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Rediscovered! Chowhound discussions you love, but had forgotten

In this thread about some recent software changes http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9182..., 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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    1. re: pikawicca

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



      1. re: The Dairy Queen

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

    2. 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: Samalicious

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

        2. re: LindaWhit

          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

            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

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

              1. re: LindaWhit

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

              2. 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

                  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. 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. 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

                        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. :-(

                      2. Banana board, of course.

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

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                        1. Chicken Stock "Etiquette" Question


                          This thread had a lively debate.

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

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                              1. re: sunshine842

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

                                1. re: ElsieDee

                                  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.

                                    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.

                            1. 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

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


                                1. re: cowboyardee

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

                                2. 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. 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. This:
                                      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

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


                                        1. re: The Dairy Queen

                                          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.

                                            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

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


                                              1. re: LindaWhit

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

                                                1. re: MGZ

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