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What is your dirty little food secret?

Firegoat Jun 25, 2013 07:14 AM

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. Monica RE: Firegoat Jun 25, 2013 07:18 AM

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

    1. pinehurst RE: Firegoat Jun 25, 2013 07:21 AM

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

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        HillJ RE: Firegoat Jun 25, 2013 07:29 AM

        Cracker Jack...is crack.

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          wellbaked RE: HillJ Aug 3, 2013 01:20 AM

          What bout fittle faddle ?

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            INDIANRIVERFL RE: wellbaked Aug 3, 2013 06:56 AM

            Screaming Yellow Zonkers.

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              pine time RE: INDIANRIVERFL Aug 3, 2013 12:40 PM

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

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            suzigirl RE: HillJ Aug 3, 2013 10:00 AM

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

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              pine time RE: HillJ Aug 3, 2013 12:43 PM

              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!

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              beevod RE: Firegoat Jun 25, 2013 08:06 AM

              Geophagy.

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                Firegoat RE: beevod Jun 25, 2013 08:08 AM

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

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                  BuildingMyBento RE: beevod Jun 25, 2013 10:29 AM

                  pica?

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                    Gastronomos RE: beevod Jun 26, 2013 10:11 AM

                    DE as a dietary suppliment

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                      EWSflash RE: Gastronomos Jul 13, 2013 01:29 PM

                      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.

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                        INDIANRIVERFL RE: EWSflash Jul 14, 2013 08:18 AM

                        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.

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                          EWSflash RE: INDIANRIVERFL Aug 3, 2013 05:27 PM

                          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,

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                            sandylc RE: EWSflash Aug 3, 2013 08:05 PM

                            Most people harbor parasites more often than you would think.

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                      Caroline1 RE: beevod Jul 9, 2013 05:29 PM

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

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                      holypeaches RE: Firegoat Jun 25, 2013 08:38 AM

                      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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                        holypeaches RE: holypeaches Jun 25, 2013 04:07 PM

                        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.

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                          Terrieltr RE: holypeaches Jul 4, 2013 11:21 AM

                          And now I'm hungry....

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                            Agiyosi RE: holypeaches Jul 13, 2013 01:27 PM

                            Love salt & vinegar chips.

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                            happybaker RE: holypeaches Jun 26, 2013 02:06 PM

                            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!

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                              holypeaches RE: happybaker Jun 27, 2013 01:55 AM

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

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                              The Professor RE: holypeaches Jul 9, 2013 02:21 PM

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

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

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                                sauterc RE: holypeaches Jul 10, 2013 07:46 AM

                                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

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                                  buttertart RE: sauterc Jul 10, 2013 01:41 PM

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

                              2. macca RE: Firegoat Jun 25, 2013 08:40 AM

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

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                                  ferret RE: macca Jun 25, 2013 09:37 AM

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

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                                    macca RE: ferret Jun 26, 2013 07:33 AM

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

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                                      jbsiegel RE: macca Jun 28, 2013 05:42 PM

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

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                                        PotatoHouse RE: jbsiegel Jun 29, 2013 06:05 AM

                                        Amazon.com still sells it.

                                        http://www.amazon.com/Tab-Soda-12-Can...

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                                          mariacarmen RE: jbsiegel Jun 30, 2013 08:34 PM

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

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                                          holypeaches RE: macca Jun 29, 2013 12:01 AM

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

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                                            EWSflash RE: holypeaches Jul 13, 2013 01:33 PM

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

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                                              The Professor RE: EWSflash Jul 25, 2013 06:46 PM

                                              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.

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                                                DuffyH RE: The Professor Jul 25, 2013 07:44 PM

                                                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!

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                                                  crabwoman RE: DuffyH Jan 10, 2014 12:24 PM

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

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                                                  John E. RE: The Professor Jul 25, 2013 09:49 PM

                                                  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.

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                                                    jujuthomas RE: The Professor Jul 26, 2013 08:03 AM

                                                    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.

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                                                      fldhkybnva RE: jujuthomas Jul 26, 2013 09:01 AM

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

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                                                        jbsiegel RE: fldhkybnva Jul 26, 2013 11:51 AM

                                                        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.

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                                                          equalibra RE: jbsiegel Aug 4, 2013 11:29 AM

                                                          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.

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                                                            crabwoman RE: equalibra Jan 10, 2014 12:30 PM

                                                            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!)

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                                            cheesecake17 RE: macca Jun 25, 2013 07:07 PM

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

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                                              macca RE: cheesecake17 Jun 26, 2013 07:33 AM

                                              now that sounds good!

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                                                sandylc RE: cheesecake17 Jun 28, 2013 07:24 PM

                                                Cheez-its and peanut butter.

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                                              INDIANRIVERFL RE: Firegoat Jun 25, 2013 08:42 AM

                                              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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                                                Jeri L RE: INDIANRIVERFL Jun 25, 2013 05:09 PM

                                                I love port wine cheddar cheese spread.

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                                                  Firegoat RE: Jeri L Jun 26, 2013 06:03 AM

                                                  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.

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                                                    pinehurst RE: Firegoat Jun 26, 2013 09:28 AM

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

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                                                      INDIANRIVERFL RE: pinehurst Jun 26, 2013 11:11 AM

                                                      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.

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                                                        amyatkendall RE: INDIANRIVERFL Jun 26, 2013 03:51 PM

                                                        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.

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                                                      DuffyH RE: Firegoat Jul 13, 2013 05:29 PM

                                                      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.

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                                                        INDIANRIVERFL RE: DuffyH Jul 14, 2013 08:20 AM

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

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                                                  Nanzi RE: Firegoat Jun 25, 2013 09:27 AM

                                                  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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                                                    laliz RE: Nanzi Jun 26, 2013 10:03 AM

                                                    O.M.G. (swoon)

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                                                      ItalGreyHound RE: Nanzi Jun 27, 2013 01:35 PM

                                                      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...

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                                                        girloftheworld RE: ItalGreyHound Jun 27, 2013 02:34 PM

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

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                                                          ohmyyum RE: girloftheworld Jun 27, 2013 03:43 PM

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

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                                                            girloftheworld RE: ohmyyum Jun 27, 2013 03:56 PM

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

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                                                              TroyTempest RE: girloftheworld Jun 28, 2013 07:55 AM

                                                              Your wish will come true soon. We're getting 3 of them.
                                                              http://www.kvue.com/news/Third-Trader...

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                                                            ItalGreyHound RE: girloftheworld Jun 28, 2013 07:37 AM

                                                            ooh, good call!

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                                                              girloftheworld RE: ItalGreyHound Jun 28, 2013 10:09 AM

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

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                                                          KaimukiMan RE: Nanzi Jun 27, 2013 06:28 PM

                                                          we call it microwave fudge

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                                                            sandylc RE: KaimukiMan Jun 28, 2013 07:29 PM

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

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                                                          BuildingMyBento RE: Firegoat Jun 25, 2013 10:31 AM

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

                                                          Jonathan
                                                          http://buildingmybento.com
                                                          http://collaterallettuce.com

                                                          1. chefjeannine RE: Firegoat Jun 25, 2013 10:34 AM

                                                            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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                                                              Jerseygirl111 RE: chefjeannine Jun 26, 2013 01:45 PM

                                                              Oh nothing else will do!

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                                                                alwayshungrygal RE: Jerseygirl111 Jun 27, 2013 04:01 PM

                                                                +1

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

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                                                                EWSflash RE: chefjeannine Jul 13, 2013 01:41 PM

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

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                                                                  jbsiegel RE: EWSflash Jul 13, 2013 05:16 PM

                                                                  Same...divide into 4 strips and eat!

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                                                                    Firegoat RE: jbsiegel Jul 14, 2013 03:54 AM

                                                                    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!

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                                                                  DuffyH RE: chefjeannine Jul 13, 2013 05:31 PM

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

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                                                                    Kontxesi RE: chefjeannine Aug 5, 2013 06:50 PM

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

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                                                                      DuffyH RE: Kontxesi Aug 5, 2013 07:53 PM

                                                                      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?

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                                                                        Kontxesi RE: DuffyH Aug 6, 2013 04:05 AM

                                                                        Absolutely! Gotta make it feel fancy.

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                                                                    cresyd RE: Firegoat Jun 25, 2013 10:37 AM

                                                                    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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                                                                      Firegoat RE: cresyd Jun 26, 2013 06:03 AM

                                                                      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 :(

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                                                                        Chefpaulo RE: cresyd Jun 26, 2013 03:39 PM

                                                                        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.

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                                                                          cresyd RE: Chefpaulo Jun 27, 2013 02:18 AM

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

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                                                                            holypeaches RE: cresyd Jun 27, 2013 03:42 AM

                                                                            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.

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                                                                            pine time RE: Chefpaulo Jun 28, 2013 11:25 AM

                                                                            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!

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                                                                              lesliej RE: Chefpaulo Jun 28, 2013 02:00 PM

                                                                              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.

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                                                                                Pwmfan RE: lesliej Jun 28, 2013 05:21 PM

                                                                                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

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                                                                                  Firegoat RE: Pwmfan Jun 28, 2013 05:23 PM

                                                                                  This has become one of the most disturbing threads ever.

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                                                                                    Pwmfan RE: Firegoat Jun 28, 2013 05:36 PM

                                                                                    Yes it is and thank you for starting it!

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                                                                                    mikeav8r RE: Pwmfan Aug 3, 2013 02:16 PM

                                                                                    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

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                                                                                  juliejulez RE: Chefpaulo Jun 29, 2013 08:04 PM

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

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                                                                                    foodieX2 RE: juliejulez Jun 30, 2013 06:09 AM

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

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                                                                                  alwayshungrygal RE: cresyd Jun 27, 2013 04:03 PM

                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                    cresyd RE: alwayshungrygal Jun 29, 2013 07:53 AM

                                                                                    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. inaplasticcup RE: Firegoat Jun 25, 2013 10:53 AM

                                                                                  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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                                                                                    mariacarmen RE: inaplasticcup Jun 28, 2013 10:41 PM

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

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                                                                                      MGZ RE: mariacarmen Jul 9, 2013 10:47 PM

                                                                                      Put them together on the same bun.

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                                                                                      Agiyosi RE: inaplasticcup Jul 13, 2013 01:34 PM

                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                        DuffyH RE: Agiyosi Jul 13, 2013 05:35 PM

                                                                                        "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?

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                                                                                          INDIANRIVERFL RE: DuffyH Jul 14, 2013 08:25 AM

                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                            gemini0660 RE: INDIANRIVERFL Jul 14, 2013 12:39 PM

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

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                                                                                              INDIANRIVERFL RE: gemini0660 Jul 15, 2013 05:58 AM

                                                                                              And awed that I made it this far.

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                                                                                          EWSflash RE: Agiyosi Aug 3, 2013 05:31 PM

                                                                                          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. alliegator RE: Firegoat Jun 25, 2013 11:47 AM

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

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                                                                                          fldhkybnva RE: alliegator Jun 25, 2013 05:01 PM

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

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                                                                                            gemini0660 RE: alliegator Jul 8, 2013 05:18 PM

                                                                                            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!

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                                                                                              DuffyH RE: gemini0660 Jul 13, 2013 05:14 PM

                                                                                              I like the Maruchan block, Roast Beef only.

                                                                                          2. PotatoHouse RE: Firegoat Jun 25, 2013 11:57 AM

                                                                                            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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                                                                                              C70 RE: PotatoHouse Jun 25, 2013 06:10 PM

                                                                                              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.

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                                                                                                EWSflash RE: PotatoHouse Jul 13, 2013 01:47 PM

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

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                                                                                                  DuffyH RE: PotatoHouse Jul 13, 2013 05:36 PM

                                                                                                  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!

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                                                                                                    EWSflash RE: DuffyH Aug 3, 2013 05:32 PM

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

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                                                                                                      DuffyH RE: EWSflash Aug 3, 2013 08:07 PM

                                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                                        sandylc RE: EWSflash Aug 3, 2013 08:11 PM

                                                                                                        Available on Amazon.

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                                                                                                          EWSflash RE: sandylc Feb 1, 2014 07:19 PM

                                                                                                          No kidding! Gotta go look

                                                                                                  2. cowboyardee RE: Firegoat Jun 25, 2013 12:02 PM

                                                                                                    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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                                                                                                      inaplasticcup RE: cowboyardee Jun 25, 2013 12:05 PM

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

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                                                                                                        Bada Bing RE: cowboyardee Jun 25, 2013 05:49 PM

                                                                                                        Yeah, sometimes nothing can beat KFC

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                                                                                                          nutmeger RE: cowboyardee Jun 25, 2013 06:03 PM

                                                                                                          You win! Love the honesty.

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                                                                                                            mariacarmen RE: cowboyardee Jun 28, 2013 10:42 PM

                                                                                                            you totally win.

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                                                                                                              Gastronomos RE: cowboyardee Jun 29, 2013 05:14 AM

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

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                                                                                                              nvcook RE: Firegoat Jun 25, 2013 12:48 PM

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

                                                                                                              1. girloftheworld RE: Firegoat Jun 25, 2013 12:55 PM

                                                                                                                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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                                                                                                                  charlesbois RE: girloftheworld Jun 26, 2013 05:59 AM

                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                    DuffyH RE: girloftheworld Jul 13, 2013 05:15 PM

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

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                                                                                                                    RedTop RE: Firegoat Jun 25, 2013 01:07 PM

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

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                                                                                                                      nutmeger RE: RedTop Jun 25, 2013 06:05 PM

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

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                                                                                                                        RedTop RE: nutmeger Jun 26, 2013 08:06 AM

                                                                                                                        Butter. That's just decadent!

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                                                                                                                        Kontxesi RE: RedTop Aug 5, 2013 07:02 PM

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

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                                                                                                                        ricepad RE: Firegoat Jun 25, 2013 01:09 PM

                                                                                                                        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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                                                                                                                          mwhitmore RE: ricepad Jun 25, 2013 06:47 PM

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

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                                                                                                                            TroyTempest RE: ricepad Jun 26, 2013 03:28 PM

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

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                                                                                                                              mariacarmen RE: ricepad Jun 28, 2013 10:43 PM

                                                                                                                              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...

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                                                                                                                                juliejulez RE: mariacarmen Jun 29, 2013 08:05 PM

                                                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                                                  mariacarmen RE: juliejulez Jun 30, 2013 08:35 PM

                                                                                                                                  that's hilarious!

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                                                                                                                                    DuffyH RE: juliejulez Jul 13, 2013 05:39 PM

                                                                                                                                    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!

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                                                                                                                                pine time RE: Firegoat Jun 25, 2013 01:11 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                  Phoebe RE: Firegoat Jun 25, 2013 01:22 PM

                                                                                                                                  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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                                                                                                                                    girloftheworld RE: Phoebe Jun 25, 2013 01:28 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                      Phoebe RE: girloftheworld Jun 25, 2013 05:10 PM

                                                                                                                                      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! ;)

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                                                                                                                                      suzigirl RE: Phoebe Jun 25, 2013 05:11 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                        Phoebe RE: suzigirl Jun 25, 2013 05:27 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                        Pwmfan RE: Phoebe Jun 26, 2013 09:12 AM

                                                                                                                                        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

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                                                                                                                                          happybaker RE: Pwmfan Jun 26, 2013 02:09 PM

                                                                                                                                          Recipe! Recipe!

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                                                                                                                                            Phoebe RE: Pwmfan Jun 26, 2013 04:02 PM

                                                                                                                                            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!!!

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                                                                                                                                              happybaker RE: Phoebe Jun 26, 2013 08:18 PM

                                                                                                                                              Great.

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

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                                                                                                                                                Pwmfan RE: Phoebe Jun 27, 2013 04:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                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!

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                                                                                                                                              Plano Rose RE: Phoebe Jun 26, 2013 09:27 AM

                                                                                                                                              pour on the butter and then toast in oven.

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                                                                                                                                                jbsiegel RE: Plano Rose Jun 26, 2013 09:51 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                  happybaker RE: Plano Rose Jun 26, 2013 02:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                  Ooh.....

                                                                                                                                                  Now I need a box of cheerios...

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                                                                                                                                                  Chefpaulo RE: Phoebe Jun 26, 2013 03:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                                                    happybaker RE: Chefpaulo Jun 26, 2013 08:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                    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...

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                                                                                                                                                      EWSflash RE: happybaker Jul 13, 2013 01:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                                                                                        suzigirl RE: EWSflash Jul 13, 2013 01:57 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                          EWSflash RE: suzigirl Aug 3, 2013 05:33 PM

                                                                                                                                                          Probably did!

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                                                                                                                                                          jbsiegel RE: EWSflash Jul 13, 2013 05:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                          Pretty sure they DO still make it.

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                                                                                                                                                            EWSflash RE: jbsiegel Aug 3, 2013 05:34 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                            DuffyH RE: EWSflash Jul 13, 2013 07:31 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                              ohmyyum RE: EWSflash Jul 13, 2013 07:33 PM

                                                                                                                                                              They make peanut butter toast crunch cereal now too!

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                                                                                                                                                                jbsiegel RE: ohmyyum Jul 14, 2013 01:03 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                          truman RE: Phoebe Jul 18, 2013 11:09 AM

                                                                                                                                                          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... :(

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                                                                                                                                                          eyelasso RE: Firegoat Jun 25, 2013 01:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                          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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                                                                                                                                                            suzigirl RE: eyelasso Jun 25, 2013 05:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                            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

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                                                                                                                                                              fldhkybnva RE: suzigirl Jun 25, 2013 05:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                              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 :)

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                                                                                                                                                                suzigirl RE: fldhkybnva Jun 25, 2013 06:00 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                  fldhkybnva RE: suzigirl Jun 25, 2013 06:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                                                                    suzigirl RE: fldhkybnva Jun 25, 2013 06:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    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.

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                                                                                                                                                                    mwhitmore RE: suzigirl Jun 25, 2013 06:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    Oh no! So good.

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                                                                                                                                                                  alliegator RE: suzigirl Jun 25, 2013 05:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  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...

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                                                                                                                                                                    suzigirl RE: alliegator Jun 25, 2013 06:03 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                      alliegator RE: suzigirl Jun 25, 2013 06:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                                      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....

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                                                                                                                                                                        suzigirl RE: alliegator Jun 25, 2013 06:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                        Lol. To true

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                                                                                                                                                                    amyatkendall RE: suzigirl Jun 26, 2013 03:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    LOL

                                                                                                                                                                3. cookie monster RE: Firegoat Jun 25, 2013 01:33 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  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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                                                                                                                                                                    DuffyH RE: cookie monster Jul 13, 2013 05:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    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!

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                                                                                                                                                                      suzigirl RE: DuffyH Jul 13, 2013 05:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                                      Jealous. They closed my Sweetbay

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                                                                                                                                                                        DuffyH RE: suzigirl Jul 13, 2013 07:32 PM

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

                                                                                                                                                                  2. Atomic76 RE: Firegoat Jun 25, 2013 05:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    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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                                                                                                                                                                      fldhkybnva RE: Atomic76 Jun 25, 2013 05:11 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                        alliegator RE: Atomic76 Jun 25, 2013 05:22 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                          fldhkybnva RE: alliegator Jun 25, 2013 05:39 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                        kseiverd RE: Firegoat Jun 25, 2013 05:38 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                          laliz RE: kseiverd Jun 26, 2013 10:09 AM

                                                                                                                                                                          yes!!!!!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                            Jerseygirl111 RE: kseiverd Jun 26, 2013 01:51 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                              laliz RE: Jerseygirl111 Jun 27, 2013 07:56 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                              ferventfoodie RE: kseiverd Jun 27, 2013 02:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                laliz RE: ferventfoodie Jun 27, 2013 03:33 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                me too. whole wheat lasagne this week.

                                                                                                                                                                                10 for $10 at KMart

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                                                                                                                                                                                gemini0660 RE: kseiverd Jul 8, 2013 05:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                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

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                                                                                                                                                                                emptybelly RE: Firegoat Jun 25, 2013 07:15 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                  gemini0660 RE: emptybelly Jul 8, 2013 05:33 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Kontxesi RE: emptybelly Aug 5, 2013 07:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                    There is no shame in Spam and eggs!

                                                                                                                                                                                  2. suzigirl RE: Firegoat Jun 25, 2013 07:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                    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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                                                                                                                                                                                      gemini0660 RE: suzigirl Jul 8, 2013 05:34 PM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Firegoat RE: Firegoat Jun 26, 2013 06:02 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Phoebe RE: Firegoat Jun 26, 2013 07:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                        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!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                          ohmyyum RE: Phoebe Jun 26, 2013 09:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Firegoat RE: ohmyyum Jun 26, 2013 09:55 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                              Phoebe RE: ohmyyum Jun 26, 2013 03:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                              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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                truman RE: ohmyyum Jul 18, 2013 11:11 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                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. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  TroyTempest RE: truman Jul 18, 2013 11:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  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!

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                                                                                                                                                                                              EWSflash RE: Firegoat Aug 3, 2013 05:36 PM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                            3. Jpan99 RE: Firegoat Jun 26, 2013 07:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                              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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                                                                                                                                                                                                KaimukiMan RE: Jpan99 Jun 26, 2013 02:28 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  gemini0660 RE: Jpan99 Jul 8, 2013 05:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  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. NonnieMuss RE: Firegoat Jun 26, 2013 08:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  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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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Firegoat RE: NonnieMuss Jun 26, 2013 09:56 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      NonnieMuss RE: Firegoat Jul 4, 2013 02:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jealous?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Firegoat RE: NonnieMuss Jul 4, 2013 03:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Yeah kind of.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      JerryMe RE: NonnieMuss Jun 26, 2013 11:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        biondanonima RE: NonnieMuss Jun 26, 2013 12:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          amyatkendall RE: NonnieMuss Jun 26, 2013 03:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            Siegal RE: amyatkendall Jul 9, 2013 02:38 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          jeanmarieok RE: Firegoat Jun 26, 2013 09:01 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jerseygirl111 RE: jeanmarieok Jun 26, 2013 01:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            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).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              jeanmarieok RE: Jerseygirl111 Jun 28, 2013 11:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Firegoat RE: jeanmarieok Jun 28, 2013 11:34 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            tzurriz RE: Firegoat Jun 26, 2013 09:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            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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                                                                                                                                                                                                              ohmyyum RE: tzurriz Jun 26, 2013 09:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                tzurriz RE: tzurriz Jun 26, 2013 09:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Firegoat RE: tzurriz Jun 26, 2013 09:56 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ohmyyum RE: tzurriz Jun 26, 2013 10:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Don't you know all chips come in a single serving bag?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NanaMoussecurry RE: tzurriz Jul 10, 2013 05:09 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Kontxesi RE: tzurriz Aug 5, 2013 07:10 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        grayelf RE: Kontxesi Aug 24, 2013 08:35 AM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Firegoat RE: Firegoat Jun 26, 2013 10:09 AM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Gastronomos RE: Firegoat Jun 26, 2013 10:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        gravy. on everything. gotta love the sauce!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Firegoat RE: Gastronomos Jun 26, 2013 10:18 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Gastronomos RE: Firegoat Jun 26, 2013 11:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            looking forward to taking you up on that!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              girloftheworld RE: Firegoat Jun 26, 2013 05:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            laliz RE: Firegoat Jun 26, 2013 10:17 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              tzurriz RE: laliz Jun 26, 2013 10:38 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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!)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                happybaker RE: laliz Jun 26, 2013 02:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Cold canned green beans! I forgot about that!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Have to be the french cut.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Firegoat RE: happybaker Jun 27, 2013 03:33 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NanaMoussecurry RE: laliz Jul 10, 2013 05:10 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I eat canned creamed corn from the jar.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    foodieX2 RE: NanaMoussecurry Jul 13, 2013 12:00 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NanaMoussecurry RE: foodieX2 Jul 14, 2013 09:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      duh, I meant can, of course.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    EWSflash RE: laliz Jul 13, 2013 03:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Corn, absolutely. beans not for me.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    INDIANRIVERFL RE: Firegoat Jun 26, 2013 11:21 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      gfr1111 RE: Firegoat Jun 26, 2013 11:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        jbsiegel RE: Firegoat Jun 26, 2013 11:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Why does everything sound so good?

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            happybaker RE: alliegator Jun 26, 2013 02:14 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            pedalfaster RE: Firegoat Jun 26, 2013 12:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              gemini0660 RE: pedalfaster Jul 8, 2013 06:01 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                INDIANRIVERFL RE: gemini0660 Jul 9, 2013 01:18 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  gemini0660 RE: INDIANRIVERFL Jul 9, 2013 04:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Curses, foiled again!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jerseygirl111 RE: Firegoat Jun 26, 2013 01:43 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jpan99 RE: Jerseygirl111 Jun 26, 2013 02:34 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  suzigirl RE: Jpan99 Jun 26, 2013 02:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  That is why I like only the fruit slurpees

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jerseygirl111 RE: Jpan99 Jun 27, 2013 11:44 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    amyatkendall RE: Jerseygirl111 Jun 27, 2013 06:37 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Firegoat RE: amyatkendall Jun 27, 2013 06:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jerseygirl111 RE: amyatkendall Jun 27, 2013 11:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MGZ RE: Jerseygirl111 Jun 28, 2013 12:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ItalGreyHound RE: MGZ Jun 28, 2013 07:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            juliejulez RE: MGZ Jun 28, 2013 10:28 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Firegoat RE: juliejulez Jun 28, 2013 10:32 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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.....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                girloftheworld RE: Firegoat Jun 28, 2013 10:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                that sounds reallllllly gross.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TroyTempest RE: girloftheworld Jun 28, 2013 10:58 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    girloftheworld RE: TroyTempest Jun 28, 2013 11:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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..

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MGZ RE: girloftheworld Jun 28, 2013 11:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      "[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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tripeler RE: TroyTempest Jun 28, 2013 07:55 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        grayelf RE: Tripeler Jul 16, 2013 03:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ricepad RE: grayelf Jul 16, 2013 09:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Share?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            grayelf RE: ricepad Jul 20, 2013 12:08 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Pwmfan RE: Firegoat Jun 28, 2013 10:39 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Firegoat RE: Pwmfan Jun 28, 2013 11:01 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Gastronomos RE: Firegoat Jun 28, 2013 11:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        West of the Mississippi...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Firegoat RE: Gastronomos Jun 28, 2013 11:49 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MGZ RE: Firegoat Jun 29, 2013 02:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      alliegator RE: juliejulez Jun 28, 2013 12:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        juliejulez RE: alliegator Jun 29, 2013 08:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TroyTempest RE: juliejulez Jul 8, 2013 11:03 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jerseygirl111 RE: MGZ Jun 28, 2013 10:10 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      "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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        gemini0660 RE: Jerseygirl111 Jul 8, 2013 06:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        way to harsh a buzz. ;-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AdamD RE: Firegoat Jun 26, 2013 01:59 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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. KaimukiMan RE: Firegoat Jun 26, 2013 02:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Gastronomos RE: KaimukiMan Jun 26, 2013 03:11 PM

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

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            linguafood RE: Gastronomos Jun 27, 2013 02:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pot chips? Now there's a food I could groove to....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Gastronomos RE: linguafood Jun 28, 2013 08:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                linguafood RE: Gastronomos Jun 28, 2013 10:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                PA.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gastronomos RE: linguafood Jun 28, 2013 10:37 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    alliegator RE: Gastronomos Jun 28, 2013 12:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A damn good place...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      linguafood RE: Gastronomos Jun 28, 2013 01:34 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        gemini0660 RE: Gastronomos Jul 8, 2013 06:13 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pwmfan RE: Gastronomos Jun 27, 2013 04:16 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gastronomos RE: Pwmfan Jun 28, 2013 08:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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...:-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ricepad RE: Gastronomos Jun 28, 2013 11:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pwmfan RE: ricepad Jun 28, 2013 05:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Gastronomos RE: Pwmfan Jun 28, 2013 06:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chefpaulo RE: Firegoat Jun 26, 2013 03:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  amyatkendall RE: Firegoat Jun 26, 2013 03:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ohmyyum RE: amyatkendall Jun 26, 2013 06:56 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      fldhkybnva RE: ohmyyum Jun 26, 2013 07:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I do too!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      alwayshungrygal RE: amyatkendall Jun 27, 2013 04:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        EWSflash RE: alwayshungrygal Jul 13, 2013 03:36 PM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. al b. darned RE: Firegoat Jun 26, 2013 11:43 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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. juliejulez RE: Firegoat Jun 27, 2013 09:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Firegoat RE: juliejulez Jun 27, 2013 09:34 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            girloftheworld RE: Firegoat Jun 27, 2013 02:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ohmyyum RE: girloftheworld Jun 27, 2013 03:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              HANDISNACKS!!!!!!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Girloftheworld, we'd be dangerous together.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pwmfan RE: ohmyyum Jul 5, 2013 08:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  girloftheworld RE: Pwmfan Jul 6, 2013 07:05 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            alliegator RE: juliejulez Jun 27, 2013 10:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hellz yeah---woot woot!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              alwayshungrygal RE: juliejulez Jun 27, 2013 04:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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. mudcat RE: Firegoat Jun 27, 2013 03:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                suzigirl RE: mudcat Jun 27, 2013 04:13 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                hetook RE: Firegoat Jun 27, 2013 04:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                EEAASY Cheese.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  itsmejessica RE: Firegoat Jun 27, 2013 06:40 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    jbsiegel RE: itsmejessica Jun 28, 2013 11:43 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      gemini0660 RE: itsmejessica Jul 8, 2013 06:25 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        INDIANRIVERFL RE: gemini0660 Jul 9, 2013 01:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lucky Duck Riesling/Rivaner.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          EWSflash RE: gemini0660 Jul 13, 2013 03:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        fara RE: Firegoat Jun 27, 2013 06:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          itsmejessica RE: fara Jun 27, 2013 06:50 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ItalGreyHound RE: fara Jun 28, 2013 07:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              alwayshungrygal RE: fara Jun 28, 2013 09:40 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ErnieD RE: alwayshungrygal Jul 29, 2013 12:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              hauckpdx RE: Firegoat Jun 27, 2013 06:57 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                alwayshungrygal RE: hauckpdx Jun 28, 2013 10:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  EWSflash RE: hauckpdx Aug 3, 2013 05:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I love smoked oysters and eat them the same way!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Gastronomos RE: Firegoat Jun 28, 2013 10:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MGZ RE: Gastronomos Jun 28, 2013 11:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Nicely done, Gastro. RIP, Fuser.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      EWSflash RE: MGZ Aug 3, 2013 05:38 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MGZ RE: EWSflash Aug 3, 2013 09:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        He passed near the end of last year: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/883140

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          EWSflash RE: MGZ Feb 1, 2014 08:03 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Gastronomos RE: MGZ Feb 2, 2014 04:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        thanks. it hits me every now and again.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MGZ RE: Gastronomos Feb 2, 2014 08:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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. foodieX2 RE: Firegoat Jun 28, 2013 01:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Firegoat RE: foodieX2 Jun 28, 2013 01:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Phoebe RE: Firegoat Jun 29, 2013 06:57 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        lesliej RE: Firegoat Jun 28, 2013 02:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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!).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          citykid426 RE: Firegoat Jun 28, 2013 07:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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. :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            deputygeorgie RE: Firegoat Jun 28, 2013 10:23 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Firegoat RE: deputygeorgie Jun 29, 2013 03:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jerseygirl111 RE: Firegoat Jun 29, 2013 06:13 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  DuffyH RE: Jerseygirl111 Jul 15, 2013 11:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jerseygirl111 RE: DuffyH Jul 25, 2013 08:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Nothing but the best artificial for my family!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Firegoat RE: DuffyH Jul 26, 2013 05:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DuffyH RE: Firegoat Jul 26, 2013 04:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Firegoat RE: DuffyH Jul 26, 2013 10:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jerseygirl111 RE: Firegoat Jul 26, 2013 06:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            EWSflash RE: Firegoat Aug 3, 2013 06:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jeri L RE: deputygeorgie Jun 29, 2013 06:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DuffyH RE: deputygeorgie Jul 15, 2013 11:34 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Yeah, but it's goooood.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          deputygeorgie RE: DuffyH Jul 19, 2013 12:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DuffyH RE: deputygeorgie Jul 19, 2013 02:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Firegoat RE: DuffyH Jul 19, 2013 04:01 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Those little pasta ronis make a fast tasty side!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              EWSflash RE: deputygeorgie Aug 3, 2013 06:48 PM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. MGZ RE: Firegoat Jun 29, 2013 04:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jerseygirl111 RE: MGZ Jun 29, 2013 06:19 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MGZ RE: Jerseygirl111 Jun 30, 2013 03:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Firegoat RE: MGZ Jun 30, 2013 06:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MGZ RE: Firegoat Jun 30, 2013 06:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Firegoat RE: MGZ Jun 30, 2013 06:35 AM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. Teague RE: Firegoat Jun 29, 2013 09:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                girloftheworld RE: Teague Jun 30, 2013 10:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                "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?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  gemini0660 RE: girloftheworld Jul 8, 2013 06:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This confuses even me! :-/

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  fldhkybnva RE: Teague Jul 9, 2013 08:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Have you tried the Honey BBQ Fritos Twists? Delicious! I also love Rotel and Velveeta dip but it gives me serious belly aches, but that has never stopped me if it's around I dig in.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SuccotashImpact RE: Firegoat Jun 29, 2013 10:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I will cook eggs to the point that the edges are really crispy, fry a few slices of meat (usually ham but anything goes) until their edges are crispy, put them in a toasted bagel (to be honest, any kind will work, everything, raisin, etc) or sliced bread, and add an excess of toppings like mayo, ketchup, and hot sauce. Used to add cheese some time ago but I can't eat that anymore but it was really, really good with melted cheddar. I'll have this maybe a handful of times a year. Can never let anyone see me eating this monstrosity. Also like to eat wheat crackers with blackberry jam for a shot of sugary fruit. And a spoonful of peanut butter for a midnight snack. Thank goodness I live alone without people judging me.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Teague RE: SuccotashImpact Jun 29, 2013 10:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I've been living alone for almost 10 years, I think it frees you up to eat eccentric things :D

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The other people, so judgmental.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    salsailsa RE: Firegoat Jun 30, 2013 11:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    My lows are "hits" of whipping cream from the can.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I will also whip up fresh whipping cream and eat a whole bowl full.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      KaimukiMan RE: salsailsa Jul 1, 2013 12:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      are you trying to imply that there are people who don't?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        gemini0660 RE: salsailsa Jul 8, 2013 06:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        LOL, you have GOT to realize most of us take 'hits' of whipped cream from the can when confronted by the devil.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Apparently my new little dirty food secret is putting French dressing and bacon bits on cottage cheese at a breakfast buffet. As was pointed out to me this morning by my BF who really has no room to point fingers when it comes to eating.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          gemini0660 RE: Firegoat Jul 8, 2013 06:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Trying not to be judgey, but ewwwww...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          UeakKhaleese RE: Firegoat Jun 30, 2013 12:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Since I got braces, all I want to eat is french fries dipped in a Peanut Butter shake (homemade with lots of PB).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            My father has been staying with us for a while as he recovers from knee replacement surgery. He also had some dental work done so I made him some steel cut oats earler in the week. So today I fried some cottage bacon and in the fat (not much there, so I added some butter) I fried up the leftover steel cut oats.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            My question is, do the oats lose their heart-healthy status when they are fried in pork fat and butter and eaten with agave syrup poured on top?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              PotatoHouse RE: John E. Jun 30, 2013 05:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              "My question is, do the oats lose their heart-healthy status when they are fried in pork fat and butter and eaten with agave syrup poured on top?"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Absolutely not! Don't you remember Wilford Brimly? "It's the right thing to do and a tasty way to do it!"

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A sandwich: bread, lettuce, Miracle Whip, american cheese, lunch meat (preferably bologna, old fashioned loaf or dutch loaf) and . . . . peanut butter.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              BUT, never ever do the peanut butter and mayo touch . . . that'd be GROSS!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mudcat RE: Darth_Tater Jul 19, 2013 12:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                That sandwich is still a hands down winner since the '30s and further back perhaps. If you wanted variety you just changed the cold cut. I usually preferred Cotto salami and still enjoy it and prefer it to any fast food burgers or whatever is available nowadays if I have a choice.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                jujuthomas RE: Firegoat Jul 8, 2013 04:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                i like cold canned baked beans.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Phoebe RE: jujuthomas Jul 13, 2013 05:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Me too.... Love the little cans of Van Camp's Beanee Weenees. I just discovered the little wieners are actually chicken.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    INDIANRIVERFL RE: Phoebe Jul 14, 2013 08:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chickens have wieners?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Phoebe RE: INDIANRIVERFL Jul 14, 2013 10:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I'd make the obvious joke about chickens, hens, and c**ks..... but we won't go there! ;~O

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DuffyH RE: Phoebe Jul 14, 2013 11:09 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I think we just did. ;)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      jujuthomas RE: Phoebe Jul 17, 2013 07:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Phoebe, thank goodness I'm not alone! LOL. Oh, and I love beanie weenies! but I usually make my own these days - upscale ya know with "good" hot dogs and bush's baked beans! heehee!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DuffyH RE: jujuthomas Jul 17, 2013 08:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        That's how I do it, too, juju! Got to class things up a bit. Try sliced dogs in canned chili sometime. Yum. Don't waste good homemade chili, it's not the same. I prefer Hormel Hot Chili, but whichever brand you choose, canned is the way to go.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Phoebe RE: jujuthomas Aug 3, 2013 10:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No way juju... I'm a purist when it comes to BW. (Usually straight from the can.) I'll doctor up my other beans, but always leave my Weenies alone!!! ;~)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        debbiel RE: jujuthomas Aug 1, 2013 10:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ditto!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        gemini0660 RE: Firegoat Jul 8, 2013 06:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I am laughing so hard...this thread clearly show we are kidding ourselves into believing we are true 'Foodies'!!! ROFL

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          JerryMe RE: gemini0660 Jul 13, 2013 05:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          True, True! The Peanut Butter Captain Crunch upthread made me laugh so hard!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I have so many, many dirty little food secrets that I can't even go there.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            EWSflash RE: JerryMe Aug 3, 2013 06:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Okay, so share some, JerryMe!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DuffyH RE: gemini0660 Jul 13, 2013 07:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Too true, gemini. On another recent thread, someone ruffled a few feathers with a post that seemed, at first glance, to impugn the cooking "seriousness" of people who don't do something a certain way, or perhaps it was about using a certain piece of equipment. Anyway, I was a bit taken aback by the remark, but thankfully refrained from posting when I recalled the box of Velveeta that is ALWAYS in my fridge or pantry. How serious is Velveeta, really? LOL

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Firegoat RE: DuffyH Jul 14, 2013 03:56 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              LOL there are certain things in life that the only "serious" way to deal with them is by unleashing a box of the cabinet cheese.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            gemini0660 RE: Firegoat Jul 8, 2013 06:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            BTW. I have to say this is my favorite topic EVER!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MGZ RE: gemini0660 Jul 9, 2013 10:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              If they ever shut down this Site, this thread has got to be one of the first to be preserved.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I just reread it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Top to bottom.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              It is simply a fantastic conversation. Kinda like sittin' on the porch after dinner with old friends.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DuffyH RE: gemini0660 Jul 14, 2013 05:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I find it somehow quite comforting to know that 'Hounds, for all their food savvy, still embrace the flat-out deliciousness of crappy processed junk. I've always lived in fear that someone would find out what's in my pantry and make me turn in my Chowhound decoder ring.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This thread could inspire a fun-to-watch Food Network show, don't you think?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MGZ RE: DuffyH Jul 14, 2013 06:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  "This thread could inspire a fun-to-watch Food Network show, don't you think?"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  What makes this funny is that there is no "celebrity host". The Food Network is so formulaic that they'd kill the concept. It would be funny to do the whole thing with user submitted videos, though.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Imagine the guy in the Lone Ranger mask showin' off how he makes barbecued, pork roll chili in the middle of the night so the Mrs. doesn't have to see it? Cut to the next night when the same guy is standing in a poorly lit kitchen, eatin' a bowl of the stuff covered in jalapenos and onions - still wearin' the mask and eatin' with a serving spoon.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Or, the lady hidin' her shame, sittin' under a sheet, hand reaches out, you see on a plate a "sandwich" consisting of three slices per side of Craft, orange singles, as the bread, and some Lebanon bologna in the middle. Maybe a jar of mayo next to it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Anyway, the hand pulls the monstrosity under the cover. "Mmmm, baby, yeah, that's the way Momma likes it!" The hand slips back out and shows the "sandwich" with a GIANT bite outta the corner. A big sigh follows.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (I could go so on and on with this one . . . )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    suzigirl RE: MGZ Jul 14, 2013 12:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I am just curious... does your mind ever sleep? ;-p And btw, how did you get the video of me and the sandwich? And to clarify, it was Miracle Whip for the record

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DuffyH RE: suzigirl Jul 14, 2013 03:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      My motto is simple. If you don't have videotape, it never happened. Even if you do, it was someone else, I was never there.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        suzigirl RE: DuffyH Jul 14, 2013 04:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Words to live by.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MGZ RE: suzigirl Jul 15, 2013 02:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Since you're so kind, I'll give you one more "shamefully submitted" video.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Starts with a microwave running. It then cuts to a shadowy profile of a guy pulling a tray of those little, supermarket "pigs in a blanket" outta the oven. They're perfectly browned and sizzlin', He dumps the treats on a plate.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Next, you see his oven mittened hand wrapped around the jar he took out of the microwave. He pours its contents over the piggies and it becomes clear that it's Cheese Whiz.* The pour is heavy, too heavy probably, but slow and careful. The entire plate is eventually covered.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A hand picks up a fork. "Ahhh, just like Granmy used to make . . . ."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        And, suzi, by the way, the Miracle Whip idea was genius. We may have to reshoot that segment,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        *A nod to the OP for havin' been the one to strike the steel and flint for this thread,

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          suzigirl RE: MGZ Jul 15, 2013 12:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          At least i listened to my mom when she said if I was to do anything shameful on video to leave my face out of it. Have ya run across the video of my brother making a wonder bread, Miracle Whip, mustard, peanutbutter and bologna sandwich with a dill pickle chased with a yoohoo?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            MGZ RE: suzigirl Jul 15, 2013 07:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I have not seen your brother's piece on YouTube yet, but I promise to look for it so long as I don't have to take a bite of the sandwich. I'm a stinky old 'hound. I've licked plates, gnawed bones, and eaten off the floor, but I'm not sure I could down that concoction. I am, however, impressed with the overall creativity.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            As to not havin' your face in a shameful video, is Kim Kardashian the "exception that proves the rule"?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              suzigirl RE: MGZ Jul 17, 2013 05:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              'Exception that proves the rule". I'll have to mull on that and get back to you after I take a mental mouth wash to rid me of the memories of my beloved bro eating that sandwich as children

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                EWSflash RE: MGZ Aug 3, 2013 06:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Oh come on, mgz- you're too good for that? Please explain why- your previous post didn't lend any insight as to why you're too good, since you said you would rather eat out of a dumpster. Really?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I don't like the sandwich, either, but I've never been in the position of starving.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MGZ RE: EWSflash Aug 3, 2013 09:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  You appear to have read something I didn't write. I suggest you reread this subset of posts more carefully and with our voices and spirits in mind. Realize that, (a) suzi's laughing at her brother's concoction as it sounds more like a dare than a lunch and (b) nobody's starving.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    suzigirl RE: MGZ Aug 4, 2013 09:40 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sadly, not a dare, just a gross eater. And i agree, no one HERE is starving.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          alliegator RE: MGZ Jul 17, 2013 10:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          There could be a host! Doesn't Aarti Party need a job? Hell, I'd watch this show.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            suzigirl RE: alliegator Jul 17, 2013 05:10 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Me too!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          EWSflash RE: DuffyH Aug 3, 2013 06:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          And yet you refrain from sharing your guilty pleasure- I get it, uh huh...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DuffyH RE: EWSflash Aug 3, 2013 08:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            What? What? Refrain? Me? Nah, you can't mean me. I'm all over this thread. I revel in my addiction to childish food. In my pantry right this minute are:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Velveeta - the box in the fridge is almost 2/3rds gone, can't run out. What if there's a mac n' cheese emergency?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Spaghettios with Meatballs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hormel Hot Chili with Beans (for chili nachos, soooo good)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Chef Boy-Ar-Dee Mini Ravioli
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Campbells Chunky Steak and Potato soup - who needs beef stew when those cute kids give us this goodness?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3 assorted boxes HH (leftover from Publix sale)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5 boxes Pasta Roni (from same sale)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            And to top it off, there's a big Costco bag of pepperoni Pizza Rolls in the freezer. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            But I did use my very own homemade burger buns and homemade ranch dressing for tonight's burgers and salads. I do these things to assuage my guilt. Then I ruin it by breading and pan-frying lovely halibut filets. I'm sick, but happy. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              suzigirl RE: DuffyH Aug 4, 2013 09:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              You happen to be one of my favorite posters here. Embrace that twelve year old palate. I embrace mine.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DuffyH RE: suzigirl Aug 4, 2013 09:53 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thanks, suzigirl. That's awfully kind of you. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I still like to use Red Vines as drinking straws. Especially with Coke and 7-Up. And I feel like a kid every time.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  suzigirl RE: DuffyH Aug 4, 2013 10:08 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Awww, c'mon. Redvines? You lost me. Twizzlers! Twizzlers and Pepsi. ;-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Firegoat RE: suzigirl Aug 4, 2013 10:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sometimes I like to drink my pop through the twizzlers if I get the kind with the hollow spot up the middle.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      suzigirl RE: Firegoat Aug 4, 2013 10:32 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Delicious

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Firegoat RE: suzigirl Aug 4, 2013 10:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The feed store has some weird flavors of knock off brand Twizzlers. I bought watermelon once and my friend was all "Oh gross." I left them in the cab of the truck with the friend while I ran into another store. There was one left.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          suzigirl RE: Firegoat Aug 4, 2013 10:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No bogarting the knock off twizzlers. There was a produce/ citrus shipping store in my area that had several flavors. I was hooked on the peach. My bf knows how much I love them. He gets me a two pound bag every year on my birthday.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Firegoat RE: suzigirl Aug 4, 2013 11:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            No kidding! I was peeved! It was a damn big bag too! Now I'm thinking about stopping by Orschelin's today to see if they have some.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        EWSflash RE: Firegoat Feb 1, 2014 08:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Firegoat, that really cracks me up- you win!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DuffyH RE: suzigirl Aug 4, 2013 10:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Twizzlers? Yuck to your yum. I think they have a weird taste, like they're made with some kind of petroleum product.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pepsi's good. Really, I'll drink most any cola. Except Tab.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I do love using food as a straw. Mom used to have a set of ball things that turned soda into a float. They had straws coming out the top and bottom, and twisted apart at the equator, sized just right for one scoop of ice cream. It worked much better than adding the ice cream to the soda.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          suzigirl RE: DuffyH Aug 4, 2013 10:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I bet you wish you had that straw still. I want one

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DuffyH RE: suzigirl Aug 4, 2013 12:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            For sure. It was a total treat when we got to drink those floats. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Phoebe RE: DuffyH Aug 4, 2013 03:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Duffy - I still have mine. The top is red, the bottom is white & it splits in the middle. We used to do a version of an orange creamsicle. Orange Crush pop (No such thing as soda waaaay back then!) and vanilla ice cream. The one I have dates back to the early 60's. It really was a special treat!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DuffyH RE: Phoebe Aug 5, 2013 06:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Color me jealous ;)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. breadchick RE: Firegoat Jul 8, 2013 07:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Two things actually: my mother loved using those canned frostings, especially the cream cheese ones. Well, you know where this is going. I can have a serious affair with a few spoonfuls of that "crap."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Also, she made (we were fairly poor growing up - widow with five daughters) a combination of cooked macaroni, lots of butter, ground pepper and cream. Mix it well and serve in cereal bowls. Especially good with an episode of Lassie.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              That gave us strength when Timmy was stuck in the well.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                happybaker RE: breadchick Jul 8, 2013 09:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                LOVE the Lassie reference. And Timmie.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                To this day, one of my fav things is hot buttered rice, with salt and pepper.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                That's it, and that's enough!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MGZ RE: happybaker Jul 8, 2013 10:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hot buttered rice is one of those things that could've made it OK to be stuck with Gilligan on the Island.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  And, breadchick, you SO put that one through the uprights.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  DuffyH RE: breadchick Jul 13, 2013 07:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  breadchick, that pasta dish sounds pretty tasty. I'd try it, for sure. But then, I hit "recommend" on bunches of posts on this thread, so that tells you where my palate is.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mom's end-of-the-month paycheck stretcher was mac n' canned tomatoes. I do believe that dinner is why I refuse to eat anything with chunks of cooked tomatoes in it. Seriously, I must puree any kind of canned tomato.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LOVE the frosting!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3. fldhkybnva RE: Firegoat Jul 9, 2013 08:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Not my dirty little food secret, but I'll reveal my mother's - as a kid she loved to eat raw bacon and canned frosting right out of the can.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Firegoat RE: fldhkybnva Jul 10, 2013 03:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I can't even begin to imagine the texture of cold raw bacon in my mouth.....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      girloftheworld RE: Firegoat Jul 10, 2013 05:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      weird- that exactly how imagin french kissing

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Firegoat RE: girloftheworld Jul 10, 2013 05:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Well technically, there have been guys I've kissed that that would be a pretty good description. But that's another story for another day......

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          linguafood RE: girloftheworld Jul 10, 2013 11:17 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          It's exactly like that. Less smoky, perhaps.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          fldhkybnva RE: Firegoat Jul 10, 2013 07:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Me neither, I've never even pondered trying it, but apparently she used to love it. I've never witnessed it so perhaps she grew out of it...:)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Firegoat RE: fldhkybnva Jul 10, 2013 08:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I tried chocolate-covered bacon on a stick once at the State Fair. I was so excited imagining hot bacon with delicious chocolate.... nope. It was cold. Chilled in fact. Chilled bacon, even cooked, is not a good thing for me.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Terrieltr RE: fldhkybnva Jul 10, 2013 01:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hopefully not at the same time.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            HillsofBeverly RE: fldhkybnva Jul 10, 2013 01:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            My Mom swears that her favorite food for several years of her 1940s childhood was Crisco, spooned from the can. She apparently wouldn't eat much else. Yet it didn't kill her....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              jlhinwa RE: HillsofBeverly Jul 10, 2013 03:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Oh my gosh...can't believe anyone else did that. I ate it by the spoon for a while. I did it the first time on a dare, then for the shock value afterwards, not because I really liked it. But it wasn't awful, either.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                gemini0660 RE: jlhinwa Jul 10, 2013 03:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                i think i just threw up a little in my mouth! :-/ This reminds me of those people who eat laundry starch or dry wall...so odd, to me, but, medically speaking, it seems they are suffering from mineral deficiencies.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              mudcat RE: fldhkybnva Jul 13, 2013 07:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Back in '56 I worked at a Ranger Station in Northwestern Montana, the breakfast bacon was cooked until the fat started to clear and put on the chow line. It was limp but warm and quite flavorful. Still prepare if the same way when the mood strikes me.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. RealMenJulienne RE: Firegoat Jul 9, 2013 08:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              None of these are secrets, and I don't consider them dirty:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              - Totino's Party Pizzas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              - Tung-I instant ramen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              - 7-11 chili cheese dogs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              - Generic frozen chicken nuggets on the styrofoam tray
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              - Pizza Hut pan pizza with the glorious grease-soaked crust
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              - Many foods ending in '-ito' (Fritos, Cheetos, frozen taquitos, etc)

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