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It's nothing to be ashamed of but.......

What have you done that you wouldn't go on Facebook and talk about? I have eaten the entire skin off of a chicken as it cooled on the stove top. I season my bird with olive oil and lemon and then sprinkle salt, pepper and herbes de Provence all over. The skin hot from the oven is better than bacon!! Share your dirty little secrets!

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  1. I was making char siu (red cooked pork). Recipe said to cut it up, make a sauce, cook it in the oven for a long time, basting every 10 minutes with the sauce. I made it about an hour before I started "tasting" it. I have never ever smelled anything that good. Only ended up with half of what I started with.

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    1. re: 512window

      Been there, don that...ASHAMED!
      I now make mine on the grill and leave it in larger pieces so as not to have the same outcome. By the way, I really do like it cooked on the grill better.

      1. re: jnk

        So now we have a club! I have never been brave enough to try making it again.

        1. re: 512window

          Make it the day that you're having company for dinner, this way you'll have no choice but to make sure that you have enough left over.

        1. re: sandylc

          This is the easy way, there are many more recipes that don't use processed sauces. Either way it's delicious. Enjoy.


          1. re: jnk

            Can I do this with a pork roast? I have one that is the same cut as chops and I'm wondering what to do with it.

      2. Mini shots of hot sauce and vinegar...love it! Ooh, and mustard too.

        1. i put maldon sea salt on my buttered toast!

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          1. re: TSAW

            LOVE coarse salt of any sort on my toast...

            1. re: sandylc

              sandylc, I LOVE LOVE LOVE salt. I'm trying this out this weekend. It never occurred to me to salt my toast! Do you butter it too or just salt it?

          2. i have taken the chicken skin and cooked it seperate and eaten it.
            i have hidden cookies so I can eat them in peace when everyone is gone

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            1. re: girloftheworld

              Me too, with the chicken skin. My adult son loved it and told we could never make that again. lol, he's on a health kick,

              1. re: girloftheworld

                This last Thanksgiving, after eating all the crispy turkey skin from the top of the bird, I saved all the remaining skin in its own bag in the fridge. The next day, I broiled it for a few minutes. Second Thanksgiving!

                1. re: girloftheworld

                  I have started saving wilted chicken skin and heating it up in a skillet. I call it 'chicken skin bacon'. Heaven!

                  ps I love salmon skin too. Many sushi joints (including my favorite) roast it and incorporate into a roll. Yum

                  1. No one on Facebook needs to know when I've been to White Castles, that I still eat buttered noodles for dinner at least twice a week, or that the 5-second rule is alive and well at my house.

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                    1. re: NonnieMuss

                      5 second, it's definitely a minute rule in our house.

                      1. re: NonnieMuss

                        Only five seconds? It was originally pitched to me as the 30-second rule. I bought that.

                        1. re: EWSflash

                          It's five seconds in our house. Otherwise Clementine, one of our cats, gets it.

                      2. I'm not a 15yr old girl, so fb doesn't hold any value with me

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                        1. re: BiscuitBoy

                          hey- Facebook is how my grandpa communicates with me

                          1. So many things. None of which I am even remotely willing to divulge here.

                            1. Not the entire skin, just the topmost crunchy browned part. :-) Chicken, turkey, DH hates that I desecrate the turkey by pulling a lot of the skin off it before serving it to our families.

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                              1. re: EWSflash

                                My husband is mortified that I do that too! And I have to admit that the turkey or chicken does look a little creepy without the skin but that will never ever stop me. The skin is no good if you don't eat it while it's hot, why let it go to waste?!

                                1. re: EWSflash

                                  The turkey gets carved before it hits the table at our house. When he carves it, my boyfriend hides the skin under the rest of the meat and discretely points it out to me as the plate goes around so we can snag it.

                                      1. re: Kontxesi

                                        love. my BF sometimes strips the chicken of its skin, fries that up crispy, then gives it all to me. any fatty-crispy meat bits, too. definitely a keeper.

                                      2. re: EWSflash

                                        When no one is around I pull off the chicken or turkey skin, salt it (just a little) and put it - fat-side down - on a paper towel and microwave for about a minute it to get it real crispy. And then I eat it.

                                        1. re: EWSflash

                                          We have the cooks treat. The dressing sticking out of the turkey that is basted and crispy with some crispy skin.

                                        2. I spray the reddiwhip directly into my mouth when my 5 yr old daughter is not looking.
                                          When I eat flavored chips out of the bag , I eat the ones with the most sauce and give the rest to my husband.

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                                          1. re: Monica

                                            Ah, Monica, there were several family gatherings a year, for us, that required Reddi-wip (yeah, yeah...we did it). I * let* my kids see how the into-the-mouth dispensing went, elsewise they would have exhausted all of the propellant!

                                            1. re: cayjohan

                                              ...and then suck up the NO2 after all the cream is gone. Hey, somebody answer the phone!

                                            2. re: Monica

                                              For a good time, squirt a little on the dog or cat's nose if they're trusting enough to not be freaked out by it

                                              1. re: EWSflash

                                                Ha! My dog would take off and the whip would end up on the floor. :p

                                              2. re: Monica

                                                Wait! Are you saying you only buy one can of topping?

                                                One can is for serving, one can is for spraying directly into the mouth - or when everyone has gone to bed, sneaking down to the kitchen and filling a large glass or bowl and eating it by the spoonful. If there are leftovers it goes on the cereal in the morning. Sort of an ersatz trifle. Just don't spoil it with too much fruit.

                                                1. re: Monica

                                                  LOL. my sister's kids line up like little birds for their shots of "cream"

                                                2. Wife has done several great breads, and I stood at the counter, cut it apart, eating the entire loaf with Cinnamon Honey Butter. Once, she had to go to her fourth loaf, as a friend and I devastated the first three. Not a pretty sight, and I had crumbs in my beard.


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                                                    1. re: KaimukiMan

                                                      Turtle Killer.

                                                      Proud of you. If I knew how to upload, I would see you with elephant ivory from Germany.

                                                  1. Hi... I only eat breakfast cereal once or twice per year (and never as 'breakfast' per se). But when I have a hankerin' for some Capt N Crunch, I buy and empty an entire box into my wife's largest old-timey primary-colored Pyrex mixing bowl and hoover it down Jethro Bodine-style (ala Beverly Hillbillies), eventually tilting the bowl's-worth of sugary milk down my gluttonous gullet...

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                                                      1. re: woelkaru

                                                        Yes, it is certainly the "money shot" of eating descriptions.

                                                    1. I have eaten Ovaltine dry right out of the cannister.
                                                      My mum and I used to eat raw rhubarb dipped in caster sugar (washed so that the sugar sticks to it).

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                                                      1. re: smartie

                                                        When I was a little kid I would pull a big stalk of rhubarb, bring it to my mom and she would cut the leaf and wash the stalk. She would send me back outside with a little baggie of sugar. She's been gone now for over five years but it's the little memories like eating rhubard as a five year old that makes me smile.

                                                        1. re: John E.

                                                          Ditto on the rhubarb (freshly cut) and suger, me sitting on the porch while my Mom was behind me in the kitchen prepping dinner.

                                                      2. I put butter on potato chips. My foodie friends would be as grossed out as my junk food junkie and health food nut friends. Other than that I report it all.

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                                                            1. re: free sample addict aka Tracy L

                                                              Shame on you Tracy. GFS BBQ chips in 1/2 lb. last night.

                                                              You are a disturbing influence.

                                                              Thank You.

                                                        1. I am 58 years old and I know the world does not revolve around me.

                                                          The people that I want to stay in touch with, I have stayed in touch with. To the women that I have loved and left, be good, stay gone. I have changed from what you remember.

                                                          For the last 2 months I have been without a cell phone. How peaceful.

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                                                          1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

                                                            I'm with you! I'm 43 and do not own a cell phone, do not have a FB account, do not tweet but I make cracklings for myself when my husband isn't around. I also make batches of Buffalo chicken drummettes for myself. But we do share in attacking the roast chicken skin! :)

                                                            1. re: chefathome

                                                              No cell phone! I find that admirable. Just today was thinking, What if I ditched my iPhone? The thought if giving it up, mostly to abandon texting, is so enticing. Alas, I'm not ready to do it but you are an inspiration!

                                                          2. I bought regular powder milk..as in full fat powder milk. I don't know if any of you ever tasted this powder milk(kinda hard to find actually) and i eat it with a spoon while watching tv....so addictive.

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                                                            1. re: Monica

                                                              Tons of protein! well, maybe not so much as with the skim nonfat, but so much richer, I'd imagine. When I was pregnant i was told to drink a lot of milk for the calcium and protein. Well, I'm not a big milk drinker, so I would put a bunch of nonfat milk powder into a big glass of skim milk and blend. I actually grew quite fond of it, it was slightly thick and very rich tasting.

                                                              1. re: EWSflash

                                                                You must try the full fat version of powder milk then. So so good! I can eat the large can in one sitting if i can. I also love condensed milk and evaporated milk...and I also go for milk flavored gelato if available. I wish milk flavor was more popular in US. I love the milk flavored gelato they sell in Europe!

                                                                1. re: Monica

                                                                  I just saw a segment on powdered water, but they don't know what to mix it with...

                                                                  1. re: porker

                                                                    Ha...that's even better than a bottle of instant water (empty); just add water.

                                                            2. I have very little to no shame, so most of my antic's make it proudly too facebook. Just this week I posted a picture of myself in the dentist chair as I prepared for a root canal.

                                                              Thank God I'm self employed, because I'm fairly sure nobody in their right mind would hire me if they looked at my facebook page.

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                                                              1. re: jrvedivici

                                                                I've somehow managed to stay employed, despite being FB friends with about 15 coworkers and frequently posting pictures of myself out at the bar the night before one of my "sick days."

                                                                1. re: SaraAshley

                                                                  I think it depends greatly on what industry you are in. I'm in the financial services industry (my day job) and if it weren't for the fact I started the company 23 years ago, I don't think anyone else would put up with my hi-jinx.

                                                                  I do believe the world has become way to PC and corporate America has way over extended it's reach with many things. People have to have the right to some form(s) of privacy, regardless of social media.

                                                                  1. re: jrvedivici

                                                                    Ohhh yes, I work in the events management field. A field known for drinking and parties. We have our company Christmas party at a billiards bar that my company rents out.

                                                                    Anyways, I've been with them for 5 years. I believe in using my sick days anyway I choose, even if it's sick from a hang over. I don't think it should matter what kind of sick I am, this includes mental sick days, as well. :)

                                                                    1. re: SaraAshley

                                                                      Event management = Event planning? Or something different?

                                                                      1. re: jrvedivici

                                                                        We are hired by clients (mostly in the medical association field) to handle the registration, housing, exhibits, and meeting logistics of their annual meetings and trade shows. The biggest meeting we handle has 30,000 attendees.

                                                                    1. re: porker

                                                                      Ouch Porker....we are not nearly that bad. Give me a little credit, just a little. You can be sloshed but still not look like THAT.

                                                                      1. re: SaraAshley

                                                                        watch it Sara - it may be his wife/girlfriend/sister :-)

                                                                        1. re: SaraAshley

                                                                          I'm just kidding...
                                                                          saw that photo awhile ago and was just waiting for the right time to use it.

                                                                          1. re: SaraAshley

                                                                            the one in back, on the right, well, she looks ok...to me...

                                                                    2. OMG I love chicken skin (or turkey skin too!).

                                                                      I will actually choose to go to my parents' house over my in-laws for Thanksgiving and one of the few reasons is being able to rip the skin off the turkey before my mom carves it up. My in-laws would think I was barbaric! I won't take this post off topic with all the other reasons I don't want to go to their house. :)

                                                                      I have also been known (only to my husband and parents) to eat a whole sleeve of saltines with a stick of butter spread all over them. I always intend to just have a couple and then the sleeve is gone.

                                                                      I have also purchased the Party Mix snack and eaten everything out of it except the pretzels and thrown the pretzels out. The texture of them doesn't go along with the other snacks in the mix!

                                                                      I don't do Facebook so I don't have to worry about that.

                                                                      1. I love condiments and spices and often find myself whipping up a tsp or so mustard sprinkled with my favorite spice blend on a spoon or really just on the palm of my hand....hmm, I might actually be ashamed of that one.

                                                                        1. I just had a half bag of Reese's peanut butter puffs cereal...Don't tell anyone.

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                                                                          1. re: Monica

                                                                            Oh my God I can plow through that stuff. So bad.

                                                                            1. re: Monica

                                                                              If you like crunchy puffs of peanut butter but want something without the sugar, try PB puffs from Aldi's. I recently discovered them on my first Aldi's trip. Apparently they're seasonal but they only have corn grits, PB, salt and oil if I recall correctly. Real simple list of ingredients and rather addictive, at least to me!

                                                                              1. re: janmcbaker

                                                                                I couldn't agree more on the Aldi Peanut Puffs, janmcb! The first time I found them, I didn't even want to look at the ingredients, thinking it had to be some long and horrible listing. I was pleasantly surprised. Very addictive things. Seasonal at the Aldi stores in our market, too; generally Sept to early Oct, although they were also advertised last spring (and I missed out on stockpiling!).

                                                                            2. i don't think there's anything i haven't eaten that hasn't been on FB. i'm not ashamed.

                                                                              1. i will eat a mayo right out of the jar with a spoon. and not even good mayo, just plain old Best Foods.

                                                                                ditto braunschweiger. Farmer John's.

                                                                                i don't care who knows it.

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                                                                                1. re: mariacarmen

                                                                                  oh god i love this thread.

                                                                                  getting up after all are sleeping to eat:

                                                                                  braunschweiger/ liversausage on saltine crackers dipped milk;
                                                                                  peanut butter and mayonaise on white store bread;
                                                                                  white cheddar cheese microwave popcorn with sugar sprinkled on it (but only for 6 months while I was going thru 'the change'.

                                                                                  no FB at all here.

                                                                                  1. re: kariin

                                                                                    Melted "block" cheddar cheese in a bowl, eaten with a fork. I blame my father for this "recipe".

                                                                                    1. re: DGresh

                                                                                      My husband always talks about his sister doing this. The whole block, right? How does it hold up? Do you have to re-melt?

                                                                                      No judgement; I have microwaved some cheese in my time. Happily. Jeez, my hub calls his nuked cheese snacks "raclette" with a wink, and enjoys.

                                                                                      1. re: cayjohan

                                                                                        well just for me, god no, not the whole block. Perhaps 3 ounces. And yes, back in the day when I was taught this recipe, it was done in a pan on the stove so it gets that hard part on the bottom. I'm lazy, so I do it in the microwave.

                                                                                      2. re: DGresh

                                                                                        I do this with Mozzarella. Must be accompanied by warm sourdough bread dripping with butter. Oh, my ... *swoons*

                                                                                      3. re: kariin

                                                                                        Oh, geez...my "change" adores liverwurst. If I had a dollar for all the times I was raiding the fridge for liverwurst at three a.m., well, I'd certainly have more dollars than a few shares of Facebook went for on IPO. I wish someone else in my house like braunschweiger/liverwurst; I could share the blame. But: it's all me.

                                                                                        Isn't it great? Try plopping some lingonberry jam on top. Oh. My.

                                                                                        Y'know, I honestly don't know if my hearing is as acute as usual if I have liverwurst in the house, as ambient noise is drowned out by the siren song in the fridge.

                                                                                        1. re: cayjohan

                                                                                          I love that stuff too. I just try not to buy it, as it calls to me. Same with stick pepperoni.

                                                                                          1. re: cayjohan

                                                                                            I love liverwurst too. I used to bring it to school on a sandwich as a child and my taste for it has only gotten stronger. Unfortunately I've come to realize that it's not the healthiest food to ea and I realize that I have no self control if it's in the house consequently we don't buy it. But when my father in law was alive I would use that as my excuse. Not sure if he got any of it but I sure had a good time!

                                                                                            1. re: jnk

                                                                                              I also have zero control with regard to liverwurst. All this liverwurst talk has been just too much for me, and this cozy Sunday morning's brunch was fried liverwurst on French toast with maple syrup. Passadumkeg suggested just that in a thread on breakfast a couple of years ago, and I have been hooked ever since. Dangerous stuff for a liverwurst addict. And go ahead and gild the lily: fry the liverwurst in bacon grease.

                                                                                              My kitchen stills smells hauntingly of liverwurst, bacon grease and maple syrup. Thank heavens I have too much other cooking to do today, or I'd be going back for round two of liverwurst and french toast.

                                                                                              1. re: cayjohan

                                                                                                I should flag this as inappropriate (lol) because it sounds too good.

                                                                                                1. re: jnk

                                                                                                  Try. It. My first bite of said dish was truly one of those eye-opening moments. Even as a liverwurst hound. I'll stop now, because I can quickly veer into x-rated territory rhapsodizing about this combination!

                                                                                              2. re: jnk

                                                                                                same here. I could eat it by the spoonful out of the tube. I rarely buy it. it's the stuff of gods!

                                                                                                1. re: mariacarmen

                                                                                                  What, you mean you don't put the end of the tube in your mouth and s q u e e z e ?

                                                                                                  1. re: Tripeler

                                                                                                    Ok, further confession - there is usually no spoon involved. mostly just my grubby finger.

                                                                                                    1. re: mariacarmen

                                                                                                      Ahh, I am sure that any of your fingers is far from "grubby."

                                                                                          1. re: LotusRapper

                                                                                            Now these are pretty good! My 3 year old grandson went bonkers over them!

                                                                                            1. re: LotusRapper

                                                                                              I bought a bag hoping my 5 yr old would eat it because it seems a bit healthier than regular pretzels. She wouldn't touch them all and now I am suppose to finish them....and they are so fattening...and I don't really enjoy them too much either..a bit too chalky for me.

                                                                                            2. Love that one! I eat my skin and if anyone removes their chicken or turkey skin to discard it, I'll eat that too ( if I can get away with it!). My cousin and I fight over the turkey skin on Thanksgiving and we have been for 60 years. It is the best!!

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                                                                                              1. re: wincountrygirl

                                                                                                OMG I would take their skin too, isn't that gross LOL??!!

                                                                                                One of the reasons I love to go to my parents house vs. my inlaws as the skin comes off the turkey at my parents house. My inlaws would be mortified!

                                                                                                1. re: thedryer

                                                                                                  At my first Thanksgiving at my inlaws' house, my FIL carved the turkey in the kitchen and then brought the platter to the table. Turns out that in THEIR house, the skin gets thrown away and doesn't make it to the table. I wanted to cry!

                                                                                                  1. re: DGresh

                                                                                                    We throw away ours as well - no one likes it in our house.

                                                                                                    1. re: acssss

                                                                                                      Like you acsssss, before siblings got married, we used to throw it away, as no one liked it. BIL, SIL and my hubby like it, so now it goes on the platter with the meat.

                                                                                                    2. re: DGresh

                                                                                                      DGresh...I would have never went back lolololololol

                                                                                                      1. re: DGresh

                                                                                                        My sis & BIL have done T'Giving for 20+ years. I used to "sneak" bits of the turkey skin. When the turkey is removed from the oven now, BIL just says "OK Kim, pick away." I love well-trained in-laws :)

                                                                                                        1. re: gaffk

                                                                                                          I haven't trained mine yet and it's been almost 20 years. They are slow learners. :)

                                                                                                  2. I'm hoping that a kushari-only take-out place will open in Manhattan, and that they'd offer french fries as an extra topping.

                                                                                                    1. Every Thanksgiving, my Aunt and I fight over the Turkey tushy. It's almost my favorite part of the bird and hers too. Usually we end up splitting it.

                                                                                                      Sometimes, if I'm looking for a late night snack and there isn't really anything in the house, I'll make a mayonnaise sandwich for myself. I'll toast the bread, then I'll sprinkle a bit of coarse salt, maybe some granulated garlic on the mayonnaise.

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                                                                                                      1. re: mwk

                                                                                                        This is where my mother in law comes in again. Every year, she snatches that turkey tushy while my husband carves up a turkey. The only time where is she is super fast in action.

                                                                                                        1. re: Monica

                                                                                                          Watched Bobby Flay a few years ago make a whole turkey - he also said he loves that part of the turkey and he eats it every year before he serves the turkey to his guests.
                                                                                                          ...I don't think he called it that though ;-)

                                                                                                          1. re: acssss

                                                                                                            my great aunt rose always went for that, as well, calling it the part that went over the fence last!

                                                                                                      2. I can't eat skins of any animals or fish I cook anymore because my 5 yr old snatches away all the skin from chicken and fish.

                                                                                                        1. Just give me sweetened condensed milk and a spoon, please...

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                                                                                                          1. I drink a shot of heavy (or double? I don't know what you call it over there :b) once in a while. Also my love for mayo is strong, but not strong enough for me to eat it with a spoon. I like to use fries as spoons :P

                                                                                                            1. Absolutely nothing. I have no shame, in fact I am more likely to post up my disasters than my successes on Facebook. I see SM more as a platform for humour rather than bragging. But then, anyone who reads my blog would know that. ;)

                                                                                                              www.thecriticalcouple.co.uk - not for the easily offended.

                                                                                                              1. I am this very moment putting off making my World Famous Pumpkin Cheesecake because every time I do I scarf down a large portion of the batter before it ever sees the inside of an oven.

                                                                                                                1. That bowl of leftover Halloween candy - Twix bars - that somebody brought into work?

                                                                                                                  1. Love the juice/blood from a quickly cut up steak off the grill. We have children so we cut it on a cutting board. It used to gross out my husband, now he sops the bread for me before the 8 year old spots it. Reminds me of my dad and I fighting over it.

                                                                                                                    1. Now I'm also reminded, that I was taught (my father again) to eat sunnyside up eggs with toast, and you dip the toast in the runny yolk. But when out at a restaurant, he said, don't do that here, it's not "civilized". Is that true? In any case, I eat my sunnyside up eggs that way at home, and order scrambled out.

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                                                                                                                      1. re: DGresh

                                                                                                                        I have never heard of that being not 'civilized' and have seen many people eat them dipping their toast. As long as you are tidy. How else are you supposed to eat all the runny yolk? with a spoon?

                                                                                                                        I tend not to order 'dippy' eggs in restaurants because I like them perfect (for me).

                                                                                                                        1. re: DGresh

                                                                                                                          The only part of the egg I eat is the yolk. And the only way to eat it is to dip toast, pancake or french toast in it to sop all that runny goodness up!

                                                                                                                        2. Just remembered another one. The skin that forms on Custard. I love it. In fact my Dad was the same and we used to fight over it at the dinner table.

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                                                                                                                          1. re: PhilipS

                                                                                                                            I like it, too, but me is not ashamed.

                                                                                                                            1. re: PhilipS

                                                                                                                              Oh, I used to love the individual bowls of pudding (cooked pudding from a mix) that my mom would make. I would be very upset if she stuck the spoon in it before giving it to me...marring the lovely skin.

                                                                                                                            2. This weekend I bought a bag of caramel puffcorn from an Amish grocery.

                                                                                                                              I used to eat this frequently, and when I went home to visit family, I would take two bags to my great aunt, who ate very little but still loved the puffcorn. She passed away nearly 2 years ago and I haven't eaten it since.

                                                                                                                              I have eaten almost the entire bag in two days. It is not a small bag. I'm just going to claim that half of my eating has gone to Aunt Mabel.

                                                                                                                              1. Well, what self-respecting carnivore hasn't eaten the hot crackle off a prime rib? Let's see what else...box of club crackers with a stick of unsalted butter...mayonnaise, solo or as a sandwich...most salad dressings on any kind of bread ( we used to fight for the vinaigrette at the bottom of the bowl, mopped with rye)...oh, and one of my personal faves, a mound of crab meat with butter on it, placed on a slice of Smithfield ham and broiled. More mopping. Squirty cheese, out of the can like the nozzle is a straw...way better IMO than whipped cream.

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                                                                                                                                1. re: tim irvine

                                                                                                                                  I, too, mop up salad dressing from the bowl or plate. My favorite is an old school Italian red wine vinaigrette with crusty Italian bread. Yum!

                                                                                                                                2. I routinely eat the entire tub of hummus, 8 oz, I haven't conquered 16oz yet but usually keep them out of the house.

                                                                                                                                  I might have consumed an entire can of fried onions in a single day, that's quite embarrassing to me

                                                                                                                                  1. Nearly a whole box of Ritz crackers, smeared with peanut buttah ....

                                                                                                                                    1. The only thing I can say that I am even a little ashamed of, is the fact that I cut my meat like a cave man with very poor motor skills. People have called me out on it before, and I do try, but it's hard to change.

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                                                                                                                                      1. re: SaraAshley

                                                                                                                                        At least you cut it. Spent a good portion of this summer working with the campers (I do summer camp administrative staff work) to avoid the food on a stick eating. Fine for corn dogs, but if we are serving pork chops, it is not ok to stab it in the middle with your fork and then just keep eating around it.

                                                                                                                                        1. re: jw615

                                                                                                                                          Well yes, but I am guessing they're a little younger than 28. :)

                                                                                                                                      2. I have always wanted to do that, but always had to share the chicken with others. Skin especially the belly is the yummiest. I did that once with KFC because I hate their white meat, but the skin is the best.

                                                                                                                                        1. I haven't done this is years, but when I was a kid I loved eating Jello right out of the box. Kind of like lik-m-aid.

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                                                                                                                                          1. Great thread!

                                                                                                                                            I'm pretty sure I've never smoked a little something-something, gotten the munchies and eaten, slice by meticulous slice, an entire pound-and-change of homemade corned beef in one prolonged sitting.

                                                                                                                                            Naah. Couldn't have been me.

                                                                                                                                            On the other hand, dipping into the sour cream with a tablespoon and eating it on its own? Guilty as charged.

                                                                                                                                            1. I pinch raw hamburger and steak, salt and eat, when hubby's not looking. Grosses him out. When I was a kid, we ate raw hamburger sandwiches with raw onion on soft white bread. Yum!

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                                                                                                                                              1. re: AngelaID

                                                                                                                                                well I would add a dash of lemon or lime juice and some garlic, but...

                                                                                                                                                I've done this.

                                                                                                                                              2. I don't understand the shame of what you did! I do this. If I'm by myself, I do it by myself. With friends? I bring the bird out to the table whole and we do it together. Isn't that how roast chicken is supposed to be attacked?

                                                                                                                                                1. An entire pint of take-out fried chicken gizzards.

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                                                                                                                                                  1. re: POAndrea

                                                                                                                                                    oh no, busted. me too.

                                                                                                                                                    gizzards and livers, fried.

                                                                                                                                                    my downfall.

                                                                                                                                                  2. I have used heavy cream on dry cereal in place of milk. Delectable, sinful and quite *gut wrenching* when it hits you that you just consumed an entire days calories in a bowl of cereal.

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                                                                                                                                                    1. re: MamasCooking

                                                                                                                                                      Mama - not ice cream? think of the flavored possibilities if you don't want to play minimal.

                                                                                                                                                      1. re: hill food

                                                                                                                                                        That sounds pretty tasty for a summertime binge.

                                                                                                                                                      2. re: MamasCooking

                                                                                                                                                        I still remember my mother's humerous reaction when she discovered I had used a carton of heavy cream on my cereal shortly after I started the 1st grade. I recognized the carton in the refrigerator as the milk I got with my school lunch and thought it would be good on my cereal.

                                                                                                                                                          1. re: MamasCooking

                                                                                                                                                            Not that I remember. I was such a scrawny kid that my mother had me drinking whole milk while the rest of the family drank skim milk.

                                                                                                                                                        1. re: MamasCooking

                                                                                                                                                          whoa heavy cream!? lol Ive done light cream w/water and I thought that was bad. Sometimes you really want a bowl of cereal!

                                                                                                                                                          Makes me think if the new greek yogurts, basically eating sour cream.

                                                                                                                                                          1. re: daislander

                                                                                                                                                            Heavy cream is really too luxurious and rich to consume very much of with cereal. The fat satiates the appetite almost instantly. No yogurt for me. For me those thick heavy styles are like eating lead. It just sits there heavily in my stomach.

                                                                                                                                                          2. re: MamasCooking

                                                                                                                                                            Oh, I've done this. So good with a museli style or hearty granola cereal. I don't use as much cream as I would milk, but it's sitll pretty damn decadent.

                                                                                                                                                            1. re: debbiel

                                                                                                                                                              Decadent is the perfect description.

                                                                                                                                                            2. re: MamasCooking

                                                                                                                                                              I've done this, too - heavy cream with rice crispies. Unff.. So, so good.
                                                                                                                                                              I recently read Agatha Christie's autobiography, and, of course, she was absolutely charming. In one passage she talks about how she never really loved cocktails but her favourite beverage was a cup of heavy cream. Is it socially acceptable for me to say same goes for me? I'd give anything if I could go to a bar and just get a little cup of heavy cream.

                                                                                                                                                              1. re: khh1138

                                                                                                                                                                To me it is the perfect food. I was reading about *double* cream over in the UK. From what I gather there is no equivalent to it here in the US. I guess we are missing out.

                                                                                                                                                                1. re: MamasCooking

                                                                                                                                                                  I eat half my body weight in double cream whenever we go to England - they have gorgeous dairy products and cheap - every corner Tesco/Waitrose has cartons of the stuff they're practically giving away.
                                                                                                                                                                  GUESS what my darling husband gave me for Christmas. 2 flats of double cream (about 2 dozen bottles). It's sort of the consistency of whipped butter, but with the taste of heavy cream. It comes in little glass bottles, and only occasionally do we see it in specialty grocery stores around here, a very small bottle for around $6. And the worst (best?) thing is it should not be frozen (Says so right on the bottle) and the expiration date on all my bottles is June.
                                                                                                                                                                  I think he bought them off Amazon.

                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: khh1138

                                                                                                                                                                    Is it available in the U S from Amazon? Good Grief I am shaking with anticipation.

                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: MamasCooking

                                                                                                                                                                      It certainly is! Although when I did a quick search I didn't see any offers in the obscene quantity he ordered. Here's a 4 pack: http://www.amazon.com/Double-Devon-Cr...

                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: khh1138

                                                                                                                                                                        I didn't realize how lucky I was. I can get that in most grocery stores here (Toronto). Wouldn't be a proper tea party without it!

                                                                                                                                                                2. re: khh1138

                                                                                                                                                                  That cup of heavy cream would certainly be improved by a half shot of single-malt whisky or some cognac?

                                                                                                                                                              2. I ran out of food once and chopped up leftover cheddar and mixed it with mango chutney before crumbling in saltines and eating it with a spoon...and it stuck.

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                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Tokyoite

                                                                                                                                                                  to the spoon or in your repertoire?

                                                                                                                                                                  either one sounds good.

                                                                                                                                                                2. When I trim pork, roast or butt or whatever, I make cracklins, and eat them all. So delicious. I also have a shameful addiction to ruffle-style very salty potato chips dunked in sour cream. Also, on Sunday I make myself biscuits and sausage gravy often, which seems pretty decadent for a person dining alone.

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                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Teague

                                                                                                                                                                    I really try not to buy ruffles and sour cream. Because if I do, I WILL eat it. Quickly.

                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: DGresh

                                                                                                                                                                      Plain ruffles are my favorite chips. I will eat them with sour cream - with chopped raw onion mixed in.

                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: DGresh

                                                                                                                                                                        MMM, ruffles. For me it's ruffles and maytag blue cheese sour cream dip (ingredients: 8 oz sour cream, as much blue cheese as you need - I need a lot - plenty of thinly sliced green onions or chives, and maybe some black pepper if you feel fancy)

                                                                                                                                                                    2. I still lick the mixer and the spatula when I bake anything sweet and I always take a good spoonful of ricotta or sour cream to the mouth when using them in a recipe.

                                                                                                                                                                      Also a very small percentage of prosciutto ever makes it to its intended purpose

                                                                                                                                                                      A package of smoked salmon, a lemon and cracked pepper is an acceptable dinner

                                                                                                                                                                      1. Fried egg (2 w/busted yolks, still runny) sandwich. 5 slices of browned bacon. whole wheat sandwich bread.

                                                                                                                                                                        Ketchup. Lots of ketchup.

                                                                                                                                                                        1. This immediately made me think of the South Park episode where Cartman ate all the skin off the chicken in the KFC bucket before the other boys got there

                                                                                                                                                                          1. Cold spaghetti for breakfast

                                                                                                                                                                            Publix Sushi

                                                                                                                                                                            I don't trim all of the fat off my steak

                                                                                                                                                                            late night oreda frozen fries put in the oven and dipped into sweet baby rays BBQ sauce. usually consumed with a beer,

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                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Sandwich_Sister

                                                                                                                                                                              I don't trim any of the fat off my steak. I like to get it extra crispy. If I didn't have a dog I'd eat all of it.

                                                                                                                                                                            2. a new one. the other day at my sister's, she pulled out a pan of tater tots (Oreida, natch) from the oven. on the stove she had a pan of cooled bacon fat she was going to use for the dogs' dinners. eff the dogs! scraped a tot through the bacon grease - heaven.

                                                                                                                                                                              1. I bought 6 caneles from a bakery that I love, so that my husband could try them. Ate them all before I got home, then lied and said I hadn't had enough time to stop. They were goooooood. And there was no way he was going to enjoy them as much as I did.

                                                                                                                                                                                I have since confessed, after he finally got his hands on one, and said they were OK, but he would prefer a chocolate chip cookie. So I was right.

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                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: jeanmarieok

                                                                                                                                                                                  oh good caneles are so good but most of them are too soggy and blahh by the time I buy them.
                                                                                                                                                                                  i have bought a doughssant (which are 'fake' cronuts but still so so good) to give it a try..i took a bite on the way back to work, it was so good, i went right back to the store and bought 2 more..with an intention of giving one to my daughter and one to my husband. I came back to work and they were staring at me...so I said, what the heck, i will just eat one and let them share one. then later afternoon..i though, hmmm..one is not going to be enough to feed both so...at the end i ended up eating all 3.

                                                                                                                                                                                2. I am amazed that i have not responded to this thread;

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. As my closest friends already know, there is NOTHING I wouldn't go on Facebook and talk about. My dearest friends (who are as close if not closer than family) that happen to be on FB are spread across the country and it is how we stay connected. They have seen me (and I them) through the lowest and highest points of my life and we tell each other everything.

                                                                                                                                                                                  2. My biggest culinary "secret" would be that after skillet grilling meat ( hamburger, pork chops, ham, etc) I LOVE to scrape up the residue (the little bits which are the reason for deglazing a pan) and enjoy every second of eating it as I savor the flavor.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  1. I think I ate a jar of peanut butter and maybe almond butter in 3 days...oops

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. I used to eat several rolls of Delfa Roll at a sitting.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Sadly, they are no longer.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Now I enjoy Chowhounding Breakfast Lunch and Dinner seven days a week.
                                                                                                                                                                                      I seek out Chowhound worthy grub every chance I get. In between meals. After meals. Constantly, non-stop Chowhounding. Everywhere I go.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Wherever I may roam.

                                                                                                                                                                                      I'm not ashamed, but most people find it odd that I look for Chow worthy spots constantly and consistently. On my way out of a pizzeria I notice a Chinese take out spot with a menu in the window. I find one thing that's different on that menu and make a note on my phone map to return for that one dish.
                                                                                                                                                                                      I am forever constantly and consistently non-stop Chowhounding. Anywhere I may be. Whomever I am with. Whatever else I may be doing. I live the life of a Chowhound.
                                                                                                                                                                                      I report my Chowhound worthy findings on Chowhound.com and discuss them with others who do the same. It’s an interactive sport that can be enjoyed by one or many. There is no entry fee. No nothing needed but an appetite for something Chow worthy.

                                                                                                                                                                                      A Chowhound with passion. Guilty.

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. When I'm traveling and not excited about my dining out options, I'm usually able to locate a grocery store. Smoked salmon, lemon and a little sack of greens is what I often pick up for supper.

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Since I'm not on Facebook, there's nothing I do that I'd go talk about there ;)

                                                                                                                                                                                          I'm pretty shameless. Tonight at a nice seafood restaurant, I admitted to eating fish sticks at home. With ketchup, I forgot to mention--but I would have if I'd remembered!

                                                                                                                                                                                          And btw, I am more likely to meet someone judgy on CH than IRL ... just sayin'.

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. i talk about all my food adventures on facebook. lately i've been hungry for rice with (chicken) gravy, tater tots, and a really good pile of french fries with beef gravy and ketchup. yum.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Monica

                                                                                                                                                                                                oh no, not all together, ahaha. now that would be a plate wouldn't it!

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Cheated on Veganism during my recent European holiday. Shhhhhhh. Seafood and cheese, oh my.