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ipsedixit Jul 8, 2013 09:22 PM

Mine is peanut butter and ketchup.

The mere thought of it makes me want to fast. Forever.

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  1. juliejulez RE: ipsedixit Jul 8, 2013 09:26 PM

    Pickles. I don't like them. I don't even like when pickle juice gets on other items on my plate. So the combo of pickle juice with anything is mine.

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      fldhkybnva RE: juliejulez Jul 9, 2013 03:12 PM

      I'll take your pickle juice, I can drink it straight out of the jar.

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        Breadcrumbs RE: juliejulez Jul 10, 2013 08:59 AM

        For me it's dill pickles. I detest them and find it hard to eat anything they've touched because I find their lingering odour and flavour from the residual juices to be so overwhelmingly unpleasant.

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          KaimukiMan RE: Breadcrumbs Jul 10, 2013 08:16 PM

          On the other hand dill pickles are the only ones i eat. don't like sour, sweet, bread&butter - only dill for me.

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            Terrieltr RE: Breadcrumbs Jul 12, 2013 09:53 AM

            For me, it's sweet pickles. There's something in them that has an oddly bitter taste to me.

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          youareabunny RE: ipsedixit Jul 9, 2013 01:16 AM

          Are you talking imaginary combos or ones that people actually eat?

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            ipsedixit RE: youareabunny Jul 9, 2013 03:58 AM

            In the case of ketchup and peanut butter, it was something that a restaurant served up ....

            Now, whether that means it's "one[] that people actually eat" is a question I will leave up to you to decide.

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            treb RE: ipsedixit Jul 9, 2013 04:10 AM

            Ketchup with eggs. NO....NO....NO!!!!!

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              RealMenJulienne RE: treb Jul 9, 2013 08:39 AM

              Fried egg sandwiches can ONLY be eaten with ketchup! Crispy, lacy fried eggs and hot ketchup on squishy white toast.. mm mmm

              On the other hand, in China I saw people put ketchup on pizza. Talk about redundancy.

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                c oliver RE: RealMenJulienne Jul 9, 2013 09:06 AM

                Gross, gross, gross :) Fried egg sandwiches can ONLY be eaten with mayo! On crispy sourdoug toast.

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                  jbsiegel RE: c oliver Jul 9, 2013 05:26 PM

                  I agree with both treb and c oliver. How's that for politically correct?? :-)

                  I like eggs with ketchup OR mayo! Mustard is also surprisingly good scrambled into eggs...

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                    fldhkybnva RE: jbsiegel Jul 9, 2013 05:57 PM

                    I love mustard on scrambled eggs, well any eggs, well anything but definitely on eggs.

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                    Steve Green RE: c oliver Jul 11, 2013 08:32 AM

                    Go figure. I once had a fried egg sandwich that came with mayo at a burger joint, and I couldn't even finish it. I guess that combo just doesn't work for me, despite eggs being a major component of mayo. Buttered toast for my fried egg sandwiches every time.

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                      chowser RE: Steve Green Jul 11, 2013 05:07 PM

                      Do you like egg salad?

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                        Steve Green RE: chowser Jul 11, 2013 06:18 PM

                        I see your point, but no, I _loathe_ egg salad. :o)

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                          chowser RE: Steve Green Jul 12, 2013 05:40 PM

                          That's consistent!

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                    Jeri L RE: RealMenJulienne Jul 13, 2013 03:06 PM

                    Fried egg sandwiches are the only exception to the no ketchup with eggs rule. I'm not sure why the bread makes it OK, it just does.

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                    deputygeorgie RE: treb Jul 9, 2013 10:49 AM

                    Yes! I think it's the color combination, although I eat ketchup and mustard. Something about ketchup and eggs completely weirds me out.

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                      Violatp RE: treb Jul 10, 2013 09:06 PM

                      Until I started posting here, I had no idea anyone would ever think ketchup with eggs was weird or gross. In Chicago, they bring you a bottle of ketchup with your egg order! Well, maybe not in the hipster places, but at plain old diners, sure.

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                        pamiam RE: Violatp Jul 11, 2013 10:27 AM

                        In my Chicagoan opinion, that ketchup is *only* for use on the hash browns/breakfast potatoes that happen to accompany the eggs at diners! :)

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                          Violatp RE: pamiam Jul 11, 2013 11:21 AM

                          Heh. :-)

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                        chowmeow RE: treb Jul 13, 2013 07:12 AM

                        I love ketchup with eggs! Or any tomato thing, like salsa. Is salsa with eggs also a no no?

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                          Perilagu Khan RE: chowmeow Jul 13, 2013 07:13 AM

                          Salsa on scrambled eggs is a thing of beauty.

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                        cresyd RE: ipsedixit Jul 9, 2013 04:16 AM

                        Ketchup and mayo. I know it's a classic in a variety of ways - but it always makes me queasy.

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                          deputygeorgie RE: cresyd Jul 9, 2013 10:50 AM

                          Yes. Weird that it also bothers me but yes.

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                            c oliver RE: cresyd Jul 9, 2013 10:52 AM

                            It has a warm spot in my heart but I don't make/eat it. When we were little and we had the rare treat of shrimp cocktail, Mother made them a regular cocktail sauce with horseradish etc. For us, she made "pink sauce" for dipping, a combo of mayo and ketchup.

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                            kseiverd RE: ipsedixit Jul 9, 2013 06:11 AM

                            Ketchup on hot dogs... NO! Ketchup on scrambled eggs... YES!

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                              mwhitmore RE: kseiverd Jul 9, 2013 08:01 AM

                              Mentioned before, once upon a time my Dad served me a hot dog with ketchup. I burst into tears.

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                                C. Hamster RE: kseiverd Jul 9, 2013 08:00 PM

                                There MUST be ketchup on hot dogs!!

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                                  c oliver RE: C. Hamster Jul 9, 2013 08:13 PM

                                  Ketchup on hot dogs is disgusting :)

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                                    JAB RE: c oliver Jul 10, 2013 06:25 AM

                                    Not to mention unamerican.

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                                      Dirtywextraolives RE: JAB Jul 11, 2013 07:29 PM

                                      ???? There isn't much more American than a little kid eating a hotdog with ketchup on it......

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                                        c oliver RE: Dirtywextraolives Jul 11, 2013 07:32 PM

                                        Under the age of six perhaps.

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                                          Dirtywextraolives RE: c oliver Jul 11, 2013 07:34 PM

                                          What does age have to do with whether is is American or not?

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                                            c oliver RE: Dirtywextraolives Jul 11, 2013 08:17 PM

                                            Sorry, my point was that after some early age hopefully children will expand their 'horizons' and like things other than ketchup :)

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                                              hotoynoodle RE: Dirtywextraolives Jul 12, 2013 04:00 AM

                                              "you're either with us, or against us."

                                              the war on ketchup.

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                                                PotatoHouse RE: hotoynoodle Jul 12, 2013 04:24 AM

                                                "Can't we all just get along?"
                                                Rodney King after the L.A. Ketchup Riots

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                                                  Perilagu Khan RE: PotatoHouse Jul 12, 2013 08:23 AM

                                                  Let us not judge a Hound by the color of his condiments, but by the character of his posts.

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                                            JAB RE: Dirtywextraolives Jul 12, 2013 06:26 AM

                                            You're not really from CT are you?!

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                                              hotoynoodle RE: JAB Jul 13, 2013 05:43 AM

                                              maybe that part of ct that still wishes it was part of mass? :P

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                                          linguafood RE: c oliver Jul 11, 2013 01:17 PM

                                          Yes, because a hot dog needs both mustard and ketchup. And fuck that nasty-ass neon-green "relish".

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                                            hotoynoodle RE: linguafood Jul 11, 2013 05:25 PM

                                            nothing needs ketchup ever.

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                                              Dirtywextraolives RE: hotoynoodle Jul 11, 2013 05:36 PM

                                              Fast food fries do. And I can not make my meatloaf without it ;)

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                                                hotoynoodle RE: Dirtywextraolives Jul 11, 2013 05:42 PM

                                                fries are crispy and salty. why do people want to put them in something wet and sweet?

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                                                  Veggo RE: hotoynoodle Jul 11, 2013 05:46 PM

                                                  You don't have to like Ketchup, but it made John Kerry's second wife even richer that his first one.

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                                                    hotoynoodle RE: Veggo Jul 11, 2013 05:51 PM

                                                    teresa's 1st husband dying is what made her so rich, lol.

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                                                    Dirtywextraolives RE: hotoynoodle Jul 11, 2013 05:51 PM

                                                    I like sweet, salty, hot & cold in the same bite. Call me weird.

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                                                      hotoynoodle RE: Dirtywextraolives Jul 11, 2013 05:56 PM

                                                      ha, i like southeast asian food too.

                                                      just not ketchup.

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                                                        Dirtywextraolives RE: hotoynoodle Jul 11, 2013 06:51 PM

                                                        That's cool. And I don't like cocktail sauce, so I guess we're about even, right?

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                                                          INDIANRIVERFL RE: hotoynoodle Jul 13, 2013 01:18 PM

                                                          My daughter grew up calling Heinz the Malaysian condiment.

                                                          Or is Malaysia eastern Indian Ocean?

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                                                            Veggo RE: INDIANRIVERFL Jul 13, 2013 01:28 PM

                                                            Want to try a great Malaysian condiment? Lingham's chili sauce.

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                                                              Perilagu Khan RE: Veggo Jul 13, 2013 03:11 PM

                                                              Lingham--sounds Malaysian to me.

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                                                        Perilagu Khan RE: hotoynoodle Jul 11, 2013 07:16 PM

                                                        I suspect, because we like them that way.

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                                                      c oliver RE: hotoynoodle Jul 11, 2013 06:24 PM

                                                      I start cocktail sauce with it.

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                                                        linguafood RE: hotoynoodle Jul 12, 2013 08:41 AM

                                                        That's just, like, your opinion, man.

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                                                INDIANRIVERFL RE: ipsedixit Jul 9, 2013 06:56 AM

                                                Dad grew up during the Depression. Mustard and peanut butter sandwiches.

                                                French fries IN the sandwich. Yuch.

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                                                  biondanonima RE: INDIANRIVERFL Jul 9, 2013 09:11 AM

                                                  How about ketchup, mustard and peanut butter on pancakes? That was one of my husband's father's favorites - and he DIDN'T grow up in the Depression. ICK.

                                                2. Veggo RE: ipsedixit Jul 9, 2013 06:59 AM

                                                  Mustard and mayo on burgers, eeww. Gimme ketchup! (plus BLT, onion and cheese)

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                                                    c oliver RE: Veggo Jul 9, 2013 08:20 AM

                                                    Ewwwwwwwwww to ketchup on burgers and two thumbs up to at least mayo and sometimes mustard on burgers.

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                                                      Veggo RE: c oliver Jul 9, 2013 08:28 AM

                                                      Your southern upbringing. I struggled with that combo in Texas. Yankees prefer ketchup.

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                                                        c oliver RE: Veggo Jul 9, 2013 08:36 AM

                                                        Nope. Totally Bob's influence. I grew up with ketchup on burgers. A bottle of ketchup lasts us for years. Literally. I honestly can't think what we ever use it on. I guess we keep it for others.

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                                                          sr44 RE: Veggo Jul 9, 2013 08:45 AM

                                                          Nope #2. No ketchup ever.

                                                    2. NonnieMuss RE: ipsedixit Jul 9, 2013 07:45 AM

                                                      Anyone who dips their burger into ketchup. Deal breaker. Gross. Urk. Ketchup on a burger? Just fine.

                                                      Honey mustard touching anything on my plate. Vile stuff. Usually you can see where they put in on, rechecked the order, then pulled it off and I'm left with a slimy scab of yellow to eat around.

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                                                        c oliver RE: NonnieMuss Jul 9, 2013 08:21 AM

                                                        I just don't get the whole honey mustard thing, even/especially in salad dressing. I ADORE good honey but not mixed with mustard.

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                                                          babette feasts RE: c oliver Jul 9, 2013 08:29 AM

                                                          Definitely honey mustard for me. I like honey, I like mustard, I cannot abide them mixed.

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                                                            Perilagu Khan RE: babette feasts Jul 9, 2013 09:24 AM

                                                            Another thumbs down for honey mustard.

                                                            And while I'm about it, to hell with 1000 island dressing.

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                                                              pinehurst RE: Perilagu Khan Jul 9, 2013 09:51 AM

                                                              Oh gawd yes. Thousand Island and French, too. I don't need anything orange on my salad dressing-wise.

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                                                                Perilagu Khan RE: pinehurst Jul 9, 2013 10:47 AM

                                                                I practically grew up on French dressing because that's what my dad loved, but I bet it's been at least 30 years since I last had it. Probably won't have it for another 30.

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                                                                  c oliver RE: pinehurst Jul 9, 2013 10:49 AM

                                                                  Kinda how I feel about all versions of sweet and sour but that's a different thread.

                                                                  The last time I had French and it was a long, long time ago the restaurant put some blue cheese crumbles in it and it wasn't bad IIRC. But it didn't make me want to run out and buy some.

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                                                                    INDIANRIVERFL RE: c oliver Jul 9, 2013 11:19 AM

                                                                    A Wisconsin supperclub staple.

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                                                                  suzigirl RE: Perilagu Khan Jul 10, 2013 01:10 PM

                                                                  1000 island on a sandwich... yum. 1000 island on a salad....gross, gross gross.(running away covering mouth)

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                                                              fldhkybnva RE: NonnieMuss Jul 9, 2013 03:14 PM

                                                              I can tolerate some honey mustard but never would order it myself only eat it if served and even then I usually scrape as much off as I can. I'm a mustard fanatic but the honey mustard is always more honey than mustard and too sweet.

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                                                                C. Hamster RE: NonnieMuss Jul 9, 2013 08:04 PM

                                                                I dip!!

                                                              2. JAB RE: ipsedixit Jul 9, 2013 08:06 AM

                                                                Ketchup on a hotdog.

                                                                Mustard on a hamburger.

                                                                Onion in tuna.

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                                                                  fara RE: JAB Jul 10, 2013 07:14 PM

                                                                  this except onion is ok, can't stand celery in any mayo based salad.

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                                                                    Dirtywextraolives RE: fara Jul 10, 2013 07:29 PM

                                                                    That's just weird.

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                                                                      fara RE: Dirtywextraolives Jul 10, 2013 07:32 PM

                                                                      The texture to me is awful. I feel like I'm eating teeth somehow amongst the mush.

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                                                                        Dirtywextraolives RE: fara Jul 10, 2013 07:33 PM

                                                                        Oh dear.... What on earth did they do to you as a child??! ;-)

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                                                                          suzigirl RE: Dirtywextraolives Jul 10, 2013 08:00 PM

                                                                          If fara is the litmus test for texture issues I need to be in therapy. Serious therapy. Most everything I dislike is a texture and not a taste thing at all

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                                                                            Dirtywextraolives RE: suzigirl Jul 10, 2013 08:09 PM

                                                                            No, I think it's the opposite....fara needs some therapy.... ;0)

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                                                                              suzigirl RE: Dirtywextraolives Jul 10, 2013 08:11 PM

                                                                              I reposted. It was meant to say dislike.

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                                                                                Dirtywextraolives RE: suzigirl Jul 10, 2013 08:15 PM

                                                                                Ah, okay. Makes more sense now.

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                                                                          gildeddawn RE: fara Jul 11, 2013 11:23 AM

                                                                          Totally - only it's fingernails for me.

                                                                  2. chowser RE: ipsedixit Jul 9, 2013 08:25 AM

                                                                    I'm guessing my son would say maple syrup and cheese. At some point, I decided to throw leftover cheese onto chicken and waffles. He's still traumatized.

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                                                                      c oliver RE: chowser Jul 9, 2013 08:37 AM

                                                                      I'm with your son!

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                                                                        chowser RE: c oliver Jul 9, 2013 09:43 AM

                                                                        Could potentially go down as the worst thing I've ever made but as I tell him #firstworldproblems.

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                                                                        C70 RE: chowser Jul 11, 2013 11:50 AM

                                                                        I can think of 2 cheese/maple syrup combos that are fantastic. One is a monte cristo, dipped into syrup, and the other a good french ham & gruyere crepe, also dipped in the sweet stuff.

                                                                        Chicken and syrup though, ick. Of course I don't mind honey on fried chicken, so it might be tolerable. I dig salty/sweet.

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                                                                          hotoynoodle RE: chowser Jul 11, 2013 05:29 PM

                                                                          is maple syrup a part of chicken and waffles? i am not from your land and find the dish so odd sounding. breakfast and lunch at detente on a plate.

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                                                                            PotatoHouse RE: hotoynoodle Jul 11, 2013 06:02 PM

                                                                            Yes! REAL maple syrup with a touch of hot sauce.

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                                                                              c oliver RE: hotoynoodle Jul 11, 2013 06:27 PM

                                                                              Actually, it's dinner and breakfast :) According to Amy Ruth's in Harlem, when the clubs would close, people coming home wanted something to eat but it was too late for dinner and too early for breakfast. As confusing as it sounds, it's really quite good. And I NEVER eat waffles :)

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                                                                                hotoynoodle RE: c oliver Jul 11, 2013 06:30 PM

                                                                                i don't like waffles, nor do i like maple syrup.

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                                                                                  Dirtywextraolives RE: hotoynoodle Jul 11, 2013 06:49 PM

                                                                                  Then you would definitely hate it......

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                                                                                  Perilagu Khan RE: c oliver Jul 11, 2013 07:18 PM

                                                                                  I've never had chicks and waffs, but as strange as the combo sounds, I'm aching to try it.

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                                                                                    suzigirl RE: Perilagu Khan Jul 11, 2013 07:21 PM

                                                                                    I haven't either but something about them screams delicious, right?

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                                                                                      Perilagu Khan RE: suzigirl Jul 11, 2013 07:24 PM

                                                                                      Just so!

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                                                                                      c oliver RE: Perilagu Khan Jul 11, 2013 07:23 PM

                                                                                      Here are a gazillion pix. GO TO HARLEM.

                                                                                      https://www.google.com/search?q=amy+r...

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                                                                                        Perilagu Khan RE: c oliver Jul 11, 2013 07:24 PM

                                                                                        I'll swing by Harlem on my way to work tomorrow. ;)

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                                                                                          Dirtywextraolives RE: Perilagu Khan Jul 11, 2013 07:28 PM

                                                                                          Or LA, if you are on the west coast.....

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                                                                                            Perilagu Khan RE: Dirtywextraolives Jul 11, 2013 07:30 PM

                                                                                            Harlem for lunch, Watts for dinner. Just for comparative purposes. If I don't post for a couple of weeks, send in reinforcements.

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                                                                                              c oliver RE: Perilagu Khan Jul 11, 2013 07:34 PM

                                                                                              Where'd you come up with Watts???

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                                                                                                Perilagu Khan RE: c oliver Jul 11, 2013 07:39 PM

                                                                                                She did say LA. Last time I checked Watts is in LA.

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                                                                                                  c oliver RE: Perilagu Khan Jul 11, 2013 08:17 PM

                                                                                                  But there's more to LA --- a whole lot more --- than Watts.

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                                                                                                    Perilagu Khan RE: c oliver Jul 12, 2013 08:24 AM

                                                                                                    Natch. But Watts is the most obvious analogue to Harlem. And I'm guessing you won't encounter too much Chicks and Waffs on Rodeo Drive.

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                                                                                                      c oliver RE: Perilagu Khan Jul 12, 2013 09:08 AM

                                                                                                      With Watts' population being 2/3 Latino and with Harlem still being predominantly African-American, I'd say the analogy isn't necessarily valid. And as trendy as chicken and waffles have become, I bet there's more than a place or two in Beverly Hills that serves them :)

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                                                                                              PotatoHouse RE: Dirtywextraolives Jul 12, 2013 03:17 AM

                                                                                              Or Atlanta.

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                                                                                              c oliver RE: Perilagu Khan Jul 11, 2013 07:28 PM

                                                                                              We do house exchanges so we get to "swing by" lots of places :)

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                                                                                        chowser RE: hotoynoodle Jul 12, 2013 05:47 PM

                                                                                        I've never had a real version of it but have seen it on TV. It doesn't appeal to me, plus the idea of fried chicken w/ bones w/ waffles just seems to messy to eat.

                                                                                        I was desperate for a quick meal, tired and made quick pan fried chicken nuggets for it. It was in that exhaustion that I threw on the cheese. Years later, my son still shudders at the thought but it's become a joke in the house. "At least it's not maple syrup and cheese..."

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                                                                                          Dirtywextraolives RE: chowser Jul 12, 2013 06:42 PM

                                                                                          That's pretty funny!!

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                                                                                            c oliver RE: chowser Jul 12, 2013 06:47 PM

                                                                                            The chicken isn't eaten on top of the chicken but beside it. So you cut off a piece of chicken and a piece of waffle that has syrup on it and eat it. You know, like you'd eat sausage or some other 'normal' breakfast meat with a waffle. We had it recently at a local (Reno) diner. They made it with prebreaded, from a frozen state, chicken strips. No. No. I'll wait til we get back to Harlem to have it.

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                                                                                              chowser RE: c oliver Jul 13, 2013 05:14 AM

                                                                                              It would be one thing if the chicken didn't have bones but fried chicken to me is finger food. Waffles are fork and knife. I've seen it both served on top and on the side (online and on TV) and often it's the wings. It all seems to hard to eat.

                                                                                              http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=h...

                                                                                              https://www.google.com/search?q=chick...

                                                                                      3. AmyH RE: ipsedixit Jul 9, 2013 08:49 AM

                                                                                        Not exactly condiments, but anything with orange and cream together gives me the "nails on chalkboard" squiggles up my spine. That includes orange creamsicles. Gag!

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                                                                                          laliz RE: AmyH Jul 9, 2013 09:18 AM

                                                                                          same here. Also and even moreso, orange and chocolate together. no No NO

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                                                                                            c oliver RE: laliz Jul 9, 2013 09:21 AM

                                                                                            Ooh, but I can go for a dark chocolate bar with orange zest in it.

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                                                                                              Steve Green RE: c oliver Jul 11, 2013 08:45 AM

                                                                                              Orange and chocolate is one of my favorite combos. In fact, I'm just waiting for the sweet and juicy dried oranges to come back to Trader Joes (this month, supposedly), so I can try them dipped in bittersweet. GF came up with this idea just as we finished the bag, but when I went back to TJ, they were out of stock.

                                                                                              On the other hand, Sabra (orange and chocolate liqueur) grosses me out, although I liked it as a kid.

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                                                                                                Veggo RE: Steve Green Jul 11, 2013 08:58 AM

                                                                                                Van Houten orange chocolate - yum!

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                                                                                                  Steve Green RE: Veggo Jul 11, 2013 10:59 AM

                                                                                                  mm. Back in the 80's, you could still get bars of Droste orange chocolate -- forgot about those. Where do you find the Van Houten?

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                                                                                                    Veggo RE: Steve Green Jul 11, 2013 01:25 PM

                                                                                                    I haven't had it in decades but I remember it well it was so good. Google indicates it's still out there somewhere.

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                                                                                                  Terrieltr RE: Steve Green Jul 12, 2013 10:34 AM

                                                                                                  I am confused as to how a dried orange can be juicy.

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                                                                                                    Steve Green RE: Terrieltr Jul 12, 2013 11:29 AM

                                                                                                    I know, but they are, especially when compared to the crunchy freeze-dried ones.

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                                                                                                chowmeow RE: laliz Jul 13, 2013 07:15 AM

                                                                                                I agree - no chocolate and orange! But I do like creamsicles.

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                                                                                                Perilagu Khan RE: AmyH Jul 9, 2013 09:25 AM

                                                                                                Criminy. Never encountered a soul that didn't love Dreamsicles.

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                                                                                                  laliz RE: Perilagu Khan Jul 9, 2013 09:54 AM

                                                                                                  you have now

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                                                                                                    AmyH RE: laliz Jul 9, 2013 10:47 AM

                                                                                                    and more than one!

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                                                                                                      Perilagu Khan RE: laliz Jul 9, 2013 10:48 AM

                                                                                                      Two, to be precise.

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                                                                                                        AmyH RE: Perilagu Khan Jul 9, 2013 10:50 AM

                                                                                                        Give it time... there will be more!

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                                                                                                          Perilagu Khan RE: AmyH Jul 9, 2013 10:52 AM

                                                                                                          Maybe you should start a thread: "Haters of the Dreamsicle, Unite!"

                                                                                                      2. re: laliz
                                                                                                        ipsedixit RE: laliz Jul 9, 2013 05:58 PM

                                                                                                        Dreamsicles were always sort of disgusting to me, and like AmyH, I can't stand anything orange and cream-based.

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                                                                                                        chartreauxx RE: Perilagu Khan Jul 9, 2013 05:32 PM

                                                                                                        i'm allergic to oranges. none for me!... people say great things about dreamsicles, but (obviously) i've never had one.

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                                                                                                          AmyH RE: chartreauxx Jul 10, 2013 08:53 AM

                                                                                                          I'd be very surprised if there was any actual orange in a dreamsicle.

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                                                                                                      laliz RE: ipsedixit Jul 9, 2013 09:27 AM

                                                                                                      mint jelly and anything

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                                                                                                        c oliver RE: laliz Jul 9, 2013 09:35 AM

                                                                                                        Is it served with anything other than lamb? A followup questions please. WHY is it ever served with lamb?

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                                                                                                          laliz RE: c oliver Jul 9, 2013 09:55 AM

                                                                                                          dunno. don't eat lamb. I have seen people salivate over the idea of lamb chops and mint jelly tho.(shudder)

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                                                                                                            Veggo RE: c oliver Jul 9, 2013 01:02 PM

                                                                                                            I dunno why, but I like the Crosse & Blackwell mint sauce (which has malt vinegar) with lamb. Mint jelly is too sweet.

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                                                                                                            Dirtywextraolives RE: laliz Jul 10, 2013 07:28 PM

                                                                                                            A classic pairing for probably 50+ years.... I still have a jar in ,y fridge for when I make roast lamb for my dad....doesn't bother me since he enjoys it.

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                                                                                                              c oliver RE: Dirtywextraolives Jul 10, 2013 07:36 PM

                                                                                                              I'd more likely say a classic pairing FROM 50 years ago. That's great that you keep him happy.

                                                                                                          3. alliegator RE: ipsedixit Jul 9, 2013 10:41 AM

                                                                                                            Butter and mayo on cold lunchmeat sandwiches. My grandmother used to do this. Just typing this makes me squeamish.
                                                                                                            On the other hand, I do make my grilled cheeses with a mayo & butter mix, but it makes sense there.

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                                                                                                              jbsiegel RE: ipsedixit Jul 9, 2013 05:28 PM

                                                                                                              The one that totally grosses me out is any kind of fruit in a dressed salad. The concept of a nice strawberry or something doused in dressing is just repulsive!

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                                                                                                                Veggo RE: jbsiegel Jul 9, 2013 05:36 PM

                                                                                                                A strawberry doused in milk chocolate is as lovely as a woman similarly so.

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                                                                                                                  ipsedixit RE: Veggo Jul 9, 2013 05:59 PM

                                                                                                                  Not if that woman is Roseanne Barr.

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                                                                                                                    Veggo RE: ipsedixit Jul 10, 2013 05:18 AM

                                                                                                                    Nobody has that much chocolate around.

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                                                                                                                      ipsedixit RE: Veggo Jul 10, 2013 07:02 AM

                                                                                                                      Maybe if Hersheys and Mars combined forces? Maybe.

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                                                                                                                  ipsedixit RE: jbsiegel Jul 9, 2013 06:00 PM

                                                                                                                  Really?

                                                                                                                  You no like strawberry and some aged balsamic vinegar?

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                                                                                                                    hotoynoodle RE: ipsedixit Jul 11, 2013 05:30 PM

                                                                                                                    gah. i don't like balsamic vinegar on anything ever.

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                                                                                                                      c oliver RE: hotoynoodle Jul 11, 2013 06:28 PM

                                                                                                                      Ya know, it's funny. I jumped on the balsamic bandwagon with others. Now it just sits there.

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                                                                                                                        hotoynoodle RE: c oliver Jul 11, 2013 06:31 PM

                                                                                                                        it seems so 80s to me and yet it's inescapable in many restaurants.

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                                                                                                                          goodhealthgourmet RE: c oliver Jul 11, 2013 06:35 PM

                                                                                                                          There was a time when I really loved it, but I guess I got bored with it...as evidenced by the giant unopened bottle from Costco that's been sitting in my pantry for about a year. I do still use really good aged balsamic when warranted and I occasionally use the white balsamic from TJs on salad, but standard balsamic as an everyday ingredient just doesn't inspire me anymore.

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                                                                                                                          Perilagu Khan RE: hotoynoodle Jul 11, 2013 07:19 PM

                                                                                                                          I really don't understand the appeal of the stuff either.

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                                                                                                                        c oliver RE: jbsiegel Jul 9, 2013 06:03 PM

                                                                                                                        I'm totally with you on that. I just don't get it. Also don't like fruits dipped in chocolate.

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                                                                                                                          goodhealthgourmet RE: c oliver Jul 9, 2013 06:06 PM

                                                                                                                          I like berries or apricots dipped in very dark chocolate, but never milk chocolate (I don't like the stuff to begin with, and paired with fruit it's just sweet on top of sweet).

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                                                                                                                            c oliver RE: goodhealthgourmet Jul 9, 2013 06:12 PM

                                                                                                                            Ooh, I might like it with dark chocolate. I had a bar recently from TJs that was SO dark Bob couldn't eat it. So I continue to have it, one square at a time :)

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                                                                                                                              jbsiegel RE: c oliver Jul 10, 2013 01:02 PM

                                                                                                                              Has to be dark chocolate!

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                                                                                                                          Dirtywextraolives RE: jbsiegel Jul 10, 2013 07:27 PM

                                                                                                                          Strawberry, raspberry, grilled peaches or nectarines.... All good in a salad with a light vinaigrette.... No dousing, easy to lightly dress it.

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                                                                                                                            c oliver RE: Dirtywextraolives Jul 10, 2013 07:37 PM

                                                                                                                            No, no, no, no :) Love them all but, to me, they are never salad ingredients.

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                                                                                                                              Dirtywextraolives RE: c oliver Jul 10, 2013 08:07 PM

                                                                                                                              Made an arugula salad dressed lightly with lemon & olive oil, s&p, with almonds, feta and grilled peaches. It was delicious.

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                                                                                                                                c oliver RE: Dirtywextraolives Jul 10, 2013 08:31 PM

                                                                                                                                But, see, for me, it would be delicious without the peaches. Those I would serve with the "protein" or as dessert.

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                                                                                                                                  Dirtywextraolives RE: c oliver Jul 10, 2013 08:55 PM

                                                                                                                                  So you'd rather put fruit on meat, than a salad? Okaaaay. Do you like protein in salads also, or is that another deal breaker?

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                                                                                                                                    c oliver RE: Dirtywextraolives Jul 10, 2013 09:20 PM

                                                                                                                                    Not on top of. A side dish. Don't like meat on top of salads either.

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                                                                                                                                      jbsiegel RE: c oliver Jul 11, 2013 12:52 PM

                                                                                                                                      Chiming in here... I like meat on my salad. As far as fruit on my meat - no way on that one!

                                                                                                                                      Don't like fruit with cheese either (although maybe some kind of jam mixed into cottage cheese is OK).

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                                                                                                                                        Dirtywextraolives RE: jbsiegel Jul 11, 2013 03:27 PM

                                                                                                                                        Figs with Gorgonzola
                                                                                                                                        Pears with Gouda
                                                                                                                                        Apples with sharp cheddar
                                                                                                                                        Strawberries with goat cheese
                                                                                                                                        Mmmmm mmmm, possibilities are endless and deliciousM

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                                                                                                                                          chowser RE: jbsiegel Jul 11, 2013 05:06 PM

                                                                                                                                          No melon and prosiutto? Bacon and figs/dates?
                                                                                                                                          Turkey and cranberry sauce?
                                                                                                                                          Or pork chops and applesauce for dinner?

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                                                                                                                                            jbsiegel RE: chowser Jul 11, 2013 05:45 PM

                                                                                                                                            Pork chops and applesauce are fine...just not in the same mouthful!

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                                                                                                                                              Perilagu Khan RE: jbsiegel Jul 11, 2013 07:20 PM

                                                                                                                                              I'm with you, jb. Fruit shall never contaminate my meat!

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                                                                                                                                                Dirtywextraolives RE: Perilagu Khan Jul 11, 2013 07:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                No duck breast a l'orange or with port - cherry sauce?? You people don't know what you're missing.....

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                                                                                                                                                chowser RE: jbsiegel Jul 12, 2013 05:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                That was just a tongue in cheek reference to the Brady Bunch but I'm remembering a good number of CHs probably aren't old enough to get it.

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                                                                                                                                                  hotoynoodle RE: chowser Jul 13, 2013 05:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                  ha! marcia, marcia, marcia!

                                                                                                                                                  my mom's pork chops were inedible without applesauce. like cotton made of steel they were so dry and flavorless.

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                                                                                                                                                    PotatoHouse RE: hotoynoodle Jul 13, 2013 03:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                    Hence the applesauce sidedish. That is also the reason so many people grew up with a ketchup or tomato sauce topping on meatloaf.

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                                                                                                                                                      hotoynoodle RE: PotatoHouse Jul 13, 2013 03:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                      and why, to this day, i don't want sweet with meat.

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                                                                                                                                    Dirtywextraolives RE: c oliver Jul 11, 2013 07:21 PM

                                                                                                                                    So I take it you don't eat Chinese chicken salad either? And dried fruit in a salad is also a non starter? I love dried cherries, cranberries or apricots with nuts in a salad, so good.

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                                                                                                                                      c oliver RE: Dirtywextraolives Jul 11, 2013 07:31 PM

                                                                                                                                      Not sure what a Chinese chicken salad has to do with it. And, yes, all that dried fruit is not disgusting but I like your word "non starter." Actually sets my teeth on edge thinking about it :(

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                                                                                                                                        Dirtywextraolives RE: c oliver Jul 11, 2013 07:32 PM

                                                                                                                                        Most versions of CCS have mandarin oranges in it ;)

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                                                                                                                                          c oliver RE: Dirtywextraolives Jul 11, 2013 08:20 PM

                                                                                                                                          I guess I should have mentioned that I don't even know what it is. I assumed it was chicken with some kind of greens and an Asian-influenced dressing. Mandarin oranges (those come out of a can, right?) don't ring my bell.

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                                                                                                                                          jbsiegel RE: c oliver Jul 12, 2013 12:32 PM

                                                                                                                                          Yep...don't like ANY fruit in my salad. Nuts...bring 'em on, though. The more the merrier!

                                                                                                                                          And I don't eat Chinese chicken salad.

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                                                                                                                                            c oliver RE: jbsiegel Jul 12, 2013 05:56 PM

                                                                                                                                            Toasted pine nuts are good. I don't think I'd want anything else. But the total dealbreaker are the candied ones.

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                                                                                                                                              chowser RE: c oliver Jul 12, 2013 06:03 PM

                                                                                                                                              One of the best salads I've had was a layered one (this was in the 90's when layered was in) with crab, persimmons, greens. I can't remember what else but it was wonderful. And, I like roasted beets and goat cheese, as cliche as that is, Roasted beets add a fairly sweet component to it. But, I do like sweet/salty.

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                                                                                                                                                c oliver RE: chowser Jul 12, 2013 06:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                I don't mind beets but would just prefer they be on the side and I'll eat them along with my salad.

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                                                                                                                                                  INDIANRIVERFL RE: chowser Jul 13, 2013 01:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                  Some offerings have passed cliché and are classics.

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                                                                                                                                        chowmeow RE: Dirtywextraolives Jul 13, 2013 07:17 AM

                                                                                                                                        That sounds lovely - especially the grilled peaches.

                                                                                                                                    2. goodhealthgourmet RE: ipsedixit Jul 9, 2013 06:14 PM

                                                                                                                                      I can only eat ketchup on burgers, meat loaf, fries, and home fries. *Please* keep it away from my eggs and my hot dogs (and ketchup +PB sounds truly wretched).

                                                                                                                                      No Miracle Whip, period. Most store bought mayo is a non-starter for me as well.

                                                                                                                                      No sweet or fruity salad dressings.

                                                                                                                                      No cream cheese AND butter on your bagel or toast. Just pick one!

                                                                                                                                      If we're talking about sweet condiments as well, I'd starve to death if Cool Whip was the only available sustenance.

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                                                                                                                                        c oliver RE: goodhealthgourmet Jul 9, 2013 06:18 PM

                                                                                                                                        Can't just hit recommend. Gotta yell YES! To all. Bob does butter and cream cheese on bagels. Yuck.

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                                                                                                                                          laliz RE: c oliver Jul 10, 2013 07:27 AM

                                                                                                                                          love a hot toasted buttered bagel slathered w/cream cheese

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                                                                                                                                            PotatoHouse RE: laliz Jul 10, 2013 10:32 AM

                                                                                                                                            Has to be an everything bagel!!!!

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                                                                                                                                            JAB RE: c oliver Jul 10, 2013 07:40 AM

                                                                                                                                            I honestly have never heard of both being used together. Either or.

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                                                                                                                                            fldhkybnva RE: goodhealthgourmet Jul 9, 2013 06:23 PM

                                                                                                                                            Woohoo, ketchup on home fries! Yes, please!

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                                                                                                                                              c oliver RE: fldhkybnva Jul 9, 2013 06:26 PM

                                                                                                                                              No, no, no, no..................!!!!! I missed that. NO ketchup on that first line. Even meatloaf. That has tomato sauce.

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                                                                                                                                                PotatoHouse RE: c oliver Jul 10, 2013 10:32 AM

                                                                                                                                                NO TOMATO ANYTHING on meatloaf!!

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                                                                                                                                              Dirtywextraolives RE: goodhealthgourmet Jul 10, 2013 07:25 PM

                                                                                                                                              Sorry, but some of us have no choice but to have cool whip when y'all are enjoying the real thing......

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                                                                                                                                                c oliver RE: Dirtywextraolives Jul 10, 2013 07:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                I'm curious, is Cool Whip less expensive than a pint of heavy cream?

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                                                                                                                                                  Dirtywextraolives RE: c oliver Jul 10, 2013 08:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                  Don't know, as I rarely buy pints of heavy cream. And on the rare occasion I do, I don't notice the price as I buying it out of necessity for a certain recipe I'm making but not partaking in.

                                                                                                                                                  And I rarely buy cool whip either, but there are just certain desserts where I need a little creamy stuff on top to make it complete, strawberry shortcake being one.

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                                                                                                                                                    c oliver RE: Dirtywextraolives Jul 10, 2013 08:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                    Dirtywextraolives about 1 hour ago
                                                                                                                                                    Sorry, but some of us have no choice but to have cool whip when y'all are enjoying the real thing......

                                                                                                                                                    I guess I don't understand then.

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                                                                                                                                                      Dirtywextraolives RE: c oliver Jul 10, 2013 08:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                      Can't. Do. Milk. Get it now??

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                                                                                                                                                        c oliver RE: Dirtywextraolives Jul 10, 2013 09:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                        Well, yeah. I get it. But Cool Whip has milk in it. So maybe I don't get it :)

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                                                                                                                                                          Dirtywextraolives RE: c oliver Jul 11, 2013 11:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                          Well, apparently, not enough to give me trouble ;)

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                                                                                                                                                  goodhealthgourmet RE: Dirtywextraolives Jul 11, 2013 09:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                  I never said you couldn't enjoy it, I was stating my *own* dislike. Feel free to enjoy as much Cool Whip as you want to, and help yourself to my portion as well. I personally can't stand the taste or the texture of it, and I try to avoid consuming anything that's mostly chemicals & artificial ingredients. Even the thought of having to eat it turns my stomach.

                                                                                                                                                  You said you "have no choice" but to eat Cool Whip as opposed to real whipped cream. Why is that? It can't be a dairy issue because all their products contain dairy ingredients...

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                                                                                                                                                    Dirtywextraolives RE: goodhealthgourmet Jul 11, 2013 11:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                    See above.

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                                                                                                                                                      goodhealthgourmet RE: Dirtywextraolives Jul 11, 2013 05:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                      Got it - straight milk is problematic for you, but the small amount of dairy in Cool Whip doesn't give you trouble.

                                                                                                                                                      If you ever want to make your own dairy-free whipped topping & you like coconut, you should try whipped coconut cream sometime. It's pretty fabulous.

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                                                                                                                                                        Dirtywextraolives RE: goodhealthgourmet Jul 11, 2013 05:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                        Great idea, thanks for the tip!

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                                                                                                                                                        hotoynoodle RE: Dirtywextraolives Jul 11, 2013 05:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                        i just had to do some googling and apparently actual dairy is a very recent addition to the ingredients of cool whip. i thought it was dairy-free.

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                                                                                                                                                          Dirtywextraolives RE: hotoynoodle Jul 11, 2013 05:40 PM

                                                                                                                                                          Me too! I was a little surprised to hear that, as it was always touted as dairy free. Goes to show how infrequently I eat it :)

                                                                                                                                                3. emily RE: ipsedixit Jul 10, 2013 08:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                  I don't like mustard and ketchup mixed together. During one of my mom's diet periods when I was a kid, she made a baked chicken breast covered in mustard and ketchup that had been mixed together. Was OK for the first bite or two, but it remains one of my grossest childhood food memories.

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                                                                                                                                                    fldhkybnva RE: emily Jul 10, 2013 09:14 AM

                                                                                                                                                    I love this combo, usually on burgers though but heavier on the mustard with dips in ketchup since it gets a little much for me after a while.

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                                                                                                                                                      jbsiegel RE: fldhkybnva Jul 10, 2013 01:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                      Only place I really like it is on a McDonald's hamburger - those little plain ones with the ketchup, mustard, onions and a pickle. Otherwise, keep them far away from each other!

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                                                                                                                                                        fldhkybnva RE: jbsiegel Jul 10, 2013 01:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                        Good point, it is critical to a proper McD's hamburger.

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                                                                                                                                                      Violatp RE: emily Jul 10, 2013 07:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                      There used to be a really wretched "bbq" place on Market Street in San Diego (pre the fancy new condos and Petco Park and whatnot) to which I was dragged by a boyfriend.

                                                                                                                                                      The big old B in the window didn't faze him but it was only the beginning as, after we ordered, I watched the dude behind the counter make the "famous sauce" by mixing ketchup and mustard together and pouring that all over my chicken,

                                                                                                                                                      yuckyuckyuckyuckyuck

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                                                                                                                                                        Steve Green RE: Violatp Jul 11, 2013 08:53 AM

                                                                                                                                                        Reminds me of P.F. Chang's, where the waiter mixes up a "sauce" with mustard, soy, and other table condiments. A friend once said it was like a four-year-old playing around, mixing all the condiments together (he used to call the place Pointless Fucking Chang's).

                                                                                                                                                    3. Breadcrumbs RE: ipsedixit Jul 10, 2013 09:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                      Shrimp cocktail sauce on shrimp or anything else for that matter.

                                                                                                                                                      I much prefer my seafood unadulterated. A spritz of lime or lemon is all I tend to add.

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                                                                                                                                                        fldhkybnva RE: Breadcrumbs Jul 10, 2013 09:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                        I agree usually but am a sucker for homemade spicy cocktail sauce even just eating it out of the container :)

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                                                                                                                                                          pinehurst RE: fldhkybnva Jul 11, 2013 09:01 AM

                                                                                                                                                          I have to restrain myself from doing this^^

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                                                                                                                                                          jbsiegel RE: Breadcrumbs Jul 10, 2013 01:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                          I usually do salsa instead of cocktail sauce for my shrimp. Love salsa on a baked potato too...and as a dip for veggies...I could go on and on...

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                                                                                                                                                            hotoynoodle RE: jbsiegel Jul 11, 2013 05:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                            cocktail sauce is just adulterated ketchup so i don't want it ruining my seafood.

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                                                                                                                                                              c oliver RE: hotoynoodle Jul 11, 2013 06:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                              By the time I add the Worchestershire sauce, lemon juice and horseradish, the ketchup just acts as a base. But I'd love a rec for an alternative.

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                                                                                                                                                                hotoynoodle RE: c oliver Jul 11, 2013 06:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                i often mix sriracha or some other chili sauce with home-made mayo as a dip for shrimp or shrimp chips. people scarf it up.

                                                                                                                                                                i, however, like oysters and such totally naked.

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                                                                                                                                                          fara RE: ipsedixit Jul 10, 2013 07:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                          how about any of the standard condiments for chicken mcnuggets besides plain honey?
                                                                                                                                                          honey-mustard
                                                                                                                                                          "bbq"
                                                                                                                                                          buffalo
                                                                                                                                                          and variations of the same
                                                                                                                                                          http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/food/p...

                                                                                                                                                          this is not a knock on mcd's. quite the contrary, these sauces were made famous before mcdo adopted them. to me they epitomize the sysco type food product, somehow all the same everywhere and I'm totally tired of them. i can only imagine how gross the chipotle one is.
                                                                                                                                                          repeat with ALL salad dressings available commercially.

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                                                                                                                                                            c oliver RE: fara Jul 10, 2013 07:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                            With McN's I get only the hot mustard.

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                                                                                                                                                              juliejulez RE: fara Jul 11, 2013 04:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                              I love the BBQ sauce with nuggets. My guilty pleasure since I was a kid is to eat the sauce out of the container with my finger. Only if I'm alone though :)

                                                                                                                                                              I don't know if it's the same as the one they have now, but a few (5+) years ago they had a really good chipotle BBQ sauce, it was when they first brought out those white meat chicken strip things (forget what they call them). That stuff was really good, but I was told it was discontinued a couple years ago. Maybe it's back!

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                                                                                                                                                              Violatp RE: ipsedixit Jul 10, 2013 07:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                              Dunking pizza into ranch dressing. Despite all my years living in CA, I just still Do. Not. Get. It.

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                                                                                                                                                                c oliver RE: Violatp Jul 10, 2013 08:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                A few hours ago I would have totally gone there with you. But we had a pizza today at a microbrewery (in Reno, NV) They make their pizza dough with the same yeast they use for their beers. It's wonderful. Today I noticed that she'd left a little pot of ranch. It was fabulous. Although even the server said she can't get the recipe for the dressing :( We just took a bit of the end crust and dipped. MMM>

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                                                                                                                                                                  Perilagu Khan RE: Violatp Jul 11, 2013 08:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                                  Dunking pizza in ranch has always struck me as terribly vulgar. And the same for dunking Buffalo wangs in ranch or bleu cheese.

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                                                                                                                                                                    Veggo RE: Perilagu Khan Jul 11, 2013 08:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    Dunking pizza in ranch on Wooster St. in New Haven would be a hangin' offense. As to dunking wings in bleu cheese, I confess it's my only way.

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                                                                                                                                                                      Perilagu Khan RE: Veggo Jul 11, 2013 09:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                                      I like my wings straight up, and with only a patina of very hot sauce. But I'll grant you that dunked in bleu is a time-tested and traditional approach.

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                                                                                                                                                                        Dirtywextraolives RE: Veggo Jul 11, 2013 11:11 AM

                                                                                                                                                                        Nobody would ever have any reason to dunk a Pepe's or Sally slice in ranch....... That's just crazy talk......

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                                                                                                                                                                          hotoynoodle RE: Veggo Jul 11, 2013 05:40 PM

                                                                                                                                                                          we brought an old friend and his daughter to santarpio's in boston for pizza. the daughter asked for ranch dressing and the waiter, who knew me, gave me no end of grief for it. we don't serve salads, so why the f**k would we have ranch dressing? then when he found out she wanted it for the pizza? he died laughing.

                                                                                                                                                                          she was just as taken aback by its absence i think!

                                                                                                                                                                          was the first time i'd heard of it too, but apparently it's the condiment of choice for some. blech.

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                                                                                                                                                                          alliegator RE: Perilagu Khan Jul 12, 2013 10:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                          I had a neighbor and frequent dining partner once that would do this. He would bring the ranch to the friggin' restaurant in a cargo pocket. I really had to fight the urge to slap him.

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                                                                                                                                                                            hotoynoodle RE: alliegator Jul 13, 2013 05:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                            for wearing cargo pants?

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                                                                                                                                                                              Perilagu Khan RE: hotoynoodle Jul 13, 2013 07:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                                              As good a reason as any.

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                                                                                                                                                                                alliegator RE: hotoynoodle Jul 18, 2013 09:13 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                Well, that too.

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                                                                                                                                                                            fldhkybnva RE: Violatp Jul 11, 2013 09:49 AM

                                                                                                                                                                            Have you ever Gumby's? I spent a summer in Madison, Wisconsin in 8th grade eons ago and loved Gumby's mostly for the purpose of dipping the cheesesticks in ranch dressing which now that I think about it is the only time when I've demanded Ranch dressing.

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                                                                                                                                                                              Perilagu Khan RE: fldhkybnva Jul 11, 2013 09:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                              No doubt. Ranch and marinara are the essential condiments for fried mozz.

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                                                                                                                                                                                Violatp RE: fldhkybnva Jul 11, 2013 10:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                No, no Gumby's. And, I admit, cheesesticks with ranch I could get behind.

                                                                                                                                                                                Something about a slice of pizza, with the toppings and tomato sauce, etc...

                                                                                                                                                                                I often have seen (especially teenagers) take a slice of pizza and just pour dressing over it before eating. I find it hard not to make a yuck face when I see that.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  goodhealthgourmet RE: fldhkybnva Jul 11, 2013 05:33 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                  Pokey Stix!!! Many, many years ago when I was in college in Atlanta, Pokey Stix made excellent late night post-partying food. I shudder to think of it now, but I actually went through a phase where I *mixed* the marinara & ranch together for dipping.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Violatp RE: goodhealthgourmet Jul 11, 2013 05:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                    Oh, see now, that made me cringe. It must be the idea of tomato sauce and ranch that's my sticking point.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      goodhealthgourmet RE: Violatp Jul 11, 2013 06:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                      Nasty, right? We all ate it that way, I have no idea why...or how I managed to get & keep it down.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      suzigirl RE: goodhealthgourmet Jul 11, 2013 05:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                      No offense but I shudder to think of it now too. ;-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                        fldhkybnva RE: goodhealthgourmet Jul 12, 2013 07:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                        I know me too, but back then it was literally every night.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      C70 RE: Violatp Jul 11, 2013 11:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                      amen! Ranch dressing is just vile, I don't see the appeal at all.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        INDIANRIVERFL RE: C70 Jul 11, 2013 01:57 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                        Try Green Goddess on a white pizza.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          fldhkybnva RE: INDIANRIVERFL Jul 11, 2013 04:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                          Wow, genius! As a dip or a sauce?

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                                                                                                                                                                                            INDIANRIVERFL RE: fldhkybnva Jul 13, 2013 01:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                            Sauce.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      ePressureCooker RE: ipsedixit Jul 11, 2013 03:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                      Tarragon and oregano. If you've ever tried them together, you never, ever, ever will again. #awful

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                                                                                                                                                                                        c oliver RE: ePressureCooker Jul 11, 2013 03:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                        How funny. I sauteed them with some garlic and onion and made a simple pasta sauce. Didn't notice anything off.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        youareabunny RE: ipsedixit Jul 11, 2013 06:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                        They aren't both condiments but...

                                                                                                                                                                                        My mom eats jalapeño cheddar bagels with Nutella.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          hotoynoodle RE: youareabunny Jul 11, 2013 06:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                          had a b/f who ate black beans with cheese on triscuits with grape jelly. he was meticulous in their construction and the proper timing in the micro.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            youareabunny RE: hotoynoodle Jul 11, 2013 06:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                            That combo made total sense til the grape jelly! Now I want triscuits...

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                                                                                                                                                                                              c oliver RE: hotoynoodle Jul 11, 2013 06:43 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                              EX b/f, right? That is truly disgusting.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                hotoynoodle RE: c oliver Jul 11, 2013 06:57 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                yeah, how he got to the jelly part i never knew, lol.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              Dirtywextraolives RE: youareabunny Jul 11, 2013 06:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                              Ok.....your Mom is my new hero.... ;)

                                                                                                                                                                                            3. chowmeow RE: ipsedixit Jul 13, 2013 07:09 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                              Not a condiment, but the snack of juice and cookies makes me cringe.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                Perilagu Khan RE: chowmeow Jul 13, 2013 07:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                Sweet on sweet. Makes no sense to me either.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  chowmeow RE: Perilagu Khan Jul 14, 2013 11:32 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Exactly! And sometimes the sweetness of the cookies makes the juice sour in an unpleasant way.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  fara RE: chowmeow Jul 13, 2013 03:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Or juice with cake, believe it or not I have been served this

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    chowmeow RE: fara Jul 14, 2013 11:32 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Oh, that gives me shivers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                3. Kholvaitar RE: ipsedixit Dec 8, 2013 06:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  So I put finely chopped Kimchi on my Pepperoni and Anchovy Pizza....

                                                                                                                                                                                                  That night I am called a DEVIL !!

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. hotoynoodle RE: ipsedixit Dec 8, 2013 07:14 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    last night somebody said one of his favorite things to eat when working in a restaurant was french fries with cole slaw over them. and that all covered with brown gravy. ick. ick. ick.

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