lust then, right? As a humanitarian gesture to ward off the swirling, sucking eddy of gluttony, I should probably warn you away from them, but in reality it would be a more-for-me gesture. Apologies. In our market area (Twin Cities, MN) they only seem to show up in Sept./Oct., so I get in greedy/hoardy mode. Full disclosure: there are six bags -oh, shame- tucked away in the pantry. I'm trying to forget they are there.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Always lovely to see you too! And girl, you either have some kind of memory or are related to me to reference spinach pancakes! These days, though, we're finishing up the garden chard, so it's chard pancakes being slung. Mm, mm, mm. Just recently made chard pancakes topped with the stems braised separately in apple cider (I'm on a cider-braising kick lately) and a blob of goat cheese alongside. It was glorious. Shared it with those food-loving' kids of mine. Life is good. Hope yours is too.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Now go get some Peanut Puffs!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mamachef Oct 13, 2012 02:53 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hee hee! I've never seen them here - but I bet you can't guess where my entire extended family lives........mmmmhmmmm, that's right: St. Paul/Highland Park/Mendota. So there's a strong chance I could bribe a cousin or an aunt to go do a bit of shoppingg for me. I really want these - especially now that they're not being made by a wicked scientist in his evil laboratory - but are (almost) actual food items!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Of course I remember the pancakes. we spent a decent part of last year exchanging mail and trying to figure out the best recipe, and we finally came up with the best one. My memory of last year is vivid. Your chard cakes sound divine, lady; love the cider braise. And in fact, since you're on a kick - consider braising chicken and sweet potatoes in it. 'til it's reduced and a bit syrupy - serve with chard or a large green salad. You can finish this with a tot of butter if you wish - you can also mix a bit of Dijon or honey mustard into the cider and continue w/ the braise.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Life IS good. Love the young foodies of your'n!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    cayjohan Oct 14, 2012 01:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tell your rellies to send you a CASE, and then grant yourself absolution for eating them all! Mr. Cay has become obsessed with these things as well, and has all sorts of ideas on how to use them (so, um, we're not just snacking, but "eating seriously"), some not-so-wise, and some that sound intriguing, like, could we make some sort of crusted sate with them? (Oh, hmm...possibility!) Could we make rice krispie treat with them? (Yes, yes we could!) The Puffs have yet to make it that far though, and are generally eaten on their own, or with some sharp cheese, cubed (<--nice combination, that...like a toney version of gas station cheese crackers/peanut butter). We're tossing some sliced Honeycrisps on the Puffs and cheese platter now, too. Very tasty. Makes us feel virtuous on movie night.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gee, now I just may have to figure out the perfect pancake to use Peanut Puffs!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      cayjohan Apr 1, 2013 05:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yoo-hoo? mamachef? Just got my Aldi flier in the mail today and whattaya know? Peanut Puffs are back!!! In springtime? Really? It's like Apriltoberfest-er-sumthin'! Ask your St. Paul peeps for a care package!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  janmcbaker Oct 21, 2013 10:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I was at Aldi's for the first time yesterday and saw them. Of course I had to get a bag to try. It was a bit disconcerting at first as I usually expect a cheese flavor with crunchy puffs. I quickly got used to them though and I thought ' these could get addictive!' I had to stop myself from eating mass quantities. Since they're apparently not around through the year, I need to go back and get another bag or two!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  It's 3:20 or so, and it appears that sleep is not in the picture, so I am snacking! Right now, I have a leftover carnitas taco with pickled veg, and a fruit punch. So gross, but so good!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    HillJ Oct 12, 2012 07:33 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    My daughter and I just made a big batch of fall-inspired apple cider caramels. It's a Smitten Kitchen version reprinted in the current issue of Imbibe.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Super simple and satisfying.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      mamachef Oct 12, 2012 07:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I so love cooking with the seasons, don't you? And Fall: my absolute favorite time of year. Those caramels sound divine! now I'm thinking of something like a caramel apple pie - maybe I can figure or find a recipe. The apple pie I made is super-good, but the addition of caramel sounds like just the ticket. Thanks for the inspiration!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        HillJ Oct 13, 2012 05:11 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        If you find or figure out a caramel apple pie pls post it here!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mamachef Oct 13, 2012 08:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Of course I will! I'm thinking of something like a very thin, rich caramel base at the bottom; topped with the apple pie ingredients. And because I'm like that, I think some chopped toasted pecans in with the apples. But surely when I figure it out I'll be happy to share the recipe!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            HillJ Oct 13, 2012 08:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Great! I usually have the cast of characters on hand...I'll just need a fresh batch of the apple cider caramels.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              mamachef Oct 13, 2012 09:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I am SO making those. I do candies and nuts for holiday gifts, and those look absolutely perfect. Are they totally delicious?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                HillJ Oct 13, 2012 09:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Let's me put it in perspective. At this stage of my life I covet with my teeth health in mind. THESE caramels are worthy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. EWSflash Oct 12, 2012 07:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      From a recent Costco trip, Jarlsberg on Mary's Gone Crackers crackers. Yum.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. mamachef Oct 12, 2012 07:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        nice warm apple pie and a glass of ice cold whole milk. Oh me oh my; such comfort.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          realtorpatti Oct 14, 2012 09:01 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I make my own chex mix (gluten free usually) extra garlic, extra spices & just the stuff we love in it!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. kbjesq Oct 16, 2012 12:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            cream cheese and Kalamata olives on wheat toast, honey crisp apple, leftover roasted veg ratatouille with extra garlic, 2 meatless meatballs, honey crisp apple, grapes and chocolate soy milk. (small burp) This is my favorite thread on Chow, and I guess it is easy to see why.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              mamachef Nov 3, 2012 03:33 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              You put some serious style in that snacking thing, kbjesq!! Thanks for joining us snackers. Here at the Hound, we are legion!! :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              mountainmomma15 Oct 23, 2012 08:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I'm currently about 6 clementines deep into a 2lb bag I bought at TJs earlier today. I can't stop eating them, I blame the fact they're tiny.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                calmossimo Oct 28, 2012 12:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                i didn't have a proper dinner, which always leads to late night snacking. i just made myself a bowl of buttered pasta -- cooked in chicken broth with some smashed garlic cloves, "sauced" with lots of butter and a little scoop of the pasta water, parm and black pepper. warm, buttery, carb-y goodness. i've been feeling under the weather and this was great comfort food tonight alongside a cup of decaffeinated black tea.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mamachef Nov 3, 2012 03:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  That is one of the best snacky comfort food meals I can think of. I think I'd sleep like a lamb on that, tea or no.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. suzigirl Nov 3, 2012 03:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nacho dip and tostitos scoops and tropical punch kool aid. So good and i am after a curty wurty pop next

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mamachef Nov 3, 2012 03:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    That's my girl!! I can't do the Kool-Aid, but I can certainly do carbonated tropical punch because of my completely ridiculous sweet tooth, and with crunchy, salty nachos? Winner winner!! And I keep meaning to ask you, WTF is a curty wurty pop?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      suzigirl Nov 3, 2012 03:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Its only the best popcicle ever. Think orange creamcicle only sub peach for the orange. They also have a banana one with a fudge center. That one rocks too.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mamachef Nov 3, 2012 04:01 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Are you serious? I don't think I've ever heard of anything that sounds so RIGHT!! A peach creamsicle? A fudge banana one?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Of course I don't think I can get them here, which may not be such a bad thing. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          suzigirl Nov 3, 2012 04:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          They are seriously good. I can only get five flavors here but they make like a dozen. Strawberry fudge,pineapple lime, lemon rasberry, cherry lemonade,blueberry cream, rootbeer cream,apple cream caramel vanilla coffee,tangerine cream and more. They are truely outstanding.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. JenJeninCT Nov 3, 2012 07:27 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wheat thins- straight outta the box- have loved them plain or dressed my entire life

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      mamachef Nov 3, 2012 07:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      But now, you must divulge what you dress them with when you do dress them! Please? We're a cracker-munchin', crumb-blowin' bunch here, you know tha,t JenjeninCT!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        JenJeninCT Nov 4, 2012 03:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        haha mamchef! Cheese- cheddar to Boursin, most any kind will do- sometimes add a thin slice of tart apple or a tiny dab of pepper jelly with cheddar. Tuna salad, of course- many a satisfying meal has been made from tuna and wheat thins. For me, really most any kind of savory topping will do. Other than the apple and jelly mentioned above, I don't pair them with anything sweet. I have NOT made mini PB & J, PB & H, or PB & B with them, and have no intention of trying! ;-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. CupcakeCoquette Nov 3, 2012 07:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      roasted pumpkin hummus with warm pita bread.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mamachef Nov 3, 2012 08:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I am a hummus freak, Cupcake, and that sounds like a unique version of one of my favorite foods. Is this something you made, or something purchaseable?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CupcakeCoquette Nov 3, 2012 09:24 PM


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I made it myself. This is the recipe I used as my guide (underneath the pesto recipe): http://paintinglilies.com/recipes/pum...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I did make a few mods though. I roasted a sugar pumpkin, and scooped out the flesh. I also roasted the garlic. I used almond butter instead of tahini, and finally instead of chili oil I did dashes of smoked paprika, cinnamon, and cayenne. I don't have a food processor- but I do have an immersion blender. The hummus came out nice and smooth. It tasted amazing warm and I can't wait to try to left overs to see if the flavors meld even more after being refrigerated overnight.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            mamachef Nov 4, 2012 04:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I'd make extra, just to toss w/ hot pasta.......
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I would also spoon it up en plein. Forget the vehicles.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cogs are turning now.....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              CupcakeCoquette Nov 4, 2012 08:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Yep, i snacked on some of the leftovers- today sans vehicles. ;)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              kubasd Nov 4, 2012 05:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Oh now THIS is something I must try!! Sounds fantastic...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. mamachef Nov 3, 2012 08:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tonight's dinner was sort of a messed-up bar food debacle (albeit homemade versions), so I'm compounding the damage by eating Skippy and marmalade on toasted cranberry-orange yeast bread, and I'm not a BIT sorry. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            JenJeninCT Nov 4, 2012 03:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            nor should you be!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            calmossimo Nov 3, 2012 08:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            boiled taro dipped in a bit of flaky sea salt. i don't know what else is on the docket for later tonight.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. kbjesq Nov 3, 2012 08:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Two bags of "flamin' hot cheetos". But only in the name of science - is this "hyperpalatable food" addictive, as some scientists claim? (http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-5...), It would seem that my experiment supported the hypothesis . . . because yes, after I ate the first bag, I did end up eating a second bag about 15 minutes later! LOL Followed by a nice honeycrisp apple, which kind of complemented the hot fake cheesiness of the cheetos.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                calmossimo Nov 3, 2012 11:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                amazing science experiment.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mamachef Nov 4, 2012 04:21 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you for taking one for the team, kbjesq!! All in the name of science!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I'm sure there's something to the endorphins being produced; ah, the swelling flood-tide of well-being that washes over one after a good dose of Scoville-related heat.....
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (I love those things. Last year, there was a recipe going around for a broccoli casserole that used Cheetos (not Flamin' hot, but why not?) as the munchy crunchy delicious topping....)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. tracylee Nov 4, 2012 12:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TJs Sesame Honey Cashews. Sooo good, but so bad for me on all levels! Must. Stop. Now!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mamachef Nov 4, 2012 04:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    How'd that work out for you, tracylee? I'm assuming that, as a woman of discipline, you immediately shelved the bag? Of course you did. Exactly what I'd have done, once I realized I Just.Couldn't.Stop.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Not. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      tracylee Nov 4, 2012 01:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Well, I had just a couple more and put them away. Need to save some for the next binge, LOL.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. suzigirl Nov 4, 2012 01:57 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cottage cheese and green olives and more kool aid

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Leftover Halloween candy. Someone, please, MAKE IT STOP! I don't even like Kit-Kats. But I keep eating them!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        suzigirl Nov 4, 2012 07:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Oh sweetie, I am there for you( in a way). I am on the same page with the leftover candy but i am worse. I buy the crap I like so I eat twice as much

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I am literally shoving extra-butter MW popcorn (Yes, it's Oroville's) mixed with peanut m&m's down my throat, sided with Pepsi and.......crushed ice. Of course. If I really want to play out my movie theatre fantasy, I've got a few Kosher hot dogs to hand, and..........it could happen. It could.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          suzigirl Nov 8, 2012 05:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yummy. I like my MW popcorn w/parm and homemade dry ranch dressing mix that I make. And to quote a chow friend...Yehaw.( you know who you are Marci. ;-p). I had fried okra and ranch dip today. C'mon... it was fried. Kick ass

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            mamachef Nov 8, 2012 06:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I think I could eat it your way all day long, ma'am. And oh my yes indeed, I do love on the fried okra, little nubbies of delicious that they are. (Yeehaw!!)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wlof's chili and velveeta on tostitos scoops

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            mamachef Nov 9, 2012 11:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            So that Wolf's chili is good? When I use canned, I head for Stagg's Chili Laredo because I love the green chiles in it, but tell me what you like about the Wolf's, please?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              suzigirl Nov 9, 2012 01:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              It was the popular choice on a thread here so I gave it a whirl. It was okay. I don't really eat much canned chili. I'll try Staggs next time.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            So far today (and I have a feeling that I'm not done), white Stilton with dried cranberries and Carr's water biscuits (black pepper flavor), 2.5 slices homemade cranberry bread (with extra whole cranberries), and .5 slice of really bad grocery store pumpkin pie. I may need another piece of cranberry bread to get rid of the bad pumpkin pie taste

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Whole Foods chocolate chips cookies from the bakery. They are damned close to homemade quality- made with butter and no shortening, the way I make them, as I prefer the crisper texture all butter gives. Stonyfield Farm organic whole milk- ice cold, natc- I keep a glass in the freezer for just such an occasion..

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5 fried potstickers. I wanted crab rangoons but I knew it would be to much.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  White cheddar Cheez-Its and the olives from my martini.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    kbjesq Nov 20, 2012 02:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Stuff those olives with some blue cheese, and I'll be right over. That sounds perfect right now - I need a break from all of this pre-Thanksgiving food prep.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    plasticanimal Nov 12, 2012 06:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Just some ham right out of the fridge with mustard and horseradish.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1MunchieMonster Nov 12, 2012 10:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      It started with spoonfuls of apricot jam. Which led to the dried apricots, which turned out to need some of leftover Guittard dark chocolate ganache. I hit the sweet spot though when I paired the ganache with the jam. Like a really juicy fruit-filled chocolate truffle. Yum!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. suzigirl Nov 13, 2012 11:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Taco Bell Mexican pizza. I am not supposed to have it but oh my it was good. Hope I won't suffer

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Miri1 Nov 14, 2012 09:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Haven't been around for a while, helping out my sister who is undergoing chemo (and doing well, thank god!) and not always able to go online. But reading all these posts...mmmm! Watching the weight because i can't gomregularly to the gym right now, but snacking is my favorite pastime!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Had a regular dinner tonight, tofu stir fry, butnalong came a snack and sat down beside her...peanut m and ms ando a Shirley Temole (on a kick right now) madek of diet 7 Up a nd grenadine. Soon, though, my homemade peanut butterpp cookies topped with butterscotch chips that were my sister's suggestion, and I don't mind saying they are divine. Those will go down nicely with q cols glass of almond milk.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            mamachef Nov 14, 2012 11:33 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Miri1, I'm so glad your sister is holding up well and that she has you to help her. Best wishes for her continued recovery and good health. Glad to see you here! And those cookies sound delicious.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. jw615 Nov 17, 2012 11:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          It is currently 2:05 am here.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I just finished my snack. Which tonight, was a filet steak, cooked to medium rare (actually, admittedly, I was probably on the rare side of medium rare. But I like it that way.) with a compound butter.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I'm on steroids, and the steroids told me that I wanted a steak. So steak it was. And it was DELICIOUS.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            mamachef Nov 18, 2012 06:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I like steak most at 2:00 a.m.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            nikkib99 Nov 18, 2012 04:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Maria cookies - nothing more delicious than a plain, tasty biscuit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. chefathome Nov 18, 2012 04:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pre-dinner snack of roasted chickpeas with lime and sriracha and fleur de sel. They are crispy and addictive!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. JenJeninCT Nov 18, 2012 04:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Cabot Reserve Sharp Cheddar- oops, I cut a little too much for the bacon- cheddar meatloaf I'm making for dinner :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mamachef Nov 18, 2012 04:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I don't hate it when that happens, do you?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    JenJeninCT Nov 18, 2012 07:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    what's not to not hate? cheese puts everybody in a good mood(stolen from the end of a David Letterman show many, many moons ago- it is oft- quoted around here!)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Salted almonds and a beah.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Just kinda rediscovered braunschweiger. Spread on a cracker or better yet some rye bread with a little onion and mustard and maybe a drop of tabasco.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      jnk Nov 24, 2012 11:14 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Also spread on a toasted bagel (while still warm of course so that it can "melt" a little) or on matzoh.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. suzigirl Nov 19, 2012 02:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Everybody's Nuts pistachios and a half ham salad and three lemon starburst. It hit the spot :-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. mamachef Nov 19, 2012 02:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tots dipped in ketchup; Pepsi/ice.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          suzigirl Nov 23, 2012 11:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          One of my faves. So underrated. Must have ketchup too.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            mamachef Nov 23, 2012 11:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Or bbq sauce - that works too!