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Hello. My name is PotatoHouse and I am a _______ addict.

PotatoHouse Jan 2, 2014 11:56 AM


It is all summed up by Abby on NCIS;

Abby: " This stuff is more addictive than pistachios!"

Blank stare from Gibbs

Abby: "Seriously! Have you ever tried to eat just one pistachio?"

What is your food addiction?

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    Tara57 RE: PotatoHouse Jan 2, 2014 11:58 AM

    Anything salty and crunchy -- nuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chips, popcorn, pretzels.

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      NanaMoussecurry RE: Tara57 Jan 2, 2014 03:44 PM

      Same... I'm a salty crunch hoover

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        LotusRapper RE: Tara57 Jan 3, 2014 09:39 AM

        It's ALL about the crunch and texture :-D

      2. foodieX2 RE: PotatoHouse Jan 2, 2014 12:01 PM

        French fries. I refuse to buy a fryolator because it would be way to easy to feed that monkey...

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          Dirtywextraolives RE: foodieX2 Jan 2, 2014 06:50 PM

          Oh I so hear you here.......

        2. greygarious RE: PotatoHouse Jan 2, 2014 12:02 PM

          I can resist the urge to splurge on everything but cashews. Resistance is futile.

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            Dirtywextraolives RE: greygarious Jan 2, 2014 06:50 PM

            Oh my husband is with you there..... Love cashews too....

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              MamasCooking RE: greygarious Jan 8, 2014 10:55 PM

              I am old enough to remember getting a wax paper container full of hot roasted cashews as a treat at Woolworth's in my hometown in the 60's. You spurred a sweet food memory Grey:)

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                LotusRapper RE: MamasCooking Jan 9, 2014 07:34 AM

                I remember Woolworth's. All but gone now around here.

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                  sunangelmb RE: MamasCooking Jan 9, 2014 03:28 PM

                  I always got pumpkin pie with whipped cream at the counter. Man I miss Woolworth

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                    Veggo RE: sunangelmb Jan 9, 2014 03:37 PM

                    Well, his heirs are enjoying F.W.W.'s mansion on Indian Creek Island off Miami, an incredible place. Made my grandfather's home there look like a caddy shack!

              2. Chemicalkinetics RE: PotatoHouse Jan 2, 2014 12:07 PM

                Chocolate milk
                Chinese Dim Sum in general

                (hmm.... I will stop.... I just realized that I unintentionally typed four items start with the letter "C")

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                  Dirtywextraolives RE: Chemicalkinetics Jan 2, 2014 06:51 PM

                  Not just "C", but "CH" just like your handle!

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                    Chemicalkinetics RE: Dirtywextraolives Jan 2, 2014 08:51 PM

                    <Not just "C", but "CH" >

                    Wow, you are right. I didn't even pay attention. Thanks. This is odd.

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                      LotusRapper RE: Chemicalkinetics Jan 3, 2014 02:06 PM

                      What about:

                      CHicken (of any kind)

                      ..... startin' to sound like a Sesame Street episode ;-)

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                        KaimukiMan RE: LotusRapper Jan 10, 2014 06:56 PM

                        and what about chicken?

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                          Chemicalkinetics RE: KaimukiMan Jan 10, 2014 07:12 PM

                          CHicken is on Lotus's list.

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                    chartreauxx RE: Chemicalkinetics Jan 3, 2014 02:03 PM

                    you forgot cheese, and char siu!

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                      Chemicalkinetics RE: chartreauxx Jan 3, 2014 02:06 PM

                      :D You are good. It turns out that I also love these two items.

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                        chartreauxx RE: Chemicalkinetics Jan 3, 2014 02:10 PM

                        i thought you might... i sure do!... we've crossed paths on several threads before and seem to have similar tastes! i like all of your things except the chocolate ones (which i'm allergic to). :-) lol... but seriously, who could say no to cheese?

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                      Caroline1 RE: Chemicalkinetics Jan 5, 2014 09:13 PM

                      Have you ever tried chocolate dim sum? No? Where is your imagination? '-)

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                        LotusRapper RE: Caroline1 Jan 5, 2014 09:23 PM

                        London's Grand Imperial did it !


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                          Chemicalkinetics RE: LotusRapper Jan 5, 2014 10:21 PM

                          :) Yes, I should add all four them. I should have Chocolate-Dim Sum-Chip in Chocolate Milk.

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                            Caroline1 RE: LotusRapper Jan 6, 2014 03:53 PM

                            WOW! Chocolate dim sum. Thanks! And here I thought I was being a smart ass. What's next? Avocado confit???? In olive oil, of course, with just a tad of toasted sesame oil. Avocado oil would be overkill. Should be a good starter. Chocolate dim sum for dessert... What for a main????

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                          EWSflash RE: Chemicalkinetics Jan 8, 2014 06:17 PM

                          Oh dim sum for sure, for me.

                          With the C, for you
                          curry? challah? cardoons? cat food? clams? ceviche? cabbage? cilantro? carrots? cake? cream? catfish?

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                            Chemicalkinetics RE: EWSflash Jan 8, 2014 10:34 PM


                            <curry? challah? cardoons? cat food? clams? ceviche? cabbage? cilantro? carrots? cake? cream? catfish?>

                            While I like many of these foods, I think the only one I am addicted would be "curry". I do love a good Black Forest cake.

                        3. EarlyBird RE: PotatoHouse Jan 2, 2014 12:12 PM

                          Crunchy, salty chips, pretzels and the like.

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                            jpc8015 RE: PotatoHouse Jan 2, 2014 12:18 PM


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                              cheesecake17 RE: PotatoHouse Jan 2, 2014 12:25 PM

                              I love it.

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                                sueatmo RE: cheesecake17 Jan 2, 2014 03:55 PM

                                Me too. I crave it all day, especially in the winter. I even switched to decaf during the day, and I still crave it.

                                If I drink too much of the real stuff, I get walloping headaches though.

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                                  cheesecake17 RE: sueatmo Jan 2, 2014 05:54 PM

                                  Thank goodness, the caffeine doesn't bother me. I love the smell, the taste, the warmth.

                                  My daughter calls it "mommys juice"

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                                    Dirtywextraolives RE: cheesecake17 Jan 2, 2014 06:52 PM

                                    We all need a mommy's juice, don't we?!

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                                      cheesecake17 RE: Dirtywextraolives Jan 2, 2014 06:58 PM

                                      Especially at 5pm :)

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                                        autumm RE: Dirtywextraolives Jan 2, 2014 08:53 PM

                                        my daughter refers to my bottle of vodka at Costco as Mommy's water.

                                        I should be concerned, but I"m not.

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                                  WishyFish RE: PotatoHouse Jan 2, 2014 12:32 PM

                                  Tortilla chips, cream cheese, and salsa.

                                  Garlic bread.

                                  Corn bread and butter.

                                  Biscuits and butter.

                                  I lose all control.

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                                    JennyCraig1970 RE: PotatoHouse Jan 2, 2014 12:40 PM


                                    I literally eat them all the time. All kinds, black green, kalamata... ALL of them.

                                    I will snack on them at my desk in work... while everyone else is eating bagels and doughnuts, I'm eating olives.

                                    Give me a dirty martini and I'm in hog heaven!

                                    I've already advised friends and family that if I die they better put a jar of olives in my casket... or let the hauntings begin!!!

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                                      apprentice9 RE: JennyCraig1970 Jan 2, 2014 04:04 PM

                                      YES. Love olives.

                                      When I was in college and had no money half a jar of olives became my dinner a couple times (and breakfast once). Desperate yet delicious.

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                                        Dirtywextraolives RE: JennyCraig1970 Jan 2, 2014 06:53 PM

                                        Oh my Hubby LOVES olives, he will open about five jars at a time..... In FaceTime pretty sure I have several jars open now.....

                                      2. fldhkybnva RE: PotatoHouse Jan 2, 2014 02:28 PM

                                        Mushrooms, non-psychogenic

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                                          Dirtywextraolives RE: fldhkybnva Jan 2, 2014 06:55 PM

                                          Love how you qualified those.... LOL!

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                                          HillJ RE: PotatoHouse Jan 2, 2014 02:36 PM

                                          Ginger chews.

                                          1. Green_Shartreuse RE: PotatoHouse Jan 2, 2014 03:06 PM

                                            Braised kale

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                                              pedalfaster RE: PotatoHouse Jan 2, 2014 03:09 PM

                                              My food addictions change from season to season.

                                              Right now it seems to be feta cheese.

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                                                jettthecat RE: pedalfaster Jan 9, 2014 12:21 PM

                                                Cheese is a constant no matter the season :)

                                                Summertime: can't stop eating little grape tomatoes. Some manage to make it into the dish I'm preparing but there are never any leftovers.

                                              2. Veggo RE: PotatoHouse Jan 2, 2014 03:11 PM

                                                Veggo is a hopeless cheese mouse

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                                                  nlgardener RE: Veggo Jan 2, 2014 03:18 PM

                                                  +1 Veggo
                                                  I recently told my physician my obit would read "death by cheese".....I would die happy eating cheese.

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                                                    Chemicalkinetics RE: Veggo Jan 2, 2014 03:50 PM

                                                    That makes no sense based on your photo.

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                                                      Veggo RE: Chemicalkinetics Jan 2, 2014 04:12 PM

                                                      The photo is little veggo who lives in Mexico. I have had difficulty getting him a letter of transit to Lisbon.

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                                                        MamasCooking RE: Veggo Jan 3, 2014 10:41 AM

                                                        Little Veggo is a handsome lad.

                                                  2. Nevy RE: PotatoHouse Jan 2, 2014 03:55 PM

                                                    Really great dried fruit... Stuff from Iran and general Mediterranean area like mozafati dates that taste like caramel and melt in your mouth. Or calimyrna figs that have syrup dripping out.

                                                    Also my guilty pleasure is
                                                    sponge toffee, honeycomb or seafoam candy.

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                                                      venushakti RE: PotatoHouse Jan 2, 2014 04:08 PM


                                                      You know, Cheetos, Doritos, Fritos,Tostitos...

                                                      My only salvation is that I dislike most flavors they come in. But if you give me Cool Ranch, Nacho Cheese or plain? 1 bag, 1 serving.

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                                                        BeeZee RE: venushakti Jan 3, 2014 11:41 AM

                                                        +1 this, Nacho or Ranch Doritos are my kryptonite. Yesterday at the supermarket they were offering little sample cups of salsa with a Ranch Dorito as the dipper and I briefly though about mugging the demo lady for the rest of the bag.

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                                                        jarona RE: PotatoHouse Jan 2, 2014 05:25 PM

                                                        Offal. any kind--kidneys; tongue; heart; liver...............ahhhh
                                                        Anything salty/sweet.

                                                        1. Kat RE: PotatoHouse Jan 2, 2014 06:04 PM

                                                          The mini stroopwaffels sold at TJ's. Especially if I am having a coffee; they are sinfully delicious and so small that I could pop them until the bag is empty. Yumm....

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                                                            Dirtywextraolives RE: PotatoHouse Jan 2, 2014 06:49 PM

                                                            I'm afraid I probably have many if I really sit & think about it.....

                                                            My husband thinks I'm weird since he grew up in So Cal, and I in New England, and I CANNOT GET ENOUGH CLAMS. EVER. When a fried clam seafood shack (for 10x the price, lol) opened in LA, I dragged my family along. They just don't get me.....

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                                                              EWSflash RE: Dirtywextraolives Jan 8, 2014 06:23 PM

                                                              Me too, only we're in AZ, so the fresh ones are a 4 hr drive to Mexico, which isn't that safe these days, but I might just risk it for those clams- we put them in a bucket of ocean water and change it out several times in the ocean, and they're so smooth and sand-free and so stellar.

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                                                                Dirtywextraolives RE: EWSflash Jan 9, 2014 01:44 PM

                                                                Oh yum..... Now I'm craving them. Again.....

                                                            2. GraceW RE: PotatoHouse Jan 2, 2014 07:02 PM

                                                              Cookie dough--the homemade kind. It makes me so weak. I try each time.. thinking this time: I will not eat some. And then I do.

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                                                                GraceW RE: GraceW Jan 3, 2014 10:05 AM

                                                                And popcorn--especially if it is caramel or chocolate covered. But really any kind.

                                                              2. rmarisco RE: PotatoHouse Jan 2, 2014 07:09 PM

                                                                biscuits. my recipe. hot. with honey and extra butter.

                                                                pork. especially bacon.

                                                                chocolate, all day, any day.

                                                                tea. can't give it up: never sure i want to try.

                                                                (would anyone actually say something like "salad" or "green smoothies"? if it's good for you, can it be considered an addiction?)

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                                                                  ErnieD RE: PotatoHouse Jan 2, 2014 07:35 PM

                                                                  Pickles. It's awful. If I have them, I get one every single time I'm on the same floor as the fridge. I used to be pretty good about just not buying them, but since we got a Costco membership my husband keeps getting the huge jars. When I tell him not to he gives me a blank look and says "but you love them!"

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                                                                    fldhkybnva RE: ErnieD Jan 2, 2014 07:57 PM

                                                                    Yup! I eat the jar and then I want to drink the juice.

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                                                                      GraceW RE: ErnieD Jan 2, 2014 09:34 PM

                                                                      Yes, I eat the whole jar. I cannot buy them.

                                                                    2. kitchengardengal RE: PotatoHouse Jan 2, 2014 08:08 PM

                                                                      Cold leftover roasted Brussels sprouts.

                                                                      Yes, really.

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                                                                        Kat RE: kitchengardengal Jan 3, 2014 09:59 AM

                                                                        LOL. Only if they were roasted with bacon.

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                                                                          Dirtywextraolives RE: kitchengardengal Jan 3, 2014 10:14 AM

                                                                          Oh yea, these are like candy for me......

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                                                                            globocity RE: kitchengardengal Jan 9, 2014 06:23 PM

                                                                            Drenched with Sriarcha sauce....the best.

                                                                          2. MamasCooking RE: PotatoHouse Jan 2, 2014 10:42 PM

                                                                            I have no boundaries with milk. I limit myself to buying one 16 ounce container each week to accompany a meal. I know that if I buy a 1/2 gallon of milk that instead of eating properly I will just hit the *bottle* in lieu of actual food. This is a fairly recent food obsession.

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                                                                              cheesecake17 RE: MamasCooking Jan 5, 2014 05:50 PM

                                                                              When I was pregnant, I drank milk like it was going out of style. I was buying 2-3 gallons a week

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                                                                                LotusRapper RE: cheesecake17 Jan 5, 2014 08:53 PM

                                                                                And your infant did the same after birth ;-)

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                                                                                  cheesecake17 RE: LotusRapper Jan 11, 2014 07:56 PM

                                                                                  Yep and at almost 3 she's still a milk gal. Kid loves her dairy!

                                                                            2. JetLaggedChef RE: PotatoHouse Jan 3, 2014 06:18 AM

                                                                              Organic baby carrots. I have no idea why, but I just *love* them. Last night I polished off nearly an entire bag. This morning my tummy aches. :(

                                                                              1. Cherylptw RE: PotatoHouse Jan 3, 2014 06:40 AM

                                                                                chocoholic and porkaholic. Period

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                                                                                  kagemusha49 RE: PotatoHouse Jan 3, 2014 06:51 AM

                                                                                  Marmite XO

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                                                                                    ghostpeppergirl RE: PotatoHouse Jan 3, 2014 08:41 AM

                                                                                    Figs. Fresh, dried, ice cream, jam , with cheese, with meats. Love em.

                                                                                    1. LotusRapper RE: PotatoHouse Jan 3, 2014 09:40 AM

                                                                                      Donuts (yeast, not cake)

                                                                                      Croissants (esp. double-baked)

                                                                                      Pringles (you're lying if you say you're not)

                                                                                      TJ's peanut butter-filled pretzels

                                                                                      1. Paprikaboy RE: PotatoHouse Jan 3, 2014 10:09 AM

                                                                                        Bacon. I've had it four times in 2014 already. My younger brother's the same. Wonder if it's nurture or nature?

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                                                                                          charlesbois RE: Paprikaboy Jan 3, 2014 10:26 AM

                                                                                          We specifically have limited bacon in 2014, so only have had it two times. If that stricture hadn't been in place, and we hadn't been snowed in for the last 2 days, it would have been 4 times too! My husband can't resist it.

                                                                                          As for me, cookies and nuts are two things I have a hard time stopping eating.

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                                                                                            LotusRapper RE: Paprikaboy Jan 3, 2014 10:44 AM

                                                                                            My wife requested I get her the Bacon Wave thingey for Christmas. Sure is handy, no frying, no mess, all bacon goodness:


                                                                                          2. sunangelmb RE: PotatoHouse Jan 3, 2014 12:48 PM

                                                                                            Pretzels and tootsie rolls....especially the vanilla one, or the midgies. The sweet salty causes me to eat one of each in a never ending cycle

                                                                                            1. Karl S RE: PotatoHouse Jan 3, 2014 02:08 PM



                                                                                              Good rye bread (fortunately, it's hard to come by, so I don't indulge as much as I'd desire).

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                                                                                                MamasCooking RE: Karl S Jan 3, 2014 03:35 PM

                                                                                                We should get together and binge on milk:) It is my number 1 food addiction.

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                                                                                                  Karl S RE: MamasCooking Jan 3, 2014 06:40 PM

                                                                                                  Here's what to get: grass-fed creamtop (unhomogenized) milk. That's the good stuff.

                                                                                                  The fats in grass-fed cattle are better for you than grain-fed cattle, especially in the milk.

                                                                                                  Homogenization is convenient, but comes at a cost in quality. It also makes milk somewhat less digestible (I have family members who are pretty lactose intolerant but who tolerate creamtop milk
                                                                                                  significantly better than homogenized milk, and they know other folks like that, though I wouldn't say it's universally so).

                                                                                                  For a long time, creamtop milk was hard to find in my area: we were down to one area dairy that made it, and it was not widely distributed. But, in the past year, other suppliers are coming on line, as it were. Most recently. Organic Valley*, and Whole Foods are carrying it.


                                                                                                  I prefer milk in glass bottle (I will sometimes decant from plastic or cardboard to glass to indulge this preference). Creamtop milk that has been stored upright tends to clog, obviously, unless it's been shaken well. I prefer to buy, shake well, and store in a bottle with a strong cap on its SIDE: it's easier to disperse the cream in that way.

                                                                                                  My current favorite, available hit or miss at my local Whole Foods, is from upstate NY: the whole creamtop milk -


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                                                                                                    MamasCooking RE: Karl S Jan 3, 2014 08:02 PM

                                                                                                    Heady stuff for a milk addict like myself!

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                                                                                                      biondanonima RE: MamasCooking Jan 5, 2014 06:38 PM

                                                                                                      I'm not much of a milk drinker in general, but when I can get raw milk, I can down it by the gallon. If you can find it and aren't concerned about drinking it unpasteurized, it is WELL worth the slight upcharge.

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                                                                                                        Karl S RE: biondanonima Jan 6, 2014 05:42 AM

                                                                                                        I actually found that there wasn't much difference between raw milk and pasteurized cream top milk. I was surprised at this result, btw.

                                                                                              2. TroyTempest RE: PotatoHouse Jan 6, 2014 04:08 PM

                                                                                                Free food. I t doesn't matter if i just ate, if i go into the kitchen at work and there is a doughnut, I'll eat it. It doesn't matter if i'm hungry or not. If i walk into the kitchen and there is leftover pizza BBQ or whatever from some other group's lunch i eat it. Even if it something that i wouldn't buy like a grocery store cake with crappy icing, it doesn't matter.
                                                                                                I wasn't raised poor. I never wanted for food, and i'm not overweight (ok, maybe about 15 lbs.), but if it's free i'm gonna eat it.

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                                                                                                  sunangelmb RE: TroyTempest Jan 8, 2014 03:08 PM

                                                                                                  This sounds like my husband. In fact I just turned to him and ask, "are you posting on chow hound now?"

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                                                                                                    SaraAshley RE: TroyTempest Jan 8, 2014 04:39 PM

                                                                                                    I admit, I have a hard time passing up free food too even if I'm not hungry or if it's not something I really want at that moment. It does have to be somewhat tasty, though.

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                                                                                                      EWSflash RE: TroyTempest Jan 8, 2014 06:26 PM

                                                                                                      I kind of have to agree, although I've never thought about it consciously before. Going to have to watch myself.

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                                                                                                        Veggo RE: TroyTempest Jan 8, 2014 06:31 PM

                                                                                                        I quit free food long ago. Too many times I would later have paid a handsome price not to have eaten it.

                                                                                                      2. pinehurst RE: PotatoHouse Jan 6, 2014 04:10 PM

                                                                                                        Oh pistachios are good. They're good out of hand. They're good in savory things. They're good in sweet things. They're just a delight. Pistachios gooooood.

                                                                                                        I add to that many of the things mentioned already. Eggs. Not quite Cool Hand Luke caliber, but I could eat a lot of eggs. Pickles, olives. Hard cheeses esp romano. But mostly eggs.

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                                                                                                          Sharuf RE: PotatoHouse Jan 8, 2014 12:54 AM


                                                                                                          Fresh corn tortillas, like they serve at my favorite Mex place -- hot and accompanied by butter and salsa,

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                                                                                                            Kalivs RE: PotatoHouse Jan 8, 2014 01:14 AM

                                                                                                            Frozen peas

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                                                                                                              LotusRapper RE: Kalivs Jan 8, 2014 07:42 AM

                                                                                                              You cook 'em first, right ?

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                                                                                                                Kalivs RE: LotusRapper Jan 9, 2014 05:09 PM

                                                                                                                i don't like cooked frozen peas. Either fresh cooked peas or uncooked frozen peas.

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                                                                                                                  Veggo RE: Kalivs Jan 9, 2014 05:13 PM

                                                                                                                  I most prefer a bag of uncooked frozen peas on my anterior cruciate ligament after a skiing mishap.

                                                                                                            2. Gastronomos RE: PotatoHouse Jan 8, 2014 03:11 PM


                                                                                                              Any kind

                                                                                                              All kinds


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                                                                                                                Veggo RE: Gastronomos Jan 8, 2014 04:36 PM

                                                                                                                A 14 car gravy train, plus 3 cabooses!

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                                                                                                                  Gastronomos RE: Veggo Jan 10, 2014 01:06 PM

                                                                                                                  and there are endless possibilities !!!

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                                                                                                                    LotusRapper RE: Veggo Jan 10, 2014 02:47 PM

                                                                                                                    Speaking of fatties riding the gravy train .......


                                                                                                                2. SaraAshley RE: PotatoHouse Jan 8, 2014 04:43 PM

                                                                                                                  Do drinks count? If so, more than any food it would be coffee and Diet Coke.

                                                                                                                  For actual food....hmmm, I'd probably say carbs (specifically bread and potatoes).

                                                                                                                  1. breadchick RE: PotatoHouse Jan 8, 2014 06:58 PM

                                                                                                                    Licorice. Black jelly beans. I make anise scones. Sambuca. Especially licorice brought as gifts from my extended family in Finland! No doubt about it.

                                                                                                                    Next up in is ginger. As in ginger scones, cookies, bread, ale, etc.

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                                                                                                                      Veggo RE: breadchick Jan 8, 2014 07:11 PM

                                                                                                                      Keep an open eye for Xtabentun, a honey-anise liqueur from the Yucatan.

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                                                                                                                        breadchick RE: Veggo Jan 8, 2014 07:53 PM

                                                                                                                        Interesting, I'll look for it - thanks.

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                                                                                                                      zackly RE: PotatoHouse Jan 9, 2014 01:49 PM

                                                                                                                      Cheese Doodles, the puffy kind. I don't buy them anymore because I cant sleep if I know they are in the house. Also,pistachios. My wife gave me a3# bag for christmas which didn't last long.

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                                                                                                                        MamasCooking RE: zackly Jan 9, 2014 05:44 PM

                                                                                                                        That is hilarious * I can't sleep if I know they are in the house*:)

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                                                                                                                          TroyTempest RE: zackly Jan 9, 2014 05:45 PM

                                                                                                                          I would be addicted to pistachios if they were cheaper

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                                                                                                                            LotusRapper RE: TroyTempest Jan 9, 2014 05:47 PM

                                                                                                                            Me too.

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                                                                                                                            cheesecake17 RE: zackly Jan 11, 2014 07:58 PM

                                                                                                                            I like the crunchy kind. I've been known to wear surgical gloves when I eat them to prevent the unfortunate orange fingers

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                                                                                                                              breadchick RE: cheesecake17 Jan 11, 2014 08:21 PM

                                                                                                                              And the orange keyboard. :)

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                                                                                                                                cheesecake17 RE: breadchick Jan 11, 2014 09:17 PM

                                                                                                                                Orange iPad screen!

                                                                                                                          3. LotusRapper RE: PotatoHouse Jan 9, 2014 03:51 PM

                                                                                                                            Beanfields Bean & Rice chips.

                                                                                                                            1. sunangelmb RE: PotatoHouse Jan 9, 2014 04:55 PM

                                                                                                                              Just thought of another questionable food addiction...cake. Especially sheet cake with super sweet icing. Although in a pinch, any will do (except chocolate) I don't know what it is about it, but shamefully I have stopped at Walmart and even and grabbed one of their single slices on more then one occasion. I will now turn in my chow card.

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                                                                                                                                breadchick RE: sunangelmb Jan 9, 2014 06:20 PM

                                                                                                                                Nah, I with you on this one. I one time suggested to a local baker to create a "wedding cake of the month club." Basically, a buttercream cake the size of the topper - for those of us that want that fix but nobody is getting married at the moment. He actually considered it.

                                                                                                                                I make this crazy, many layered coconut Easter cake every year, and one year I didn't have it and my many sisters went sugar crazy on me. So apparently Easter is the one time we all let it go and sugar it up.

                                                                                                                                (So much for the fruit salad I brought instead. Thanks, Mom.)

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                                                                                                                                  pedalfaster RE: sunangelmb Jan 10, 2014 01:50 PM

                                                                                                                                  loved your response...but my mother catered weddings and I detest "cake".

                                                                                                                                  give me savory (salsa, noodles, baked cabbage!) or give me death! LOL!

                                                                                                                                2. LotusRapper RE: PotatoHouse Jan 9, 2014 05:11 PM

                                                                                                                                  Double-baked almond croissants.

                                                                                                                                  1. globocity RE: PotatoHouse Jan 9, 2014 06:22 PM

                                                                                                                                    Yesterday I tried chocolate covered pistachios. Goddamn!
                                                                                                                                    Try having less than a handful.

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                                                                                                                                      EWSflash RE: globocity Jan 10, 2014 07:07 PM

                                                                                                                                      I will only eat pistachios that I have to prize out of their shells. Otherwise, it'd be a dump truck into my belly!

                                                                                                                                    2. chartreauxx RE: PotatoHouse Jan 10, 2014 01:05 PM

                                                                                                                                      dim sum
                                                                                                                                      macaroni and cheese
                                                                                                                                      thai fried rice
                                                                                                                                      thai noodle dishes
                                                                                                                                      tater tots
                                                                                                                                      good crusty baguette with butter or oil
                                                                                                                                      delivery american-style chinese lo mein
                                                                                                                                      bahn mi

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