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What is your dirty little food secret?

So you are an adventurous eater with a refined palate. Your friends know you as a great cook. Perhaps you always try and dine at the newest places. Maybe your friends call you a "foodie."

So what is your little, dirty food secret? Not trying to yuck on anyone's yum here, but is there something you like to eat that your friends or family would consider, "Ew weird!" or "Ew gross!" or "Ew I can't believe you eat that."
I've already outed one of my transgressions. Cheese Whiz. The kind that comes in the glass jar only. Yes, I make my own cheese. I love eating all sorts of different cheeses and seek out new ones all the time. I have cheese shipped across the country to me. But when I'm down, sick or tired... it is the ultimate comfort food to me. Spread on a Ritz cracker if possible.
So what's your secret?

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  1. I don't mind eating twinkies. and they are back!

    1. I like spray cheese topped with little bits of jalapenos in celery.

            1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

              Absolutely loved Screaming Yellow Zonkers, and loved the box even more!

          1. re: HillJ

            If you like salty sweet try Cracker Jack'd salted caramel. Now that stuff is crack

            1. re: HillJ

              One Halloween, we ran out of candy. Had just shopped at CostCo and had bought the ginormous quantity of Cracker Jacks (but the Jacks were in regular-size boxes) for Mr. Pine's lunch treats. Couldn't disappoint the kiddies who were still ringing the doorbell, so I ended up giving out the full-size boxes of Cracker Jacks till they were gone, too. Mr. Pine wasn't amused that he had none for his lunch!

              1. re: beevod

                Wow. Had to go look that one up. I guess that could get a bit dirty.

                    1. re: Gastronomos

                      I used to know a few reasons for using DE, but I can't remember what they were- can you refresh my memory?

                      I used to add it to the hens' feed to keep bugs out of the feed and parasites out of the hens. I also fed it to my dog when we first got her, because she had all kinds of intestinal parasites.

                      1. re: EWSflash

                        The spines of the diatoms pierces the exterior of the bugs and parasites. The bugs dry out, the worms are invaded by beneficial bacterium and consumed.

                        The damage to the dog, or person, is easily repaired if they are otherwise healthy.

                        Mined in beautiful Lompoc, California.

                        1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

                          Lompoc? Really? Maybe that's how they can grow so many flowers- fewer bugs due to the DE.

                          I know how the DE works, but assuming one doesn't have a lot of intestinal parasites, I can't remember any specific reasons for DE in a human diet,

                          1. re: EWSflash

                            Most people harbor parasites more often than you would think.

                    2. re: beevod

                      Some folks like chicken adobado, others prefer chicken and adobe.

                    3. Two things come to mind, Irish oatmeal served savory and grilled cheese with cheddar on raisin. People refuse to try either, I'm glad I tried both.

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                      1. re: holypeaches

                        Every so often I can eat a bag of salt and vinegar chips until my lips burn or crunchy Cheetos until I have sticky fingers.

                          1. re: holypeaches

                            Grilled cheese w/cheddar on raisin bread is awesome! How is that shameful?

                            Think of all the folks touting sweet and savory and you are right there!

                            1. re: happybaker

                              Yes, I consider it a relative of apple pie with cheddar served classically in so many areas.

                            2. re: holypeaches

                              The grilled cheese/cheddar/raisin combo sounds absolutely delicious!

                              I also like peanut butter and raisin sandwiches (preferably on seeded rye).

                              1. re: holypeaches

                                There is a restaurant in the Quad Cities (The Belgian Village) that makes a reuben on raisin bread. They are fantastic and beyond huge. Worth a drive if you're withing a few hours

                                1. re: sauterc

                                  I must smack my local family members for never taking me there.

                              2. original Cheez-its. Don't even keep them in the house- could eat them all in one sitting!!

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                                1. re: macca

                                  When I was little the combination of Cheez-Its and chocolate milk was a personal favorite.

                                  1. re: ferret

                                    I like mine with an ice cold can of Tab!!

                                    1. re: macca

                                      Oh gosh... Tab... Brings back memories. Loved that stuff!! I haven't bought any in "forever." Do they still sell it?

                                        1. re: jbsiegel

                                          liquor store on my corner sells it - it became my after work-out drink for awhile.

                                        2. re: macca

                                          Before I met my SO, he kept Tab for a jolt in the morning.

                                          1. re: holypeaches

                                            I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes Tab.

                                            1. re: EWSflash

                                              To me, TAB tastes more like real CocaCola than "Diet Coke' does. Aways did. CokeZero comes close too...and with a little extra acidity added (a small squeeze of lime juice or a bit of citric acid) both are almost dead ringers for real Coke.

                                              By the company's own admission, Diet Coke was intentionally designed to taste more like Pepsi. Too sweet.

                                              1. re: The Professor

                                                I'm a half Coke, half Diet Coke girl. All the flavor, half the calories.

                                                Really, anything up to 75-80% Diet Coke topped off with Coke tastes just like Coke. Try it and see!

                                                1. re: DuffyH

                                                  Me, too! Always mix the two at fast-food places where you get your own drink!

                                                2. re: The Professor

                                                  I agree that Coke Zero comes close to regular Coke. I also agree that diet Coke does not. CocaCola made diet Coke taste different from regular coke on purpose. I still do not think TaB tastes like regular coke, the saccharin gives it a metalic after-taste.

                                                  1. re: The Professor

                                                    that's funny - and explains why I drink diet coke - I was a pepsi girl for a looong time. I do NOT like diet pepsi, or regular coke.

                                                    1. re: jujuthomas

                                                      I am devoted to my diet coke, and as you do not like regular coke. I'm also not a big fan of pepsi.

                                                      1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                        For diet...it's Diet Pepsi. For regular...it's Coke. Go figure. I really dislike Diet Coke. Coke Zero is tolerable if there is no Diet Pepsi available.

                                                        1. re: jbsiegel

                                                          Loooove diet coke - well technically I hate that I love it and drink so much of it. Hate Pepsi products. Weird to hear it is meant to taste like Pepsi.

                                                          1. re: equalibra

                                                            Was a Coke Zero gal, but am now a big fan of Pepsi Max!

                                                            And Mr. Crab would drink the Caffeine-Free Diet Coke (which I thought was the worst diet drink ever!), and he has now switched to Pepsi Caffeine-Free Diet - not bad at all (I'll drink it at night!)

                                          2. re: macca

                                            Love some cheez it sandwiches. Real cheese between two cheez its

                                            1. The giant $1.00 Walmart burritos. With half a ball of $1.99 Kaukana port wine cheese. Which I bought this morning on the way to work.

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                                                1. re: Jeri L

                                                  Ugh. I am with you there. Or those horrible pre-made cheese balls with port wine cheese covered in nuts. Yeah. I could eat an entire ball in an evening.

                                                  1. re: Firegoat

                                                    I also like those awful, unnatural cheese balls. A lot.

                                                    1. re: pinehurst

                                                      In Kaukauna Wisconsin, they are $4.59 at the local supermarket. $1.99 at my local Walmart. And with all that shipping and storage, Walmart is still making a profit.

                                                      So much for buying at the source and save.

                                                      1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

                                                        Ha, when we vacation in Door County my favorite thing to do is to stand by the Wisconsin cheese section and marvel at the variety and also the giant cardboard Clay Matthews.

                                                    2. re: Firegoat

                                                      I do that, too, consuming an entire sleeve (or 2) of Ritz crackers. I wish I had the nerve to serve that combo as a party app.

                                                      1. re: DuffyH

                                                        The first thing that gets gobbled up. Usually by the most houndish in my group. I take the first slice.

                                                2. A mixture of a can of condensed milk melted with a bag of Nestles Milk Chocolate morsels, chilled, and eaten with a spoon. Haven't actually done that for over a year, but I still dream about it, and avert my eyes from both items if I find myself in those aisles in grocery.

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                                                    1. re: Nanzi

                                                      Pretty sure you just gave me the idea for my next craving. Gah. I may or may not want to squeeze some Reddi-Whip on top too...

                                                      1. re: ItalGreyHound

                                                        guilty of putting condensed milk in a squeeze bottle and drizzling it over chocolate icecream...

                                                        1. re: girloftheworld

                                                          Trader joe's has an organic sweetened condensed milk, conveniently already packaged in a cute little squeeze bottle, depicted with cows!

                                                          1. re: ohmyyum

                                                            ooooohhh ...wish we had a trader joes.. I hear so much about about them on here

                                                            1. re: ItalGreyHound

                                                              ummm - I think I just used my demographics lesson reading that.

                                                          1. re: KaimukiMan

                                                            Yeah, it's a great easy way to make fudge, but semi- or bittersweet chocolate should be used.

                                                        2. Not sure, but I did have a very nice bacon-wrapped oyster in Singapore some time ago. Best eaten on Saturdays...

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                                                          1. Kind of with you on this one Firegoat, but mine is Kraft singles. Love cheese, but there's nothing like a grilled cheese with a Kraft single!

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                                                              1. re: Jerseygirl111

                                                                +1

                                                                It doesn't even melt "properly" but it keeps forever in the fridge so it's always at hand.

                                                              2. re: chefjeannine

                                                                I like my Kraft Singles plain . No sandwich required. I pleat them up into little strips and eat them a strip at a time.

                                                                1. re: EWSflash

                                                                  Same...divide into 4 strips and eat!

                                                                  1. re: jbsiegel

                                                                    I do this with the swiss cheese singles. Wrapped in plastic. They pull into 4 strips. I get two, the corgi gets 2. It's not even good swiss cheese... I don't know what's wrong with me!

                                                                2. re: chefjeannine

                                                                  Everyone knows Velveeta makes the best grilled cheese sandwiches! :p

                                                                  1. re: chefjeannine

                                                                    Oh, good. I'm glad to know I'm not alone. I go on Kraft grilled cheese binges....

                                                                    1. re: Kontxesi

                                                                      I cook my grilled cheese sandwiches in a DeBuyer carbon steel crepe pan. Makes me feel all French-chefy and removes the guilt. After all, that's some serious cookware, so it cancels out the Velveeta or Kraft, right? Right?

                                                                      1. re: DuffyH

                                                                        Absolutely! Gotta make it feel fancy.

                                                                  2. Peanut butter with a spoon. Skippy peanut butter at that - nothing fancy, organic, etc. I always have a jar around just for that purpose.

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                                                                    1. re: cresyd

                                                                      I am so glad I am not the only one. I have a jar of peanut butter and that's how it is eaten. A spoon at a time.... last forever. Altho... I am out right now :(

                                                                      1. re: cresyd

                                                                        A slice of white bread spread with Skippy and slathered with a good blob of room-temperature butter. Roll it up and eat it like a Twiinkie. Best if washed down with cold chocolate milk made with Hershey's syrup and a heaping tablespoon of Carnation Malt - shaken, not stirred.

                                                                        1. re: Chefpaulo

                                                                          Wow....that sounds amazing. And yet I fear my incredibly unambitious approach to peanut butter always prevents me from straying too far.

                                                                          1. re: cresyd

                                                                            My paternal grandmother always made us toasted, buttered English muffins smothered with peanut butter and broiled again. So good! My mother refused the untraditional approach.

                                                                          2. re: Chefpaulo

                                                                            Peanut butter and butter: oh, do I eat a spoonful every time I cream 'em together for pnb cookies. Have thought of just making a bowlful of pnb&b to stash in the fridge for cinnamon toast. Just might do that now!

                                                                            1. re: Chefpaulo

                                                                              Wow...I thought I was the only one I knew who layered pb & butter on bread! I'll need to try it with your chocolate milk cocktail.

                                                                              1. re: lesliej

                                                                                Make room for one more, please. After I have perfected the PB to B ratio I mix in some chopped pimento- stuffed green olives because, after all, there's not enough salt and fat in the PB&B alone.......:<P

                                                                                1. re: Pwmfan

                                                                                  This has become one of the most disturbing threads ever.

                                                                                  1. re: Pwmfan

                                                                                    and one more- I' amazed that others do this too. I keep thinking certainly there is enough oil in pb, but added butter really makes it taste better

                                                                                2. re: Chefpaulo

                                                                                  My mom actually makes her PB&J's with layer of butter on each piece of bread, before putting the PB and J on.

                                                                                  1. re: juliejulez

                                                                                    My grandmother did on our PB and Baco sandwiches. She said it was to keep the PB from sticking to the roof our mouths.

                                                                                3. re: cresyd

                                                                                  PB on a Triscuit, and when I run out of crackers, then eaten straight on a spoon. Or on celery sticks, if I feel like eating "healthier." But always natural, creamy PB. No Jiffy for me.

                                                                                  1. re: alwayshungrygal

                                                                                    I always enjoy the natural PB - but forever revert back to Skippy. I like many aspects of the natural far more, but there's something specifically about that commercial, sweetened peanut butter siren song that's too strong.

                                                                                4. I'm kinda out in the open about it, so they're not really secrets, but I'm pretty sure there are plenty of people who think McRibs and Filet O' Fishes are dirty.

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                                                                                  1. re: inaplasticcup

                                                                                    McRibs yes, Filet O'Fish - no, not dirty! yummmmmm...

                                                                                    1. re: mariacarmen

                                                                                      Put them together on the same bun.

                                                                                    2. re: inaplasticcup

                                                                                      McRibs strike me as a food from the future, manufactured by synthetic protein globules and the leftover cultures from a closed algae farm, mass-produced to feed the rabble.

                                                                                      Filet O' Fishes, however, sometimes, somehow, hit the spot.

                                                                                      1. re: Agiyosi

                                                                                        "McRibs strike me as a food from the future, manufactured by synthetic protein globules and the leftover cultures from a closed algae farm, mass-produced to feed the rabble."

                                                                                        Wasn't it Charlton Heston who opined that McRibs are people?

                                                                                        1. re: DuffyH

                                                                                          Green is people.

                                                                                          Orange is algae.

                                                                                          McRibs are to be determioned.

                                                                                          Which explains my distrust for any food with soy in it. As in soylent.

                                                                                          1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

                                                                                            LOL, Indian River...I thought I was the only one who thought that! Guess we're showing our age!

                                                                                        2. re: Agiyosi

                                                                                          I know i'm a freak for thinking this, but I really like the texture of those McRibs. It's the sauce I don't like, put some BullsEye on it and I could eat a dozen of them.

                                                                                      2. About once a week, I eat cheap ramen noodles with the seasoning pack and sans extra accoutrements.

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                                                                                        1. re: alliegator

                                                                                          I used to eat this daily but raw, uncooked. Perhaps I should give it another go.

                                                                                          1. re: alliegator

                                                                                            It's Nissen 'Cup 'o Noodles' for me...Spicy Chicken is my personal fav! And Luck's Pinto Beans w/ Pork, heated in the microwave and topped w/ a bit of shredded cheddar cheese...eat the entire can! These are my 'alone time' go-to's...clearly, I should not be left unsupervised!

                                                                                            1. re: gemini0660

                                                                                              I like the Maruchan block, Roast Beef only.

                                                                                          2. Every once in a while (about once a month or so) I get hungry for Kraft Mac and Cheese (YES the ubiquitous "Blue Box") with fried hamburger, onion, and mushrooms mixed in.

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                                                                                            1. re: PotatoHouse

                                                                                              add a can of tomato soup to this, and a big scoop of cheez whiz and you've got my ex's "homemade hamburger helper". I enjoyed it back then... Now even thinking of the sodium content is enough to turn me off.

                                                                                              1. re: PotatoHouse

                                                                                                I like mine plain. With about a tablespoon of butter instead of a half stick. I even bought the cheese powder on Amazon.

                                                                                                1. re: PotatoHouse

                                                                                                  I've never had the boxed stuff. Mom always made mac n' cheese with Velveeta and milk.

                                                                                                  But she did buy the Kraft Spaghetti in the box. It had a little can of spaghetti sauce right in the box. Loved it!

                                                                                                  1. re: DuffyH

                                                                                                    Do you remember the old Appian Way pizza in a box? It was a Catholic Friday staple back in the '60s.

                                                                                                    1. re: EWSflash

                                                                                                      In Huntington Beach pizza never came in a box. It came from Straw Hat or Shakey's. Mostly I think because Mom didn't cook foreign food, except for the Kraft spaghetti, but it was Kraft, therefore American. Appian Way (and yes, I remember the box well) was definitely foreign. I was a teenager before I tasted my first taco. Mom and Dad didn't try them until they were 40-something, when the Dude and I invited them to our annual Cinco de Mayo pool bash.

                                                                                                      Friday was, of course, fish sticks night in all good Catholic homes. Ketchup was not optional, it was the veg.

                                                                                                      When we went on Friday field trips our teachers preferred to stop at McD's. I always got a dispensation from my priest because, like me, he hated Filet O' Fish.

                                                                                                  2. KFC, original recipe.

                                                                                                    Darker?
                                                                                                    I keep boxed red wine in the fridge for cooking. Not especially good boxed wine - as long as it's both cheap and dry. The secret - I sometimes like to pour a glass of this cold, slightly stale, not-too-good-in-the-first-place red wine and microwave it for 10 seconds or less. No mixing afterwards. Drink it right out of the microwave. I find the uneven mixture of hot/cold makes the wine taste more interesting.

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                                                                                                    1. re: cowboyardee

                                                                                                      You just reminded me of my weakness for Church's.

                                                                                                      1. re: cowboyardee

                                                                                                        Yeah, sometimes nothing can beat KFC

                                                                                                            1. re: cowboyardee

                                                                                                              KFC and a Popeyes around these parts is the only fried chicken available.
                                                                                                              gotta love em

                                                                                                            2. Rice Krispie treats. If they are in the house, I will find them and eat them all. I will not share, either.

                                                                                                              1. totinos frozen pizza rolls-

                                                                                                                that canned chicken with the devil on it spread on toast with kraft papercheese melted on it

                                                                                                                velveta mac and cheese from the box with a slice of brie stired in

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                                                                                                                1. re: girloftheworld

                                                                                                                  God yes, Totinos fresh out of the toaster oven are the perfect snack.

                                                                                                                  My dirty cooking secret, I love cube steak and use it in a ton of dishes. It's so cheap! And most people can't tell it's cube steak if I put it in a steak sandwich or steak salad.

                                                                                                                  1. re: girloftheworld

                                                                                                                    Love me some pizza rolls, but can't believe you'd ruin Velveeta mac n' cheese with brie. :)

                                                                                                                  2. Thick cut bologna sandwich on cheap white bread--drizzled with that yellow mustard.

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                                                                                                                    1. re: RedTop

                                                                                                                      Grew up on that, except it was butter, not mustard.

                                                                                                                      1. re: RedTop

                                                                                                                        Mmm. Miracle Whip for me, but otherwise same deal.

                                                                                                                      2. Jack in the Box 'tacos'. They make my shit smell so bad it'll clear out the house, but I love 'em.

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                                                                                                                        1. re: ricepad

                                                                                                                          Hate to admit it, but yes. An occasional craving. Fortunately, I live alone!

                                                                                                                          1. re: ricepad

                                                                                                                            Me too, though I don't know about the second part.

                                                                                                                            1. re: ricepad

                                                                                                                              yeah, haven't had that effect, thank goodness, but i LOVE jack-in-the-box tacos with that "meat" filling and the one slice of american cheese. it's been years.... sob...

                                                                                                                              1. re: mariacarmen

                                                                                                                                I have an aunt in Ireland, and the first thing she wants to eat after getting off the plane to come visit is a Jack in the Box taco.

                                                                                                                                  1. re: juliejulez

                                                                                                                                    BK in SoCal makes a similar taco. Sadly, we have no Jack's in Tampa and the BK people looked at me like I'd lost my mind. I always drive through for those when we're back in SoCal. Your aunt is a woman of discerning taste!

                                                                                                                              2. Goldfish. The little orange, supposedly-cheese cracker, not the ones that swim, live for a week, and then get flushed down the toilet.

                                                                                                                                1. Melted butter on Cheerios. Used to get this as a snack, as a small child, at a neighbor's house. Have loved it ever since. I literally can't bring Cheerios in the house for fear of breaking out the butter!!!

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                                                                                                                                  1. re: Phoebe

                                                                                                                                    this sounds oddly good....maybeeeee I willllll just go to the kitchen....

                                                                                                                                    1. re: girloftheworld

                                                                                                                                      Don't do it!!! Once you try it.... you'll be forever hooked. I've been a "junkie" for Cheerios since about the age of 9. Don't say you weren't warned! ;)

                                                                                                                                    2. re: Phoebe

                                                                                                                                      I would never had thought of this. It sounds quite tempting

                                                                                                                                      1. re: suzigirl

                                                                                                                                        Try it... You'll love it!!! More flavor than popcorn. Just remember to report back.....

                                                                                                                                      2. re: Phoebe

                                                                                                                                        I wish you hadn't suggested this. I have a serious addiction to my version of homemade Chex mix, which is heavy on the seasoned butter and Cheerios. I can make it only twice a year, as when it is around I eat it to the exclusion of all other foods until it is gone. The idea that I could just drizle some browned butter over a dish of Cheerios and sprinkle with garlic salt never occured to me. No good can come of this, you evil enabler......: <P

                                                                                                                                          1. re: Pwmfan

                                                                                                                                            Pwmfan....... "No good can come from this, you evil enabler..."
                                                                                                                                            I've been called worse.... Most of it, not true! ;)

                                                                                                                                            I'm a purist at heart and have never really "spiced" it up. But, my gourmet version has included a healthy sprinkle of Pecorino Romano, then nuked about 10 seconds. MMM!!!

                                                                                                                                            1. re: Phoebe

                                                                                                                                              Great.

                                                                                                                                              Now I have to go out and buy a box of Cheerios. To play!

                                                                                                                                              1. re: Phoebe

                                                                                                                                                I called you that only to assauge my guilty glee when I contemplated all the glorious possibilities that came to mind when I read your post. I might have to start buying my Cheerios in Costco sized quantities!

                                                                                                                                            2. re: Phoebe

                                                                                                                                              pour on the butter and then toast in oven.

                                                                                                                                              1. re: Plano Rose

                                                                                                                                                I'm thinking add some cinnamon and sugar too...

                                                                                                                                                1. re: Plano Rose

                                                                                                                                                  Ooh.....

                                                                                                                                                  Now I need a box of cheerios...

                                                                                                                                                2. re: Phoebe

                                                                                                                                                  What a flashback! There was actually a commercial for Kix cereal in the 50's that presented this recipe as a TV snack. It showed mom pouring melted butter over a big bowl of Kix and bringing out to wide-eyed kids in the living room. We did it a lot.

                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Chefpaulo

                                                                                                                                                    What?! We had Kix and never got it that way. Grrr....

                                                                                                                                                    Well at least there was that box of Honeycomb that we plowed through, dry, in 24 hours. At least there's that...

                                                                                                                                                    1. re: happybaker

                                                                                                                                                      Do they still make peanut butter Cap'n Crunch? My old roommate and I used to eat them right out of the box when we were stoned. The entire box.

                                                                                                                                                      1. re: EWSflash

                                                                                                                                                        Ugh. My mouth hurts just thinking about that. How did you not shred the inside of your mouth?

                                                                                                                                                        1. re: EWSflash

                                                                                                                                                          Pretty sure they DO still make it.

                                                                                                                                                          1. re: jbsiegel

                                                                                                                                                            Hmmmm- need to make a nostalgic trip down the cereal aisle soon.

                                                                                                                                                          2. re: EWSflash

                                                                                                                                                            For a real taste treat, try Cap'n Crunch with fruit cocktail, hold the milk. Keep insulin handy!

                                                                                                                                                            1. re: EWSflash

                                                                                                                                                              They make peanut butter toast crunch cereal now too!

                                                                                                                                                              1. re: ohmyyum

                                                                                                                                                                I don't like those toast crunch cereals. But..Reese's Puffs...BRING 'EM ON!

                                                                                                                                                        2. re: Phoebe

                                                                                                                                                          Ah yes... I have fond memories of my mom making this as our after-school snack, circa 1982.

                                                                                                                                                          http://clickamericana.com/topics/food...

                                                                                                                                                          ... now I want to eat some... :(

                                                                                                                                                        3. Taco Bell 7-Layer Burritos. I get one about once a year and eat it shamefully in my car, in the darkest corner of the parking lot. I won't even tell my boyfriend I do this.

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                                                                                                                                                          1. re: eyelasso

                                                                                                                                                            I got caught driving around my neighborhood trying to finish a taco bell taco by my ex. Embarrassing. Pulled up beside me as i am driving down a near, but not our street and rolled down the window from his big truck into my little car. Oh the horror, stay in the parking lot

                                                                                                                                                            1. re: suzigirl

                                                                                                                                                              Thanks for the chuckle, he was clearly jealous! btw I can't wait to happily indulge in my new favorite suzigirl treat of a Popeye's biscuit in red beans and rice next week when carbs will be my friend :)

                                                                                                                                                              1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                                                                                                                Mmm... Popeye's. Jealous. Mine stopped making the onion rings. So sad

                                                                                                                                                                1. re: suzigirl

                                                                                                                                                                  I think mine still does but the bunch of teenagers who always seem to be "working" have such difficulty with the chicken which should already be cooked, that I dare not ask them to make onion rings but I hear they are great and I am an onion ring fanatic. Their fries are pretty good though too.

                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                                                                                                                    They are really good. And they make them to order. I used to work the back prep back in ninety and was in charge of the rings.

                                                                                                                                                                2. re: suzigirl

                                                                                                                                                                  My husband came home early one day not feeling well and busted in a Pizza Hutapalooza. My friend (unemployed at the time) came over, and we ordered the stuffed crust meat lover's with breadstix and were washing it down with Miller Lite and watching the Sex and the City 2 movie. All he had to say was that he imagined my days to be more productive.
                                                                                                                                                                  He was wrong. So, so wrong...

                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: alliegator

                                                                                                                                                                    That sounds...umm, productive. Yeah, productive. That sounds like my kind of luck. Ya never screw off and the one time... busted.

                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: suzigirl

                                                                                                                                                                      Yeah, he never manages to walk in while I'm on my hands and knees scrubbing the floor...
                                                                                                                                                                      Speaking of which, I should get of the computer....

                                                                                                                                                                3. Since I live alone I don't really need to keep food secrets, but there are certain things I eat regularly but would never inflict on others:

                                                                                                                                                                  scrambled eggs topped with a Kraft singles slice and ketchup

                                                                                                                                                                  scarmbled eggs with whatever leftover cooked vegetables are around and parmesan cheese

                                                                                                                                                                  Fiber One 90 calorie bars

                                                                                                                                                                  Campbell's Chunky Soups - any of the beef flavors. Don't like the chicken ones.

                                                                                                                                                                  Better N' Peanut Butter Chocolate flavor on crackers. Or a spoon.

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                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: cookie monster

                                                                                                                                                                    If I don't have at least one can of Steak and Potato Chunky soup in my pantry, it's time for an emergency run to Sweetbay!

                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: DuffyH

                                                                                                                                                                      Jealous. They closed my Sweetbay

                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: suzigirl

                                                                                                                                                                        suzigirl, that sucks. I can usually find it at Walmart, too.

                                                                                                                                                                  2. Bourbon chicken, the stuff they pass out at the mall food courts. They're trying to hand me samples and I'm about ready to ambush them for the whole plate, lol.

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                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Atomic76

                                                                                                                                                                      OMG, yes! I can't resist this stuff.

                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Atomic76

                                                                                                                                                                        *puts head down and raises hand* I love it, too.

                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: alliegator

                                                                                                                                                                          I've tried to recreate it and can't but rarely go to the mall. Now it's all I can think about.

                                                                                                                                                                      2. An occasional can of Chef boy-R-Dee ravioli?

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                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: kseiverd

                                                                                                                                                                            My husband eats this cold, straight from the can. He loves all the varieties.

                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Jerseygirl111

                                                                                                                                                                              always straight from the can. There is no other way.

                                                                                                                                                                            2. re: kseiverd

                                                                                                                                                                              Used to love their overstuffed Italian sausage ravioli.
                                                                                                                                                                              Now I often have a can of their lasagna (assuaging my
                                                                                                                                                                              guilt by selecting whole wheat) on the shelf.

                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: ferventfoodie

                                                                                                                                                                                me too. whole wheat lasagne this week.

                                                                                                                                                                                10 for $10 at KMart

                                                                                                                                                                              2. re: kseiverd

                                                                                                                                                                                OMG! That was my crack back in the day...finally managed to ween myself from it's addictive teat around age 45! Actually, I think their recipe 'changed' slightly, as it never tasted the same. LOL

                                                                                                                                                                              3. I feel dirty just typing this! Spaghettios and Spam, not together. Fried spam and eggs. Mmmmm..........

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                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: emptybelly

                                                                                                                                                                                  I think that there is a real win...I truly do!

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: emptybelly

                                                                                                                                                                                    There is no shame in Spam and eggs!

                                                                                                                                                                                  2. I like instant grits with american cheese. Secrets out.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Love grilled cheese and peanutbutter sandwiches
                                                                                                                                                                                    Love me some canned meat products... spam, corned beef, potted meat, chicken and tuna, dried beef, pork brains in milk gravy, salmon.
                                                                                                                                                                                    I like to mix peanutbutter and strawberry jelly in a cup and eat it with a spoon
                                                                                                                                                                                    Pickles and cheese in the same bite
                                                                                                                                                                                    So many more

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                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: suzigirl

                                                                                                                                                                                      Pork Brains in Milk Gravy??? You are a truly sick individual. LOL

                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Is it wrong I can't stop thinking about what buttered cheerios would taste like?

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                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Firegoat

                                                                                                                                                                                        Go for it... they're tasty!!! I forgot to point out the good thing about Cheerios and butter... there's no leftover milk in the bowl to worry about!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Phoebe

                                                                                                                                                                                          But do they get soggy from the butter? What ratio of butter to Cheerios? Can't wait to try this. I love the toasty oaty grainy flavor of Cheerios.

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: ohmyyum

                                                                                                                                                                                            This is like a train wreck we're all gonna ride on!

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: ohmyyum

                                                                                                                                                                                              There is no real ratio of butter to Cheerios. Remember I was a little kid. We'd just heat some butter in a pan, and pour it over a large bowl of Cheerios. They never got soggy because you don't want them "swimming" in butter. I bet it would be great to use Honey Nut Cheerios too. Get that sweet and salty thing going.

                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: ohmyyum

                                                                                                                                                                                                I posted upthread - the original "official" recipe says 1 T butter to 1 C Cheerios. Melt butter in a pan, then toss the O's in and cook till they're brown. Add salt to taste. Scale up as you see fit. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: truman

                                                                                                                                                                                                  This is not so different than the Chex mix that is so popular. I have often had it with Chex and Cheerios in it, and peanuts, pretzels, etc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  FWIW, i had a cousin that used to make her Chex mix with bacon grease instead of butter or cooking oil. Yum!

                                                                                                                                                                                            2. re: Firegoat

                                                                                                                                                                                              Oooh- slowly sauteed in a skillet, maybe with a tiny bit of worcestershire?

                                                                                                                                                                                            3. Oh my, I have so many.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Unfrosted Pop Tarts, toasted and smeared with butter

                                                                                                                                                                                              Frosted Flakes. I pretty much eat bran cereal now but every so often I buy one of the single serve containers and slice in a banana and top with skim milk.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Corn muffins, split and toasted, spread with butter and grape jelly.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Drakes Funny Bones, can't wait for their return.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Spaghetti with tomato paste and butter. Cook the spaghetti. Brown butter then add a can of tomato paste. Simmer until pasta is done. Drain, add tomato paste mixture and stir. Eat fast, once it gets cold it's disgusting but when it's hot, oh so good!

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                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Jpan99

                                                                                                                                                                                                On a hot summer morning there is nothing like frosted flakes with strawberry ice or strawberry sherbet for breakfast. Slicing a few fresh strawberries on as well doesn't hurt.

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Jpan99

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hey now, ain't a thing wrong about a Unfrosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tart w/ a schmear of butter! Why, it's almost a delicacy!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                2. White Castles. I will not eat this in front of my husband.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cannot NOT eat entire tube of Pringles at once.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Little Caesar's $5.00 Hot 'n Ready pizza. Occasionally for lunch - you just can't beat $5.00.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Green can of Parmesan. I have a fridge full of the real stuff, some I brought with me from Rome myself, but buttered noodles and the green canned stuff is heaven. Tastes like childhood. Tastes like home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  In times of desperation and hopelessness, I do this: stick bag of plain M&M's in the microwave. Nuke till they're melty but shells still intact. They kinda pop when you eat them at this temperature. Pour bag into opened jar of crunchy peanut butter. Spoon.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: NonnieMuss

                                                                                                                                                                                                    omg. microwaved m&ms. my brain just exploded.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: NonnieMuss

                                                                                                                                                                                                      I'm guilty as charge regarding Little Caeser's. We call it the "Five forty two out the door" (cost including tax). It's perfect after an afternoon at the bar.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: NonnieMuss

                                                                                                                                                                                                        For a variation on your M&M theme, take a spoonful of Nutella, then dip it into a bag of peanut M&Ms. Eat and repeat.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: NonnieMuss

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ha ha! I won't eat White Castles in front of my husband either! I wait until he goes on a business trip and then I drive from Baltimore to NEW JERSEY to get them. I'm from the midwest and miss them terribly.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          We need to start a ladies' "book" club where we just eat White Castles.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: amyatkendall

                                                                                                                                                                                                            You know they sell these in the freezer section of the supermarket? Not the same but if your really desperate....

                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. McDonald's double cheeseburger, sometimes with 'mac' sauce. And Hostess Lemon pies. I am so ashamed.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: jeanmarieok

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Did they bring the Hostess Fruit Pies back? Love those Apple and Cherry pies with no apples or cherries in either. Just gel. Mmmm, fruit flavored gel! (Insert Homer drool here).

                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Jerseygirl111

                                                                                                                                                                                                              I didn't know they were gone - I haven't looked for one lately. I feel pretty confident that I had a couple during a stressful week in January. And they were delicious.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: jeanmarieok

                                                                                                                                                                                                                I used to like their lemon and chocolate pies when I was a kid. Pretty much pure sugar.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Wasabi peas. Seriously. I eat them until I am near to crying from the burn, and then just have to have one more. It's sad.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Also, Tostitos brand tortilla chips and Chi-Chi's original (not fiesta) medium salsa. Get out of my way, I'll kill the bag and the jar in one sitting.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: tzurriz

                                                                                                                                                                                                              I eat salt and vinegar chips until I start getting little bumps on my tongue and cuts to the corners of my mouth. And then go back for more.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: tzurriz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                When I was in High School, my sister, mother (a middle school teacher herself), and I would sit down after school a couple of times a week, with a bag of tostitos and a jar of salsa, and we'd chat, do homework (or grade papers in my mom's case), and not get up until the chips were gone.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: tzurriz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  awwww. See now that's sweet! not dirty at all!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: tzurriz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I eat Tostitos chips with nothing else, that's even sicker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: tzurriz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I can't keep Tostitos in the house. I'll demolish a party sized bag before my SO can even sit down with me.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Kontxesi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        And the new Tostitos cantina style chips are even more addictive (though luckily the bag is also smaller).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. I think I regret starting this thread. So many idea. So little time and tastebuds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. gravy. on everything. gotta love the sauce!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Gastronomos

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          If you ever come to Oklahoma i wlll happily fly down and meet you at Murphy's in Bartlesville.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Firegoat

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            looking forward to taking you up on that!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Firegoat

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              OMG- my Mom grew up eating at Murphys! ( closed on Mondays) the hot hambugers... my Aunt makes the orange dressing that they all use to put on their fries...I barely remember the candy drawer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. nobody has better "secrets" than CHers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Canned corn. Put in fridge, chill in can.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Open can. Drink liquid. eat corn.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Process can also be used with green beans or wax beans.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: laliz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Oh, I love frozen corn, off the cob. I eat half of it before it even gets reheated, and then have to struggle to share what is left with the family.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I've been known to microwave some frozen corn, add mayo, butter, and parmesan cheese, and call it lunch (for myself only!)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: laliz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Cold canned green beans! I forgot about that!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Have to be the french cut.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: happybaker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Agreed on the French cut. I don't know why. They just taste better.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. re: laliz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I eat canned creamed corn from the jar.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: NanaMoussecurry

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    What jar? Or do you mean straight from the can?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. re: laliz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Corn, absolutely. beans not for me.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. I have to hang my head in shame. Demote me to just a chow. At the 90 responses point, 17 are in my too lazy to cook rotation. Thankfully, some gave multiple answers, so I may not be as awful as I think I am.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Doesn't everybody eat peanut butter with a spoon. Aftering mashing it in a box of Cheerios?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. White Castle hamburgers. I consider them a Midwest treasure. I have them every time I go back to the Chicago area. My Florida girlfriend thinks I'm nuts.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Taco Bell Supreme Tacos with salsa. It's not Mexican food, but it's a food category all of its own. Call it "Americanized pseudo-Mex."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Chef Boy-R-Dee lasagne spread out in a pan with sauteed chopped onions and extra garlic, covered with Kraft "green box" parmesan cheese. Then baked at 275 degrees for thirty minutes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jif Crunchy peanut butter on a spoon. Repeat as needed.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Why does everything sound so good?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Here's mine from just a half hour ago. This was my lunch:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: alliegator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It would be even better if you had gotten it from the 99 cents store...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Mine isn't so much weird or gross, but might be seen as not-quite-adult. Sometimes I like to skip cooking from scratch and all the healthy stuff entirely and just go straight for pre-packaged dessert yumminess. Today I had shortbread cookies for lunch (the commercial pre-made kind, in the familiar plaid box). Salad schmalad.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Oh and I see a thunderstorm brewing, so I may break out the cheap grocery-store white wine and drink it--with ice cubes!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I blame everything on barometric pressure. I'll return to salmon salad and mineral water tomorrow ...although tomorrow could turn out to be an Ice-cream-for-breakfast kinda day.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: pedalfaster

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              All so familiar with your dilemma. We are a healthy eating, cook-at-home couple...but when my spouse travels on business, all bets are off! It gets especially bad when I'm off from work...for instance, today's consumption started off as usual, 2 cups of coffee and a banana for breakfast...followed by a mid-morning snack of 3 'Alouette Italian Herb Cheese Cubes' spread upon Triscuit Thin Crisps...followed by a late lunch of 'TJ's Tater Tots' w/ ketchup...followed by an amuse bouche of 'Hannah Tzatziki' & pretzel sticks...closed out by cocktail hour. But the upside is there are no witnesses! LOL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: gemini0660

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The banana gave you away. You were thinking about healthy. 1 demerit. 8-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Slurpees. Too much sugar, sooo bad for me, but on a sweltering summer day, a syrupy Coke Slurpee makes me swoon.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jerseygirl111

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Jerseygirl111

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I love Coke slurpees too but it leaves a disgusting film on my tongue. Does that happen to you?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Jpan99

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  That is why I like only the fruit slurpees

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Jpan99

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Really? I can't say I ever noticed a film so I'll have to say I guess not.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. re: Jerseygirl111

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I love them too! I get the sugar-free cherry lime ones but I still feel guilty - all of that dye and artificial sweetener but so delicious!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: amyatkendall

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Is Sonic open yet? Sometimes there is just an itch only a Slurpee or a Slushee can scratch. I would also like to state here officially that I am offended that Dairy Queen changed the name of the Mister Misty.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: amyatkendall

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        One of our local 7-11's (there are 3 very close to us) now has Sugar free Sprite Slurpees with Splenda. I have never seen SF Cherry Lime, DH would love those.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I'll never forget the time we were in 7-11 one sweltering Saturday and my DH was carrying the cardboard tray with three Slurpees to the register. A man with his two kids, no older than six walked past and the boy yelled excitedly, "Dad, what is that? Can we get those?" And the Dad responded, "Too much sugar, too much sugar!" My husband was so ashamed. But we laughed at it much later whilst enjoying our icy cool Slurps.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. re: Jerseygirl111

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        OK. Since you mentioned Slurpees, I'm gonna step into the box.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        When we go to the movies, I stop at the store and buy a half pint of Cuervo and stick it in my pocket.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        When we get to the movie, I buy a large Slurpee. Somethin' fruity.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We sit down. I take a big pull of the frozen drink and replace it with the tequila,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Me and Mrs. Z then proceed to share it as we watch the film.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Popcorn optional.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: MGZ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          We have done that with Absolut before. Great way to enjoy a movie (popcorn not optional for me :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Similarly, in college, that was one of our favorite things to do for football tailgates while still underage - run by Sonic, get huge Cherry Limeades, and replace a good portion of the drink with some vodka/rum/whatever was handy. We thought we were so slick...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: MGZ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I got away with drinking in a lot of places I shouldn't in college by adding vodka to lemon lime slurpees.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: juliejulez

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I worked a summer or two at a tiny little drive up ice cream place in a very small town when I was maybe 15 or 16 years old. The senior guys at the high school would come by and ask for a big drinking cup with lid straw and about the amount of vanilla ice cream in the bottom of it that you'd put in a small cone. Then they'd promptly go out to the parking lot and fill it up with beer to make a beer float.....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: girloftheworld

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Alamo Draft House has a Guiness Milkshake. It is really pretty good. I'd bet these guys weren't using guiness, though.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: TroyTempest

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    guiness has that smell though.. you know like it would taste like those orange and black wrapped halloween candy? When I have used guiness to cook with it adds that ... thick malty taste..

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: girloftheworld

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      "[Y]ou know those orange and black wrapped halloween candy? When I have used guiness to cook with it has that ...taste"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I can see that . . . . actually, I can kinda taste it. Well put, Kid.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. re: TroyTempest

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Most dark beers, both bitter or roasty, go quite well with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Tripeler

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I have a recipe for choc ice cream with Guinness that is so insanely delicious I would trample tiny humans to get a scoop. And I hate Guinness and don't love chocolate on their own.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: ricepad

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Avec plaisir! I thought I'd better google before I posted because I got the recipe from another Hound and couldn't remember where it originated. Sure enough, it's dear David Leibovitz: http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-revie...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The brilliant modification said CH has made it to freeze it in these Ikea ice pop makers http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/search/?que... (these are fabulous, dirt cheap and make a trip to Ikea worthwhile) rather than in an ice cream maker. Absolute heaven.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. re: Firegoat

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I'm fond of all kinds of junk, but that beer float sounds really bad. Did you ever taste one? What was it like?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Pwmfan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Of course I tasted one! And yeah, they weren't using Guiness. If I recall correctly the popular beer at that time and location with the guys would have been Coors, Coors Light or Budweiser. It tasted absolutely vile. To be fair, at that age I thought all beer of all types that I got a sip or two of tasted vile. It took me a while to acquire the taste for it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I have not tried it since.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Gastronomos

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Naturally! Back in the day when I was going to school in the big city of Minneapolis .....Kansas.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. re: Firegoat

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Beerfloats rule. Flying Dog's Raging Bitch IPA is the best one I've tried it with, but I'm willin' to keep doin' the research.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. re: juliejulez

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Uh, I do this currently...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      For example, why would a place open up a food truck food court and not allow alcohol? I don't know, but they do, and it bugs me.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: alliegator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Uh yeah, that's dumb. It's also dumb how much more alcohol costs at sports venues. You can get a plain lemonade for like $4 and flask it up! I would do the slurpee thing again too, except I haven't found lemon lime slurpees in too many places anymore. It's not the same w/ cherry.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: juliejulez

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Not just alcohol, a bottle of water at a college football game is about $5, IIRC.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. re: MGZ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      "When we get to the movie, I buy a large Slurpee. Somethin' fruity.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      We sit down. I take a big pull of the frozen drink and replace it with the tequila,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Me and Mrs. Z then proceed to share it as we watch the film."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      So awesome! But of course you take a cab home after the show.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Domino's pizza, dipped in ranch dressing or the habanero sauce

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Had it for lunch today.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Filet o fish, stacked with bbq sauce coated chicken nuggets.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      You can only fit 4 in so have to have 2 as a starter.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. finally, chow i can relate to. naw, i like the 'good stuff' too, but it's nice to see this side of fellow chowhounds. I've seen a lot that I'm anxious to try. A few of my peccadilloes as follows:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Macaroni salad with warm gravy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Spam, preferably grilled or pan fried (but spam tempura or a battered deep fried spam musubi is good too. I could come up with a list of spam recipes)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Burgers or chicken pan fried topped with sauteed mushrooms and onions smothered in 'browned' campbell's cream of mushroom soup served on a bed of rice or pasta.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Durkee's or French's deep fried onions right out of the can. buy one can for the green bean casserole, one can to eat.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and (gasp) raw ground beef on rye bread with a little butter and salt, just the way grandma liked it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: KaimukiMan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Spam musubi on Maui... but only in Maui :-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          French's deep fried onions are better than pot chips...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              linguafood, what part of the world are you residing in at this point in time? I'm here on Long Island, NY. Just curious :-)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ...kinda like kale chips....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  then you are in a good place for chips... :-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Gastronomos

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I don't eat potato chips unless at poker games. Like tonight. But mostly, I leave them to our guests.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Gastronomos

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        LOL, he clearly meant 'better than POTATO chips' NOT pot chips...OMG, I'm still laughing!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. re: Gastronomos

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I am not as selective as you; I will devour Span musubi on any beach on any of the Hawaiian islands

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Pwmfan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    OK, the Big Island, many years back... was where I was first introduced. My appreciation for it came on Maui though...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    But I guess you're right... any beach will do...:-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Gastronomos

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Altho I would PREFER to eat musubi on the beach, I'll eat 'em anywhere. Kinda like green eggs & ham. On a boat, with a goat, in car, at a bar...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: ricepad

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I would like to agree with you but can attest to the fact that something is missing when consumed at a Christmas party in MN with with the wind howling and thesnow swirling outside. Wonder what that could be?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Pwmfan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the counterargument:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Personally, I strive to give my guests whatever they're looking for. If a guest has a request and I have the means to meet it on hand, so be it. If I don't believe in a particular spirit, beer etc, it won't be in the bar in the first place- so it's not an issue. To me, that is hospitality. That is a lack of pretension that makes me love the Midwest.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Gloppies: A recipe my brother learned at Lafayette College.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Triscuit with a 1/4-inch chunk of your favorite cheese and a slice of pickled jalapeno. Microwave just until the cheese starts to bubble so it doesn't run all over. Chase with a brewski.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. This is a childhood family food secret: take a jar of peanut butter, mix in maple syrup and then smear it on white bread (or just eat it straight).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Also, I love corn dogs - the kind that come in a huge frozen box. The Schwanns delivery ones are good, too. I can eat about 8 corn dogs in a row.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Also, not a food, but I love those TGI Friday's drink mixers - the orange creamsicle, mudslide, etc. I normally drink healthy red wine but when I'm alone it's the syrupy drinks and corn dogs.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: amyatkendall

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I love PB&Co Mighty Maple so that sounds awesome!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: amyatkendall

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I love the Friday's Mudslide! I'm even guilty of bringing it to a BBQ (well, it was a last minute thing). I think I've got some in the freezer....must defrost it tonight, perfect for the heat wave coming on!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: alwayshungrygal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Oh you don't have to defrost it, it's good in its frozen state!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. 128 replies and no Fluffernutters? As it was her birthday, I introduced DW to this childhood staple just yesterday, albeit with sunflower butter instead of peanut butter, as she has a peanut allergy. On white bread of course. She suggested we make it a birthday tradition. I'll bet this jar of Fluff will keep till next year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Every couple of weeks I have groceries delivered. The last time he accidentally included package of Kraft Singles. I used them to make cheeseburgers. We both enjoyed them.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      To fully utilize the white bread and the Kraft Singles, I also have some bologna. No yellow mustard in the house, so Grey Poupon will have to do.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Salted PB on celery is a favorite.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Taking apart two Oreos and making a double-stuff Oreo. Better yet, taking apart two Double Stuff Oreos and making a fourple stuff Oreo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The list goes on and on....and if I run out of ideas I can refer back to this thread.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Oh god I'm a crap food junky. I can't keep any of this in the house so it's usually reserved for road trips when I grab it at gas stations. Some also makes appearances at SO's family get togethers. Here's a few I can think of right now:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Popeyes Chicken

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ding Dongs and HoHos

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mustard Gardetto's Pretzels

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Rice Krispy Treats, the pre-made kind in the wrapper

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hot & Spicy Cheeze-Its

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Beef Jerky/Beef Sticks of any kind, including Slim Jims (can I get a "hell yes" Alliegator?)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pizza Hut with Pan Crust, Pepperoni only.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        And, the ultimate, Easy Cheese. On any kind of cracker, or, if I'm alone, just squeezed onto my finger.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        If I'm "cooking" at home one of my favorites is ditalini pasta, with fat free Kraft mayo, and seasoned salt. That's it. I don't eat this much these days but it used to be a weekly staple.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: juliejulez

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oh hell yes to the beef jerky (and slim jims) Of course I can make my own and have.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          My road trip food.... serious my ex would pack my car/truck with this when I was heading out on a trip. Jack O' Links Beef Jerky and David's sunflower seeds. I can really mess up the interior of a vehicle.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Firegoat

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            this is a whole 'nother food genre..."car food" - That would be Jacks Beef jerky, TGIF chips, vanilla wafers,AWcream soda...and those cheese and crackers with the red plastic spreaders

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: girloftheworld

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              HANDISNACKS!!!!!!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Girloftheworld, we'd be dangerous together.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: ohmyyum

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I enjoy a ripe Delice De Bourgogne on a fresh baguette with the best of them but sometimes only a Handisnack will do (the cracker version only - the breadstick version doesn't work for me).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Pwmfan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  of course .. you must have that artifical butter salty cracker!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: juliejulez

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Those Gardettos Mustard Pretzels are addictive! We've got some small bags in our office and I keep averting my eyes as I walk past them. An open bag is quickly an empty bag.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. I treat myself to a SPAM and Miracle Whip sandwich with white bread once a year around the 4th of July.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: mudcat

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                It is obviously on your mind. Tick tock...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Salt and vinegar chips with store bought french onion dip and a bottle of cheap white wine with lots of ice. Or doritos and that bean dip in those little cans and of course cheap wine. I can't help it I love chips and dip and why waste good wine on it the cheap stuff works. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: itsmejessica

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No...S&V chips definitely call for well-chilled champagne!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: itsmejessica

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I think the running theme here is Cheap Wine, just sayin'... ;-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: gemini0660

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          My mother was a wine snob, she would only drink Carlo Rossi Chablis- don't try to slip her any of that Carlo Rossi Rhine crap.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sometimes i'll buy a gallon and keep it in the fridge so I don't have to put ice in it. I'm shocked at how much the price has gone up, though.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. As someone else posted, alternating very healthy days with days of more or less junk food keeps things interesting.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Some junk I get into: recently I've been stocking up on crackers and cookies and dried seaweed snack from a korean grocer. the best whole wheat type cookie with a chocolate film on top, dd likes them for breakfast.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I can't keep chips in the house or will just eat them without stop. Lately we've been having Shake Shack once a week- tonight I got the cheese fries. I too love american cheesey sauce. Because it's summer I'm not thinking so much about grilled cheese, but hit the dead of winter not much more comforting than american cheese on buttered white bread fried until golden on both sides. cut at a diagonal and served with hot chocolate made from melted bittersweet chocolate and shirred whole milk.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Oops, it wasnt' supposed to go this direction...my preference is not for the junkiest of junk but if put in front of me I cannot** resist Fritos or Cheetos or nacho cheese dip. or ranch dressing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sometime in the south restaurant served ranch dressing with french fries, along wtih the fried entree. Dangerous. Goes well with pizza as well.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: fara

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I try not to buy chips as I know they are my weakness.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: fara

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            My husband must, *must* have a side of ranch to dip fries in. Doesn't matter the restaurant. Never thought of it being a Southern thing, but maybe that's why!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: fara

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I can't eat sweet potato fries without ranch dressing. Never, ever.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: alwayshungrygal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Not trying to dissuade you from what works for you, but if you like spicy stuff chipotle ketchup is amazing with sweet potato fries. I hardly ever eat ketchup so it's almost a guilty pleasure in itself!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Smoked oysters in oil. I eat them straight from the tin with a toothpick while I watch bad, late-night t.v.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I'm also guilty of liking a few of the hungry man frozen dinners....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: hauckpdx

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I love those smoked oysters on a Triscuit. Haven't had that in years...I stopped that when I was on WW, too many guilty calories.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: hauckpdx

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I love smoked oysters and eat them the same way!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. I eat my peas with honey;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I've done it all my life.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  It makes the peas taste funny,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  But it keeps them on the knife.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: MGZ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I'm almost afraid to ask- what happened to Food Fuser?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: MGZ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thanks, MGZ, I appreciate it. Sad news indeed.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: MGZ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        thanks. it hits me every now and again.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Gastronomos

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I went to the market to pick up a coupla last minute items just after I read your and EWS's posts. I somehow wound up grabbed a pack of Pillsbury cresent rollls for shits and giggles. I may just wrap a piece or two around some cheese and throw 'em into the hot oil to make the Dough Boy smile!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Ritz crackers topped with a slice of hardboiled egg and a dollop of Russian dressing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      "chicken ina bisket" crackers right out the box

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      dehydrated potato flakes. Makes the most unbelievable crust for fish

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: foodieX2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mmm Chicken ina Bisket crackers! I saw some of those in the store the other day. They reminded me of my grandmother. She always had those when we came to visit! Nothing tastes quite like them (including chickens and biscuits)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Firegoat

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I grew up eating Chicken in a Bisket crackers as a small child. (Cheez-its too!) First introduced in 1964. Vegemite, bacon, nacho, barbecue, crispy potato, and salt & vinegar are some of the flavors sold in Australia. I'll stick to the chicken.....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. When my Mrs. Richardson's butterscotch caramel topping is about 3/4 gone I heat the jar in the microwave and scoop my ice-cream into it...not "Ew weird", I suppose, but "resourceful" since I'm not dirtying a bowl (and it's actually easier to eat it out of that jar!).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. I buy my own container of Nutella and stick my index finger into the jar and scoop it out little by little....I do not like to use a spoon, I don't know why. :-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Hamburger Helper Stroganoff. Even I know it's bad.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: deputygeorgie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              When I was in undergrad my roomie and I ate LOTs of Hamburger Helper Lasagna .... with parmesan cheese from the green can and ketchup! That and the Jiffy Blueberry muffins from the little blue box with a bottle of squeeze margarine. I haven't done either in a long time, but they are starting to sound tempting.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Firegoat

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Squeeze liquid Margarine! Growing up, nothing else would suffice on pancakes, especially blueberry pancakes. Thanks for bringing back childhood memories.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Jerseygirl111

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I'm addicted to Mrs. Butterworth's syrup. It's just so darn buttery! I keep a bottle of real maple syrup on hand for cooking, and on the off chance that we need to cook breakfast for guests. How twisted is that?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: DuffyH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Nothing but the best artificial for my family!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: DuffyH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Growing up my mom always served Mrs. Butterworth's syrup. They say that the first pizza you grow up with as a kid is the pizza you tend to like as an adult. That may be true for syrup. When I lived in Oklahoma I bought Griffin's syrup because it was made locally. I don't normally buy syrup now but I'd probably grab Mrs. Butterworth's by reflex.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Firegoat

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I think that's true for a lot of foods. I'll pass on a hot dog if it's not Oscar Mayer, and despite enjoying many baked mac n' cheese variations, my all-time favorite is made on the stovetop with Velveeta and milk.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        My son has the same house rules. And that's how traditions are made. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: DuffyH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          My rule along those lines is to buy Welch's grape jelly. No other brand tastes quite right or has the right consistency.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          It only matters with grape jelly, because that's the only flavor I liked to eat as a kid.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. re: Firegoat

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hmm. I grew up eating Aunt Jemima's but out on my own started buying Mrs. Butterworth's, now we buy whatever storebrand is made with Splenda. I do buy real MS for baking but it's too sweet to use otherwise.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Firegoat

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I grew up with Appian Way pizza in a box that they at some point included a pizza p. I loved it when we had it as a kid but my tastes have moved on, although now that I think about it, I have no idea what I'd think. I doubt they're still being made.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. re: deputygeorgie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I went to a friend's house for dinner when I was in grade school. Her mom served HH Potato Stroganoff with frozen peas mixed in. I thought it was wonderful. We never had stuff like that at home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: DuffyH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          We never had it growing up either. An ex boyfriend had never had 'real' stroganoff until we dated. He said it was gross and preferred hamburger helper.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: deputygeorgie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I do prefer the flavor of from-scratch stroganoff. But it's expensive and can be a pain to make, so I often say the hell with it and open the box. So cheap, so easy, so good.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            And yes, I picked up some HH today at the grocery; it was on sale, along with Pasta Roni. We're addicted to Parmesan Pasta Roni, one of the greatest side dishes ever invented.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: DuffyH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Those little pasta ronis make a fast tasty side!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. re: deputygeorgie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I recommended because I was so blown away by exbf- people like that there's no salvation for.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Firegoat, I'll admit that I have posted this basic formula up here before, but my belly isn't been right for a bit of time now and I didn't feel like searchin' for it.. You can imagine what it's like for one-a those mangy 'hounds who paw through your trash to not wanna eat? It's like havin' to watch Ansel Adams go blind over a coupla days.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Leavin' my current woes aside, here goes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          You saute some finely minced onions in butter until soft. You add in some minced garlic only 'til you can smell it and turn off the heat. You then add in a pound of crab - shit you picked is best, but even the cheap canned stuff will do.*

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          When that's just warm enough, you stir it together with about a jar of Cheese Whiz, and a couple darts of hot sauce. Tobasco is the old school classic, but try what you have on hand. Ground, dried chiles would work too (I once used habanero powder)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          While you are puttin' this Bayville, trailer park abomination together, you should be toasting a bunch of English Muffins. The crab cheese mixture gets spread on top of those halves. They go into a hot oven until the Whiz bubbles and starts to brown.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I submit this White Trash, Jersey Cocktail Party App to you from one Cheese Whiz aficionado to another. Someday, when I'm feelin' better, remind me to wax about "ham and whiz" subs. Gross as can be . . . . and equally fantastic!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          *Even "Krab" can work with this. In fact, that might make it a little more "infield at the Daytona 500", for fun.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: MGZ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Geez MGZ, I probably pass you in the Bayville Shop Rite every week! Stand next to you at the deli and shit. Crazy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jerseygirl111

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Jerseygirl111

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I live a bit Northeast of there. But, . . . I have a feelin' though that if you see me in the supermarket you'll know me right away. I'm gonna be that guy tellin' the kid behind the deli counter that he wants his turkey slices thick, "Set it to seventeen." Or charmin' the lady at the meat counter to cut me a two rib section of that beef that's on sale.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Otherwise, you'll find me in a bar sometime. Drinkin' with the Mrs. I'll likely have a tequila and a beer in front of me. She might too. The things that'll probly give us away is that she's a pretty little thing and I look like a linebacker who didn't shower after the game - peppered with scabs and scars.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              When you come into the bar, your friend will say, "Oh my God, she could do so much better than him."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Later, however, you'll both agree, "Yeah, I kinda get it." Remember though, that's the vodka talkin'.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Nevertheless, try my old school crabby patties. They're pretty good. Just make sure that you add a scoop of mayo durin' the mixin stage and let 'em heat until they bubble and brown a bit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. re: MGZ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Okay, if I ever lose my mind an audition for Hell's Kitchen, Top Chef or Masterchef.... this will be my audition signature dish!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              And I would eat this. Cheez Whiz and Crab (or Krab)? What could go wrong?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Firegoat

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hell, that would be cool. Just promise to futz with it, call 'em Crab-Z-Patties and, remember, like I said, the dish is meant to be more Daytona Infield than the Grandstands at Augusta . . .. Right field bleachers in foul terrotory, not two rows up from the dugout or behind the plate.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: MGZ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I will clearly need some sort of Mayo dipping sauce.... Scratch that. Miracle Whip dipping sauce.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. So many.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I love, LOVE chili cheese fritos.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Triscuit/sharp chedder 2% singles sandwiches. You fold the processed cheese into quarters, one quarter per two crackers. Put a good drop of louisiana hot sauce on the cheese, sandwich between two crackers. ohh, yummy sodium.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Powdered mashed potatoes, made with milk and extra butter in the microwave. For dinner. All by itself.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cooked oatmeal (cooked in milk) with lots of fish sauce and cheese, and hot tomato salsa. I know it's wrong but it feels so right.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Maruchan ramen, chicken and mushroom flavor, with a hunk of cheese in the bottom of the bowl and vlasic hot pepper rings on top.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Rotel/velveeta eaten with a spoon.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Second the cold Chef Boyardee beef ravioli out of the can. With a fork, to avoid the extraneous tomato sauce. Also for dinner.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cracker Jack. I'm so glad this stuff comes in smallish packages.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Box wine with ice and water - hey, it was good enough for Julius Caesar (well, his didn't come from a box, but they trucked ice down from the Alps or so I've read).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              /covers face

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Teague

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                "Cooked oatmeal (cooked in milk) with lots of fish sauce and cheese, and hot tomato salsa. I know it's wrong but it feels so right."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                how did you even come up with this? be honest..was there herbal insperation behind this?