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Rediscovered! Chowhound discussions you love, but had forgotten

The Dairy Queen Sep 27, 2013 04:48 PM

In this thread about some recent software changes http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/918281#8348707, ChrisVR mentions that, in the process of bookmarking all of her "saved" threads, she rediscovered some of her old favorite discussions, such as this discussion with krissywats rosemary cracker recipe http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/278744

Which favorites have you rediscovered?

Here are a couple of mine:

King Taco: What's in that sauce? http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/306080

I have discovered the universal condiment:

Grandmamma's Orange Cake

Mom Mom's Red Velvet Cake/Butter Cream Icing

What are some of your rediscovered favorites?


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    Pwmfan Oct 9, 2013 10:22 PM

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/288918. (the "best risotto" recipe referred to by Cowboyardee earlier in this thread


    Followed immediately by this:

    I just read them again for the umpteenth time and it still makes me laugh out loud.

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    1. re: Pwmfan
      The Dairy Queen Oct 10, 2013 02:57 AM

      So funny, that second thread. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Hadn't read it before.


      1. re: The Dairy Queen
        John E. Oct 10, 2013 10:49 AM

        That is a funny thread. It made me feel like a newbie (I've been here for about 3-1/2 years.) because I did not recognize a single user name.

        1. re: John E.
          LindaWhit Oct 10, 2013 11:41 AM

          torta basilica, galleygirl, 9lives are (or were) all long-timers on CH. I know galleygirl is still active - although her name is oddly grayed out on that thread above. Wonder if her name slightly changed which is why that profile is no longer active.

          1. re: LindaWhit
            The Dairy Queen Oct 10, 2013 11:50 AM

            That thread is before we had software that actually tracked our usernames!


            1. re: LindaWhit
              MGZ Oct 10, 2013 11:58 AM

              Linda, my friend, ain't we all a bit more grayed out these days?

              1. re: MGZ
                LindaWhit Oct 10, 2013 01:44 PM

                Ahh, so very very VERY true, MGZ. Especially since I stopped coloring my hair. My Cruella DeVille streak has gone bright-white. ;-)

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        Bkeats Oct 8, 2013 10:05 AM

        I never save threads. Nothing is linked. Being able to forget allows me to move forward and rediscover things as if for the first time. My own personal Groundhog Day.

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        1. re: Bkeats
          HillJ Oct 8, 2013 10:08 AM

          I actually love that idea.

        2. AreBe Oct 8, 2013 08:59 AM

          Foods that memorialize those no longer with us

          What should I teach my 5 year old grand daughter about cooking?

          Best and Worst Recipes You Made From a Cooking Show

          1. cowboyardee Oct 8, 2013 02:43 AM

            A few that come to mind for me:
            "things that call into question a cook's credibility"

            and it's corollary, "cowering in fear"

            More recent, along the same lines "what is your dirty little food secret?"

            The montreal smoked meat thread was/is kinda awesome:

            I also liked the canele misadventures threads:

            And the hash brown comparison thread:

            And "incredible cookies from lousy ingredients and pedestrian recipe"

            "Absolute best risotto you will ever eat" was interesting, testy, and hilarious:

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            1. re: cowboyardee
              The Dairy Queen Oct 8, 2013 03:34 AM

              Great threads, many old favorites of mine, but a few that are new to me, too. Thank you!


              1. re: cowboyardee
                c oliver Oct 8, 2013 08:33 AM

                I made that risotto once and it was fabulous. Too rich really but fabulous.

              2. ElsieDee Oct 2, 2013 06:15 PM

                Several wonderful pieces by FoodFuser and some incredibly detailed works by rworange,

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                1. re: ElsieDee
                  sunshine842 Oct 6, 2013 03:29 PM

                  I miss FoodFuser.

                  1. re: sunshine842
                    ElsieDee Oct 7, 2013 06:41 PM

                    Me too, sunshine - his poetry always made me stop and think and smile. What a great gift he gave our community.

                    1. re: ElsieDee
                      John E. Oct 7, 2013 07:20 PM

                      I don't really know what is meant by somebody on Chowhound 'reading' me, but my profile says FoodFuser was reading me and that makes me smile.

                      1. re: John E.
                        sunshine842 Oct 8, 2013 04:06 AM

                        it means that they are following your posts -- seems to me it's often a "friends" type link.

                        FoodFuser was the first person who "read" me. The least I can do is keep his Doughboy icon on my page as long as the site keeps it active.

                2. John E. Oct 2, 2013 12:59 PM

                  Chicken Stock "Etiquette" Question


                  This thread had a lively debate.

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                    masha Sep 29, 2013 03:44 PM

                    Banana board, of course.

                    Also this one on Eating & sleeping outside of Paris from the France board

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                    1. re: masha
                      The Dairy Queen Sep 30, 2013 01:24 AM

                      Wow. Great thread.


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                      INDIANRIVERFL Sep 29, 2013 03:26 PM

                      Chowhound Cliches

                      Bizarre Restaurant Behavior

                      Weird/Bad Food Related Dates

                      And the finest Board of all, the Banana Board.

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                      1. re: INDIANRIVERFL
                        LulusMom Sep 29, 2013 04:28 PM

                        Banana board!!!

                        1. re: INDIANRIVERFL
                          LindaWhit Sep 29, 2013 04:59 PM

                          Ohhhh, the Banana Board! So sorry they took that fun prank down. I was hoping that it would have been cached by the Wayback Machine, but no such luck. :-(

                          1. re: LindaWhit
                            gaffk Sep 29, 2013 05:41 PM

                            Absolutely the best board ever.

                        2. Caitlin McGrath Sep 29, 2013 01:23 PM

                          rworange's epic 2006 canned sardine tasting:

                          The Great Sardine Taste-off – wild, organic, Kosher, Polish, etc

                          The Great Sardine Taste-off – best canned sardines – Next 7

                          The Great Sardine Taste-off – the Sardine Saga continues (cans 31-39)

                          The Great Sardine Taste-off – the Spanish Saga (cans 40-49)

                          1. LulusMom Sep 28, 2013 09:53 AM

                            Keep meaning to try the Orange Cake. I know and think the world of Tehama, and I know if she recommends it it is likely very very good. I always forget to make it but every time it bumps up I put it back on my list of things to do. Thanks for once again reminding me.

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                            1. re: LulusMom
                              viperlush Sep 28, 2013 06:41 PM

                              It is an awesome cheerful cake. I love it in the winter when it is dreary and all I want is something not heavy. I keep meaning to substitute lemon for orange for something different. Hard to mess up.

                            2. LindaWhit Sep 27, 2013 05:18 PM

                              I had the Rosemary Crackers thread bookmarked as well!

                              Figs Figs Figs!

                              What do you overbuy?

                              Ground lamb ideas

                              Leff chronicles site sale

                              What are your tried and true from Epicurious.com

                              What do Chowhounds do for a living (besides eat of course)? [old]

                              But the best? Is absolutely Janet from Richmond's "How to tactfully avoid inviting others" - This is a funny story of Mooch and Hooch. :-)

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                              1. re: LindaWhit
                                Samalicious Sep 27, 2013 05:52 PM

                                Mooch and Hooch should be made into a reality show.

                                1. re: Samalicious
                                  viperlush Sep 28, 2013 06:43 PM

                                  H&M are right up there with the "I must bring my rib to your party" Guy.

                                2. re: LindaWhit
                                  MplsM ary Sep 27, 2013 06:22 PM

                                  Thanks for the Mooch and Hooch link.I'd never read it before.

                                  Magical Food Properties?

                                  government cheese

                                  Eating like a Chowhound on $3 a day – Week 1 menu and recipes

                                  1. re: LindaWhit
                                    ratgirlagogo Sep 28, 2013 03:52 PM

                                    Mooch and Hooch! Unlike Sam's Magic House, which I actually do dip into here and there, that really IS a thread I had forgotten. And you're right, what a classic it is.

                                    1. re: LindaWhit
                                      c oliver Oct 2, 2013 08:06 PM

                                      Oh, gosh, I HAD forgotten about that one!!!!!

                                      1. re: LindaWhit
                                        BobB Oct 6, 2013 02:26 PM

                                        Mooch and Hooch! Perfect, I'd forgotten about them.

                                      2. pikawicca Sep 27, 2013 05:07 PM

                                        Sam's Magic House thread, by a long shot.

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                                        1. re: pikawicca
                                          The Dairy Queen Sep 27, 2013 05:15 PM

                                          I suspect that's a thread you never forgot, rather than one you just rediscovered. No?



                                          1. re: The Dairy Queen
                                            pikawicca Sep 27, 2013 05:45 PM

                                            You're right: never forgot, but am pleasantly surprised when it pops up.

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