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ipsedixit Jun 18, 2012 07:48 PM

Intrepid. Simple. Familial.

You?

  1. greygarious Jun 18, 2012 08:08 PM

    Flexible. Informal. Inventive.

    1. Sarah Jun 18, 2012 08:11 PM

      untrained - clueless - lucky.

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        mariacarmen Jun 18, 2012 11:05 PM

        like!

      2. jmcarthur8 Jun 18, 2012 08:29 PM

        Comforting. Natural. Creative.

        1. DonShirer Jun 18, 2012 08:32 PM

          Experimental, occasional triumphs.

          1. chefathome Jun 18, 2012 08:44 PM

            Adventurous. Creative. Intuitive.

            1. k
              kazhound Jun 18, 2012 08:56 PM

              Impulsive, imprecise, resourceful.

              1. Hank Hanover Jun 18, 2012 09:02 PM

                always getting better

                1. e
                  escondido123 Jun 18, 2012 09:03 PM

                  Seasonal. Slow. Rustic.

                  1. The Professor Jun 18, 2012 09:08 PM

                    carefree, inventive, inquisitive

                    1. cookie monster Jun 18, 2012 09:12 PM

                      Healthful, seasonal, comforting

                      1. Caroline1 Jun 18, 2012 09:28 PM

                        Anything I want! '-)

                        1. Duppie Jun 18, 2012 09:32 PM

                          Seeking....always seeking.

                          1. ChristinaMason Jun 18, 2012 09:33 PM

                            eclectic - inquisitive - homey

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                              mcf Jun 19, 2012 10:27 AM

                              Sistah! +1. :-)

                            2. blue room Jun 18, 2012 09:43 PM

                              Slave to recipes.

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                                JaneEYB Jan 27, 2013 11:24 AM

                                br - I'm with you on that one.

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                                GulaSocordia Jun 18, 2012 10:11 PM

                                Why I'm fat.

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                                  perk Jun 18, 2012 10:56 PM

                                  VERY funny Gula!
                                  I was going to say "burn baby burn".....

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                                    mariacarmen Jun 18, 2012 11:04 PM

                                    the winner!

                                    1. re: GulaSocordia
                                      Caroline1 Jun 19, 2012 12:27 AM

                                      Good one, Gula! And remember the saying, "Never trust a skinny cook." I'd eat your cookin' any day! '-)

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                                        Isolda Jun 19, 2012 09:45 AM

                                        Hey! I'm a skinny cook and I resent that! I'd like to think most of my cooking is pretty good....

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                                          Caroline1 Jun 19, 2012 08:01 PM

                                          But maybe you have a fat soul? '-)

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                                            Isolda Jun 22, 2012 01:40 PM

                                            Oh, I definitely have a fat soul and I can pig out with the porkiest of them. Maybe not as often, but three helpings of sausage and polenta on occasion? Why not?

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                                              Caroline1 Jun 26, 2012 07:19 PM

                                              If you can do that and still not get fat, I want to sit next to you while I pray that it is contagious...!

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                                            mariacarmen Jun 20, 2012 12:31 PM

                                            i'm sure it is, Isolda, and for that, we hate you!! : )

                                        2. re: GulaSocordia
                                          The Professor Jun 19, 2012 02:16 PM

                                          That one made my day, Gula. :-)

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                                            GulaSocordia Jun 19, 2012 08:13 PM

                                            ROFL. Thanks, all. :D It was the first thing that popped in my head.

                                        3. mariacarmen Jun 18, 2012 11:03 PM

                                          haphazard, fun, aspiring.

                                          1. val ann c Jun 18, 2012 11:17 PM

                                            Local, simple, easy.

                                            1. RealMenJulienne Jun 19, 2012 01:05 AM

                                              baking is hard

                                              1. hill food Jun 19, 2012 01:21 AM

                                                HIT! or miss.

                                                wish we could do html here and I could have made 'miss' subscript and it'd have read extra chagrined

                                                1. Chemicalkinetics Jun 19, 2012 01:24 AM

                                                  What the hell?

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                                                    sueatmo Jun 19, 2012 06:30 AM

                                                    lol--good one.

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                                                      Chemicalkinetics Jun 19, 2012 03:17 PM

                                                      :)

                                                      You know. I could have said:

                                                      "This is Sparta!"

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                                                        sueatmo Jul 30, 2012 10:31 PM

                                                        I am in temporary quarters with minimal cooking gear. I am living in culinary Sparta.

                                                  2. TeRReT Jun 19, 2012 01:50 AM

                                                    What's on sale?

                                                    1. scubadoo97 Jun 19, 2012 02:29 AM

                                                      Off the cuff

                                                      1. linguafood Jun 19, 2012 04:07 AM

                                                        Fast, furious, free-style.

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                                                          Cachetes Jun 19, 2012 04:16 AM

                                                          Comforting, venturesome, occasionally burnt.

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                                                            biscottifan Jun 19, 2012 04:45 AM

                                                            Simple; for one

                                                            1. Pata_Negra Jun 19, 2012 05:01 AM

                                                              simple, resourceful, rustic.

                                                              1. RUK Jun 19, 2012 05:15 AM

                                                                Fresh, fast, creative.

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                                                                  HillJ Jun 19, 2012 05:24 AM

                                                                  unexpected, often spicy

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                                                                    thymeoz Jun 19, 2012 05:39 AM

                                                                    healthful, well seasoned

                                                                    1. kubasd Jun 19, 2012 06:14 AM

                                                                      what feels right.

                                                                      1. MGZ Jun 19, 2012 06:18 AM

                                                                        Respect good ingredients.

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                                                                          artychokeasana Jun 19, 2012 12:40 PM

                                                                          I really like this!

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                                                                          Harters Jun 19, 2012 06:42 AM

                                                                          Very. Limited. Competence.

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                                                                            LindaWhit Aug 3, 2012 12:02 PM

                                                                            Don't. Believe. It.

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                                                                            beevod Jun 19, 2012 07:51 AM

                                                                            Open. Heat. Serve.

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                                                                              Caroline1 Jun 19, 2012 08:06 PM

                                                                              LOL!

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                                                                              ferventfoodie Jun 19, 2012 08:19 AM

                                                                              Easy but elegant

                                                                              1. RandomCookingDisordr Jun 19, 2012 08:22 AM

                                                                                random.cooking.disorder.

                                                                                1. Aramek Jun 19, 2012 08:32 AM

                                                                                  Easy.
                                                                                  Breezy.
                                                                                  Beautiful.

                                                                                  (Covergirl.)

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                                                                                    thimes Jun 20, 2012 08:42 AM

                                                                                    haha - that was what came to my mind a few post ago while I was reading :D

                                                                                  2. meatn3 Jun 19, 2012 08:55 AM

                                                                                    satisfying - evolving - exploratory

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                                                                                      RetiredChef Dec 15, 2012 01:33 PM

                                                                                      Wow mine was going to be

                                                                                      Fresh, Evolving, Exploratory

                                                                                      Until I saw yours.

                                                                                    2. John E. Jun 19, 2012 09:39 AM

                                                                                      Usually Not Bad.

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                                                                                        Isolda Jun 19, 2012 09:47 AM

                                                                                        creative, clumsy, inconsistent

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                                                                                          Dax Jun 22, 2012 08:08 AM

                                                                                          ^^ Like

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                                                                                          jujuthomas Jun 19, 2012 09:53 AM

                                                                                          simple, heathful, comforting

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                                                                                            juliejulez Jun 19, 2012 10:52 AM

                                                                                            what she said

                                                                                          2. dave_c Jun 19, 2012 10:04 AM

                                                                                            Nostalgic, Diverse, Fearless

                                                                                            1. jmcarthur8 Jun 19, 2012 10:06 AM

                                                                                              Love. This. Thread.

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                                                                                                redips Jun 19, 2012 10:48 AM

                                                                                                Calculated. Simple. Happy.

                                                                                                1. Karl S Jun 19, 2012 10:51 AM

                                                                                                  Bread. Eggs. Fish.

                                                                                                  1. rabaja Jun 19, 2012 11:00 AM

                                                                                                    instinctual, seasonal, nurturing.

                                                                                                    1. rockandroller1 Jun 19, 2012 11:22 AM

                                                                                                      It'll Get Eat

                                                                                                      (my grandmother's expression)

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                                                                                                        ricepad Jun 19, 2012 12:16 PM

                                                                                                        Borderline kitchen chaos.

                                                                                                        1. sivyaleah Jun 19, 2012 12:27 PM

                                                                                                          From the heart

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                                                                                                            suzigirl Sep 8, 2012 03:57 PM

                                                                                                            Perfect three word description

                                                                                                          2. Peg Jun 19, 2012 12:35 PM

                                                                                                            entertaining, edible, eclectic

                                                                                                            1. artychokeasana Jun 19, 2012 12:41 PM

                                                                                                              Inspired by environment

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                                                                                                                KSlink Jun 19, 2012 02:36 PM

                                                                                                                Remember This Concoction!!! ;)

                                                                                                                1. Veggo Jun 19, 2012 03:24 PM

                                                                                                                  Nine One One

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                                                                                                                    kubasd Jun 19, 2012 03:39 PM

                                                                                                                    bahahaha

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                                                                                                                      Chemicalkinetics Jun 19, 2012 04:30 PM

                                                                                                                      In some countries, it is not Nine One One. :)

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                                                                                                                        Veggo Jun 19, 2012 06:30 PM

                                                                                                                        Not all of my disasters occur in North America, and I am mindful of the local codes...especially 066 because I assisted with the implementation of it in the Yucatan.

                                                                                                                    2. EWSflash Jun 19, 2012 06:15 PM

                                                                                                                      All Over Map

                                                                                                                      1. Shrinkrap Jun 19, 2012 08:12 PM

                                                                                                                        Better than bought.

                                                                                                                        By which I mean, if I can make it better than I can buy it, I do.

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                                                                                                                          tardigrade Jun 19, 2012 10:48 PM

                                                                                                                          What's on hand?

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                                                                                                                            silence9 Jun 20, 2012 08:49 AM

                                                                                                                            Esoteric sacred grub.

                                                                                                                            1. cowboyardee Jun 20, 2012 09:15 AM

                                                                                                                              Science Illuminates Failure

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                                                                                                                                Chemicalkinetics Jun 20, 2012 03:44 PM

                                                                                                                                Failure is the best teacher -- really. I learned so much more (on average) from my failed cooking session and failed experiments.

                                                                                                                              2. davis_sq_pro Jun 20, 2012 09:24 AM

                                                                                                                                Where's the sriracha?

                                                                                                                                1. CindyJ Jun 20, 2012 10:02 AM

                                                                                                                                  First, a corkscrew...

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                                                                                                                                    mariacarmen Jun 20, 2012 12:32 PM

                                                                                                                                    cheers to this one!

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                                                                                                                                      kubasd Jun 21, 2012 03:31 PM

                                                                                                                                      Cheers!

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                                                                                                                                        GulaSocordia Jun 21, 2012 09:24 PM

                                                                                                                                        I like your way of cooking!

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                                                                                                                                          Isolda Jun 22, 2012 01:41 PM

                                                                                                                                          Amen!

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                                                                                                                                            LindaWhit Aug 3, 2012 12:04 PM

                                                                                                                                            Now why didn't *I* think of this? LOL

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                                                                                                                                            FishTales Jun 20, 2012 10:16 AM

                                                                                                                                            No I can't.

                                                                                                                                            Cheers!

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                                                                                                                                              ricepad Jun 20, 2012 12:02 PM

                                                                                                                                              Of course, sometimes my family would have a different response:

                                                                                                                                              What IS that?

                                                                                                                                              or alternately....

                                                                                                                                              What is THAT?

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                                                                                                                                                jmckee Aug 7, 2012 10:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                The three words I dread from my wife: "Not your best."

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                                                                                                                                                  kattyeyes Aug 7, 2012 02:27 PM

                                                                                                                                                  OUCH, I dread those three, too. Hopefully not that often! ;)

                                                                                                                                              2. bagelman01 Jun 20, 2012 12:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                Whatever moves me.......................

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                                                                                                                                                  kubasd Jun 21, 2012 03:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                  I like this one, bagelman.... very true :)

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                                                                                                                                                  Stelmaria Jun 20, 2012 12:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                  Kinda love food.

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                                                                                                                                                    gembellina Jun 20, 2012 12:27 PM

                                                                                                                                                    Slapdash; occasionally triumphant.

                                                                                                                                                    Or possibly:

                                                                                                                                                    Enthusiastic, losing steam.

                                                                                                                                                    1. i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Jun 20, 2012 06:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                      frenetic, messy, hopeful.

                                                                                                                                                      1. Tripeler Jun 20, 2012 09:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                        Some. Assembly. Required.

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                                                                                                                                                          cajundave Jun 21, 2012 08:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                          It's too hot

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                                                                                                                                                            MGZ Jun 21, 2012 12:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                            Not for me.

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                                                                                                                                                              cajundave Jun 21, 2012 01:01 PM

                                                                                                                                                              Me either, that's what my wife says to me.

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                                                                                                                                                            cajundave Jun 21, 2012 08:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                            Burnt garlic bread

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                                                                                                                                                              ricepad Jun 21, 2012 11:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                              Are you my mother?

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                                                                                                                                                                cajundave Jun 21, 2012 01:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                Only in a twilight zone episode.

                                                                                                                                                            2. njmarshall55 Jun 21, 2012 10:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                              Whatever's In Fridge.

                                                                                                                                                              1. Llamalicious Jun 21, 2012 11:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                                Refreshing, bountiful and wholesome :)

                                                                                                                                                                1. kattyeyes Jun 21, 2012 01:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  Made with love. ♥

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                                                                                                                                                                    kubasd Jun 21, 2012 03:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    love it.

                                                                                                                                                                  2. Jpan99 Jun 21, 2012 01:43 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    Nonconformist, rushed, sporadic

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                                                                                                                                                                      kcshigekawa Jun 21, 2012 03:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                                      improbable...sometimes successful...

                                                                                                                                                                      1. Bill Hunt Jun 21, 2012 08:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                        New Orleans (counts as one word to us) New American.

                                                                                                                                                                        Hunt

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                                                                                                                                                                          Cookiefiend Aug 29, 2012 09:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                          N'awlins is just one word!
                                                                                                                                                                          ;-)

                                                                                                                                                                        2. Motosport Jun 22, 2012 01:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                          50 minute special!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                            Isolda Jun 22, 2012 01:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                                            Yeah, that's my usual timeframe, too. When the kids ask what's for dinner, my usual answer is "I don't know, but it will be ready in a hour." Then I haul down to the kitchen to figure out what we've got.

                                                                                                                                                                          2. tcamp Jun 22, 2012 03:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                            Peppers with that.

                                                                                                                                                                            1. algct Jun 22, 2012 04:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              Inspired but inadequate

                                                                                                                                                                              1. Hank Hanover Jun 22, 2012 05:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                Git er done

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                                                                                                                                                                                  512window Jun 23, 2012 10:34 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                  That was going to be mine!

                                                                                                                                                                                  Alternatively:
                                                                                                                                                                                  Adventurous, usually edible.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  ricepad Jun 22, 2012 05:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                  Usually not fatal.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Fydeaux Jun 24, 2012 06:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                    Serendipity. With garlic.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      Rella Jun 26, 2012 05:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                      Just keepin'-on, keepin'-on.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        ahuva Jun 26, 2012 07:40 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                        Kosher. Experimental. Uncomplicated.

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. deet13 Jun 26, 2012 07:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                          Better with liquor

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. raytamsgv Jun 27, 2012 03:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                            Usually, mostly harmless.

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. gingershelley Jun 29, 2012 10:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                              Adventurous. Creative. Fearless.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Also... Need.Volunteer.Dishwasher!

                                                                                                                                                                                              1. biondanonima Jun 29, 2012 10:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                Meat. Cheese. Butter.

                                                                                                                                                                                                I would have included "wine," but I was out of words and while I do cook with it, I prefer just to drink it!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  jmckee Aug 7, 2012 10:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  "I cook with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food." -- WC Fields

                                                                                                                                                                                                2. GraceW Jun 29, 2012 10:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sweet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Spicy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fresh.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    laskiblue Jun 29, 2012 10:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Simple, cheap, quick.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      ola Jun 29, 2012 10:33 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      only looks difficult

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        thinks too much Jul 5, 2012 07:08 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Enjoy! It's unrepeatable.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          scubadoo97 Jul 5, 2012 09:10 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Funny! Since I cook without recipes it is never exactly the same when repeated

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            thinks too much Jul 5, 2012 11:53 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thanks! Since I often incorporate leftovers into new meals, proportions will never be the same. For example the balance of lemon and lime zest that went into yesterday's sandwiches.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              sueatmo Jul 30, 2012 10:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              I relate totally. Even following recipes, I end up with a variable product. And if I do get a fabulous result, I can't necessarily duplicate it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              I, too, use leftovers. And whatever is loose in the fridge and pantry.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Seeker19104 Jul 5, 2012 11:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pas de tout

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            Caroline1 Jul 5, 2012 11:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Not at all what? Not at all good? Not at all bad? Can't describe your cooking in three words? You're being very enigmatic! '-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. corneygirl Jul 7, 2012 10:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            loving, seasonal, random

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              kattyeyes Jul 7, 2012 01:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Like! Me, too.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Rmis32 Jul 30, 2012 04:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              nine-one-one

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                suzigirl Sep 8, 2012 04:10 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Oh lord I am glad I wasn't drinking anything when I read that or it would have come out my nose. Good one

                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. LindaWhit Aug 3, 2012 11:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Comforting. Creative. Crapshoot.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                But I could have also said:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Open cabinets; cook.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  KaimukiMan Dec 6, 2012 02:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I didn't know how to describe mine till i read it right there. thanks Linda!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    LindaWhit Dec 6, 2012 04:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    One or the other? Or both? :-) Either way, you're welcome, K-man!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  bulavinaka Aug 4, 2012 06:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Leftovers Recycle King

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    bulavinaka Aug 4, 2012 06:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No Game Plan

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ricepad Aug 4, 2012 11:17 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      WTF??

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        HeBrew Aug 4, 2012 11:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Better than ex-wife.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Stelmaria Aug 7, 2012 11:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          My favorite so far.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          latindancer Aug 7, 2012 10:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Very very messy.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            MGZ Aug 7, 2012 11:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I used to be that way too. Then, I consciously tried to stop and the discipline that came from it helped to produce better food. One tip is to cook before the second martini.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              latindancer Aug 8, 2012 08:33 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Have you ever watched an artist paint in a studio?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              They're in the 'zone'....
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              That's me.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Luckily, I've got doors to shut after I'm finished so my guests don't see where I've been creating :).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MGZ Aug 8, 2012 01:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                "Have you ever watched an artist paint in a studio? "

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yep, six days a week. Most every week.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Like I suggested, I'm a messy fellow. I don't shave regularly, see nothing wrong with wearing the same pair of shorts a couple times a week, and walk around bearfoot* whenever I can get away with it. Nonetheless, I learned that a little more patience (and a little less gin) led to benefits in the kitchen.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                * Pun completely intended.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  latindancer Aug 9, 2012 07:21 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LOL...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Very good. I come from a long lineage of great cooks....my grandmother having been the one who inspired me in the French methods.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  If I haven't changed now I never will. So far nobody has ever complained about my cooking/baking and I rather enjoy cleaning up after myself all these years :). I'd never think to let anyone else do it :).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: MGZ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    alkapal Sep 7, 2012 04:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MGZ -- wasn't it you who had the avatar of you flambéing something while standing naked at the stove?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: alkapal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MGZ Sep 8, 2012 03:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I'm afraid it's been the "tip o' the hat" almost the entire time, but I'm thinking about switching to the shirtless fish cleaning in the driveway pic.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: MGZ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        kattyeyes Sep 8, 2012 04:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Now it's bugging me who the other image was. I can picture it in my mind's eye...I want to say the guy was from Canada. Oooh, the Husker Du of Chowhound! Who can correctly ID that avatar and username? He was funny, whoever he was.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: kattyeyes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          kattyeyes Sep 8, 2012 04:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I GOT IT! I GOT IT! I knew it was Paul somebody. Paulustrious from Toronto. YAAAAAAAY! Where ya been, Paul? Oh, well, carry on.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          http://www.chow.com/profile/154622

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. re: MGZ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          linguafood Sep 8, 2012 08:11 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Shirtless, please :-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: linguafood
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            kattyeyes Sep 8, 2012 03:10 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I get that you're replying to MGZ, but it's funny to think those might be the two words describing your cooking style in three words or less. ;) HEE HEE HEE.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: kattyeyes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              linguafood Sep 8, 2012 03:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Shirtless, pantless -- you name it. Sometimes, there's just not enough time to get dressed before breakfast. Why bother?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: linguafood
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                kattyeyes Sep 8, 2012 03:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ;) With ya.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mwhitmore Jan 27, 2013 08:13 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Depends if you are frying bacon!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: mwhitmore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    linguafood Jan 27, 2013 08:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    That's why I cook bacon in the oven '-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. jmckee Aug 7, 2012 10:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Teenager. Large quantitites.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Feed family. NOW.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cat wants taste.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This is new.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I meant well.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 Reply
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: jmckee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    kattyeyes Aug 7, 2012 02:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    LOL to all of these, but especially the third and last! >>^..^<<

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Disneyfreak Aug 7, 2012 12:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Quick, cheap, easy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Those just describe my most recent cooking forays not me personally.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      JamesNOakland Aug 8, 2012 08:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Not North-Berkeley Food-nazi!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. emglow101 Aug 9, 2012 10:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Imagine,Crave, Cook

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. rednyellow Aug 28, 2012 12:21 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Failure means pizza

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            lcool Aug 29, 2012 07:37 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            what's on hand

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            or

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            this pan's out

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Cookiefiend Aug 29, 2012 09:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Always with wine

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mswebcam31 Aug 29, 2012 09:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Southern seasoned relaxed

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Ruthie789 Aug 29, 2012 03:01 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Comfort, simple, nourishing.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    foiegras Aug 29, 2012 03:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Simple, fast, delicious.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. suzigirl Sep 8, 2012 04:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Better than moms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Never the same
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Trying something new
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Don't be afraid

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vegetablelasagna Sep 8, 2012 04:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Non. Effing, Existent.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Emme Sep 8, 2012 08:27 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MacGyver. Fearless. (from) Scratch.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Skip the Takeout)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            chloehk Sep 9, 2012 01:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Glacial. Hippy. Grandma.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              therealdoctorlew Sep 9, 2012 02:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Scientific organoleptic improvisation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (or)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Rusted Iron Chef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (or)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              No Knife Skills

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. b
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                BangorDin Nov 22, 2012 05:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sex drugs rock'n'roll

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. b
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  binky1 Nov 22, 2012 06:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Takit or Leaveit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 Reply
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: binky1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    iL Divo Dec 5, 2012 12:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    binky

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    :))))))

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. tim irvine Nov 22, 2012 07:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In several ruts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. alliegator Nov 24, 2012 01:27 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      craving this today
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      'twas a project

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. sherrib Nov 24, 2012 01:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        De. Li. Cious.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          FriedClamFanatic Nov 24, 2012 01:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          What is On-hand (ok, I cheated and hyphenated)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. goodhealthgourmet Nov 24, 2012 02:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            improvisational, nutritious, neat.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. j
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              joe777cool Nov 26, 2012 07:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Whats Domino's Number?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. p
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                patryce Nov 27, 2012 02:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                real. scratch. riff

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. YAYME Nov 29, 2012 09:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  instinctual, creative, spicy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. e
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    EllieS Nov 29, 2012 09:33 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Take. Out. Menu.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. g
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      givemecarbs Nov 30, 2012 01:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      fun with leftovers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. g
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        goodeatsinadive Nov 30, 2012 10:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Laid back country.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Bacardi1 Nov 30, 2012 11:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Basic. Classic. Peasant.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Chocolatetpetitpois Dec 3, 2012 12:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            "Not student food". (That's what most of my friends say when they have dinner at my house. They expect at least one processed ingredient in everything."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Improvised, eclectic, economical.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. p
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              plasticanimal Dec 5, 2012 12:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Slow, complex, unconventional.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. iL Divo Dec 5, 2012 12:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                juliachild on steroids

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. c
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ChefNNod Dec 5, 2012 10:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Super size me

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. b
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bryan Pepperseed Dec 6, 2012 04:38 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Not very good.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3 Replies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Bryan Pepperseed
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bryan Pepperseed Dec 9, 2012 06:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      but, ......(now that I'm in a better mood today)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      slowly getting better

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Bryan Pepperseed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        LindaWhit Dec 9, 2012 06:37 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Practice makes perfect.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        :-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: LindaWhit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          b
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bryan Pepperseed Dec 10, 2012 04:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This is true

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      holypeaches Dec 6, 2012 07:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      mix match create

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. bushwickgirl Dec 6, 2012 08:49 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Embrassez. Le. Cuisinier.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. roxlet Dec 6, 2012 08:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Husband makes it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3 Replies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: roxlet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            suzigirl Dec 7, 2012 08:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Three words.... I am jealous

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: suzigirl
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              roxlet Dec 8, 2012 03:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              You are funny.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: roxlet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                buttertart Dec 8, 2012 04:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Three words...you are lucky!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. buttertart Dec 6, 2012 10:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Slapdash. Spicy. Sexy.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              cavemanu Dec 7, 2012 08:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cannot follow recipe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. jpr54_1 Dec 7, 2012 09:53 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jewish Home Style

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Gio Dec 7, 2012 10:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  global. peripatetic. inquisitive.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. GraceW Dec 8, 2012 04:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ooops a daisy!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 Replies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: GraceW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      buttertart Dec 8, 2012 04:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I love it!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: GraceW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        roxlet Dec 8, 2012 05:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Laughing out loud.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. gaffk Dec 8, 2012 05:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Not *that* bad

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. jmcarthur8 Dec 10, 2012 10:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cleaning out refrigerator.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 Reply
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: jmcarthur8
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Canthespam Dec 11, 2012 01:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Soup Stone Cook

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. waitress Dec 14, 2012 07:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Off the Cuff.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. w
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Willa Dec 14, 2012 07:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Seasonal, regional, international

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                taos Dec 16, 2012 11:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                hopefully it's edible

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. JuniorBalloon Dec 19, 2012 08:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Narrow, deep, slow.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 Replies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: JuniorBalloon
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ricepad Dec 19, 2012 03:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    What are we talking about??

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: ricepad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      JuniorBalloon Jan 28, 2013 08:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Just talking about things that get hot. :o)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Actually my cooking range is Narrow, my knowledge about what I cook is Deep and I like dishes that cook Slowly.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      jb

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Downs1000 Dec 19, 2012 08:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Artisanal, entertaining, inviting

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. chef chicklet Dec 19, 2012 03:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Adventurous. Provoking.Varied.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Kholvaitar Jan 27, 2013 07:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Patient-- Respectful-- Satiating

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Puffin3 Jan 27, 2013 07:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          'Escoffiersauces over 'SV'.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yeah I know. LOL

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sinicle Jan 27, 2013 10:38 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fast....wing-it....spicy

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ellabee Jan 27, 2013 12:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Much better lately.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                afridgetoofar Jan 27, 2013 09:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Words to describe the life-stages of my cookery...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ignoring smoke alarm.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Life's too short.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Eat, sleep, repeat.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lots of it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Walking it off.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 Reply
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: afridgetoofar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  JuniorBalloon Jan 28, 2013 08:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This is great. Reminds me of the fives stages of grief.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  jb

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  dimsumgirl Jan 28, 2013 08:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Impromptu Stir Fry

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