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free sample addict aka Tracy L Jun 1, 2014 09:48 PM

I was on a social media site and saw a picture of a pizza posted by a young woman who was looking for a long term relationship. The caption said something like " if you were my boyfriend I would make this for you and save you money too." That pizza looked so good I wanted to date her! For all you men out there and women who know men is there a food/dish out there that would say "come hither"? I have been told I make really good spaghetti carbonara, but that isn't too photogenic.

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    piano boy RE: free sample addict aka Tracy L Jun 1, 2014 10:15 PM

    I do all the cooking in my relationship so I had to stop and think about this one for a minute. I'd have to go freudian and say the things my mom used to make.

    Grilled cheese & Tomato Soup
    Tuna Melt
    Perogies

    I don't think I'd want anything over the top. Men want comfort. A girl that will fry up some mushroom soup sandwiches while you're watching the game is a keeper.

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      Tripeler RE: piano boy Jun 1, 2014 11:57 PM

      Curious... what are "mushroom soup sandwiches" anyway?

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        greygarious RE: Tripeler Jun 2, 2014 10:44 AM

        That was a new one on me, too. Unfortunately, Google has the answer: http://www.cookwithcampbells.ca/en-ca... I know we are not supposed to yuck another's yum, but wish I could unsee that recipe.

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          sunshine842 RE: greygarious Jun 2, 2014 05:40 PM

          how drunk does one have to be to consider that as food?

          We'll make it chorus of yucks.

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            piano boy RE: sunshine842 Jun 2, 2014 10:10 PM

            Haha I'll admit they aren't pretty. I think my mom made them because they were cheap and filling.

            I haven't had one in years. I wonder what my girlfriend's reaction would be if she tried one. This might end up on youtube.

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            Ttrockwood RE: greygarious Jun 2, 2014 11:40 PM

            Ooooh.
            Hmmmmm. I'm just going to say that one gets an A+ for creativity with sandwich fillings.... And you can have my share.

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              16crab RE: Ttrockwood Jun 3, 2014 07:22 AM

              I'm scared to click on the link!

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              fryerlover RE: greygarious Jun 3, 2014 09:21 AM

              I do not eat mushroom soup from a can, do my best to stay away from processed foods and rarely use salt. This does not sound very appealing, however something inside me REALLY wants to try this.

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                julesrules RE: greygarious Jun 3, 2014 05:17 PM

                How can you make canned cream of mushroom soup even grosser? Just add garlic powder and margarine!
                I also love the illustration of a someone chopping carrots with the greens still on.
                I can see how this would be total comfort food for someone. I on the other hand am not allowed to make anything involving mushrooms and cream for my husband because of my MIL's abuse of Campbell's in many a recipe.

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                  drongo RE: greygarious Jun 6, 2014 02:53 PM

                  I love that the recipe specifies margarine (rather than butter, oil, etc).

                  Makes it perfect!

                  I'm so proud to live in New Jersey (home of Campbell's Soup company)

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                  tastesgoodwhatisit RE: Tripeler Jun 3, 2014 05:34 PM

                  My mom had an antique sandwich press which she then gave to me - very similar to this

                  http://www.oregonlive.com/mix/index.s...

                  You hold it over the stove to make a toasted filled sandwich. The standard is cream of mushroom soup, undiluted, or cheese spread and chopped green olives. I'm not a big fan of the "dump processed foods together" school of cooking, nor were my parents, but these are still pure comfort food for me.

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                    mariacarmen RE: tastesgoodwhatisit Jun 7, 2014 09:24 AM

                    we had one of those! only filling that ever went in it was ham and cheese. yum.

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                  hill food RE: piano boy Jun 2, 2014 12:21 AM

                  mmm tuna melt.

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                  treb RE: free sample addict aka Tracy L Jun 2, 2014 03:03 AM

                  I thought all that was needed is a beer and a bag of chips! Or if it's a special occasion, bacon.

                  1. sunshine842 RE: free sample addict aka Tracy L Jun 2, 2014 03:52 AM

                    do you really want a partner who's only interested in what you can put on the table and saving money?

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                      Siegal RE: sunshine842 Jun 2, 2014 04:40 PM

                      I don't think "only" is what she means. But cooking from scratch for your spouse, at least in my relationship, is an expression of my love for him. And he loves the fact that he can name almost any dish on earth and I will try my best.

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                        sunshine842 RE: Siegal Jun 2, 2014 05:26 PM

                        oh, I cook 5 days out of 7 for my spouse.

                        But our relationship didn't begin on, nor has it ever been, based on my cooking. He finds it a nice bonus, but cooking isn't enough to base a relationship on.

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                          julesrules RE: sunshine842 Jun 3, 2014 05:19 PM

                          No, but I think many would find a dating profile where a man says he likes to cook romantic dinners at home attractive and reasonable. So I can't really fault a woman for using the same marketing techniques.

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                            sunshine842 RE: julesrules Jun 3, 2014 07:23 PM

                            but that's not what she said.

                            She said she would make it for him and save money, too.

                            That's not a romantic evening cooking at home -- that's "make me a sandwich"

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                              jpc8015 RE: sunshine842 Jun 4, 2014 07:23 AM

                              And that is awesome.

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                        free sample addict aka Tracy L RE: sunshine842 Jun 2, 2014 08:16 PM

                        @Sunshine The young woman was college aged, so I would assume another thrifty guy who appreciates food might be interested in her. As for my own tactic, it would not include mention of budget. I would probably use something more enticing.

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                          scubadoo97 RE: sunshine842 Jun 5, 2014 04:40 PM

                          It's not a bad start

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                            sunshine842 RE: scubadoo97 Jun 5, 2014 07:59 PM

                            my life story would indicate otherwise.

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                          kooshball5 RE: free sample addict aka Tracy L Jun 2, 2014 04:33 AM

                          For my boyfriend, it's bacon. Or pork. Or steak. Cheese melted on anything is not far behind.

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                            ultimatepotato RE: free sample addict aka Tracy L Jun 2, 2014 05:06 AM

                            How does the old joke go? "Turn up naked. Bring beer."

                            I consider myself a fairly decent cook. The men in my life seem to agree. But I don't think I've ever lured one with food before dating them, and it certainly hasn't kept them in the relationship, although I do get calls from time to time asking for the recipe of something I'd made them in the past.

                            Maybe I should refocus my energy on making a decent pizza and the rest will take care of itself.

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                              Firegoat RE: ultimatepotato Jun 23, 2014 08:35 AM

                              I've never lured one in with my cooking, But i have dated a guy who's idea of cooking was opening a can of tuna, as well as one who had never made bread before or homemade pasta and really got into it. It was a fun thing to do together and enjoy. So if I were out shopping for a guy, one that is open to cooking would be a more fun pick I think, all other things being equal.

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                              beevod RE: free sample addict aka Tracy L Jun 2, 2014 08:16 AM

                              I'd be more interested in what she looked like......It's easy to make a beautiful pizza.

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                                foodieX2 RE: beevod Jun 2, 2014 04:13 PM

                                Beauty fades, Stupid last forever as does the ability to cook a great meal. I choose cooking over looks everyday.

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                                  free sample addict aka Tracy L RE: beevod Jun 2, 2014 08:28 PM

                                  @beevod:She was a total cutey. I don't know her, but if I did I'd tell her to pose with pizza.

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                                    chowser RE: beevod Jun 7, 2014 05:00 AM

                                    See the added benefit of the pizza shot is that she'd eliminate guys who superficially care about what she looks like.

                                  2. Beach Chick RE: free sample addict aka Tracy L Jun 2, 2014 08:32 AM

                                    Most of my friends are guys and I love spoiling them with meals, which they love and they tell me they wish they could find a chick, like me, and they all tease me and say I would be the perfect gal if I was 3 ft tall, with a flat head and owned a liquor store. .hee hee hee

                                    Guys. .gotta love their sick sense of humor!

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                                      sal_acid RE: Beach Chick Jun 2, 2014 08:47 AM

                                      All that.... plus you should have a fishing boat too.

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                                      jpc8015 RE: free sample addict aka Tracy L Jun 2, 2014 08:48 AM

                                      I had been dating my wife for about a month or two when she made me spaghetti carbonara for the first time. That was the moment I knew that I would marry that woman.

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                                        Sherri RE: free sample addict aka Tracy L Jun 2, 2014 10:38 AM

                                        "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach" is an old saying that I remember hearing from my grandmother.

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                                          jpc8015 RE: Sherri Jun 2, 2014 10:48 AM

                                          I heard a surly old aunt tell my cousin that the secret to a happy marriage was keeping his stomach full and his b*lls empty.

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                                            Firegoat RE: jpc8015 Jun 23, 2014 08:35 AM

                                            So he won't spend all his time outside playing basketball with the guys?

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                                              jpc8015 RE: Firegoat Jun 23, 2014 08:48 AM

                                              I could explain it in detail if needed. :-)

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                                                Firegoat RE: jpc8015 Jun 23, 2014 09:00 AM

                                                You can never find those needle attachments for the air compressor when you want them?

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                                          James Cristinian RE: free sample addict aka Tracy L Jun 2, 2014 11:13 AM

                                          I bated the wifeacita with king crab legs, and later reeled her in with camarones al ajillo, chilorio, and cochinita pibil, and arguably the finest premium margaritas in Houston, repeat, repeat....

                                          http://picos.net/

                                          1. NonnieMuss RE: free sample addict aka Tracy L Jun 2, 2014 12:42 PM

                                            I often post pictures from my blog on my social media site, and an old boyfriend has come sniffing around my food pics more than once with a sense of wistful regret. Bwa-ha-ha!

                                            1. emglow101 RE: free sample addict aka Tracy L Jun 2, 2014 04:33 PM

                                              She was Norwegian and kept cans of sardines and pickled herring in her dresser drawer. That was A + to me.

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                                                free sample addict aka Tracy L RE: emglow101 Jun 2, 2014 08:32 PM

                                                Does she have a brother? I would love to meet a guy with herring in his drawers.

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                                                  emglow101 RE: free sample addict aka Tracy L Jun 2, 2014 08:33 PM

                                                  Good one. I'm laughing about that.

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                                                  hill food RE: emglow101 Jun 3, 2014 02:34 AM

                                                  a "Norwegian (who) kept cans of sardines and pickled herring in her dresser drawer"

                                                  I am SO swiping that line. it is too sweet.

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                                                    emu48 RE: hill food Jun 7, 2014 09:18 AM

                                                    I don't want to sound like a prude, but I draw the line at canned sardines in the bedroom. It's about having standards.

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                                                      linguafood RE: emu48 Jun 9, 2014 05:05 AM

                                                      You prefer grilled? I would, too.

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                                                        sunshine842 RE: linguafood Jun 9, 2014 05:42 PM

                                                        oh yes...grilled sardines.

                                                        (no, they taste NOTHING like tinned sardines.)

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                                                  GH1618 RE: free sample addict aka Tracy L Jun 2, 2014 04:40 PM

                                                  Food is not the main thing, but it might clinch the deal.

                                                  1. juliejulez RE: free sample addict aka Tracy L Jun 2, 2014 05:46 PM

                                                    For my SO, casseroles haha! He loves him a good casserole. Not exactly pretty for photos though.

                                                    I do know that when we first got together, he had a Super Bowl party so I could meet all his friends. He was uber impressed that I cooked food for the party. It was just ground beef/venison (he had both in his freezer) tacos, but his mom told me later that he called her after I left to tell her all about it. I guess most of the girls he dated in the past couldn't cook anything so that was a big plus for me in his eyes.

                                                    1. Uncle Bob RE: free sample addict aka Tracy L Jun 2, 2014 05:58 PM

                                                      I looked for...and found a woman with a "motor" as opposed to so many of the motorless witless wonder air heads around today. As a bonus, she wasn't a bad looking girl, with a great body, that has learned to cook. ~ If you're looking for a man and all you got to offer is a bowl of spaghetti and meat balls...you are in a heap of trouble. ~~ As a man, if you have all of the above and can make a damn good sandwich after sex you get bonus points! :)

                                                      1. free sample addict aka Tracy L RE: free sample addict aka Tracy L Jun 2, 2014 08:25 PM

                                                        Hold the meatballs folks, I have been around the block and know the way to a man's heart is not through food. My objective is that the picture would be part of an array of photos of myself.

                                                        1. rudeboy RE: free sample addict aka Tracy L Jun 2, 2014 10:21 PM

                                                          Is this whole thread not a little sexist? If some woman made me "comfort food" consisting of gloppy cans of cream of this or another I'd toss her out!

                                                          I don't really care if it is sexist, btw.

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                                                            hill food RE: rudeboy Jun 3, 2014 02:37 AM

                                                            works both ways boy-o: granted it was a poorly chosen name for a thread.

                                                            the idea of 'bait' is sort of sad no matter who is luring or being lured.

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                                                              sunshine842 RE: hill food Jun 3, 2014 03:53 AM

                                                              that's kinda my thing.

                                                              Most of my friends have been male, from childhood onward. As such, I have at least a working knowledge of guy-think (god knows, I don't claim to be an expert....my husband can still leave me wondering what the hell just happened)

                                                              This photo and caption bears a watermark that most men can read: it says "DESPERATE" and acts quiet well as a deterrent.

                                                          2. NonnieMuss RE: free sample addict aka Tracy L Jun 3, 2014 08:25 AM

                                                            From porkulent.com

                                                             
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                                                              BiscuitBoy RE: NonnieMuss Jun 3, 2014 08:52 AM

                                                              dem breasts! Oh and thighs

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                                                                scubadoo97 RE: BiscuitBoy Jun 5, 2014 04:47 PM

                                                                You call dem breasts?

                                                                 
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                                                                  BiscuitBoy RE: scubadoo97 Jun 5, 2014 05:53 PM

                                                                  Ah, California poultry

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                                                                    greygarious RE: scubadoo97 Jun 6, 2014 11:22 AM

                                                                    Somehow I think Spencer Pratt had a hand in this.

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                                                                      kattyeyes RE: greygarious Jun 6, 2014 11:30 AM

                                                                      HA HA HA HA!!! You would be the last person I could imagine who would bring Spencer into this, but that is dead-on!

                                                                      ETA: I'd bet a tidy sum Heidi can't cook to save her poor "enhanced" soul. Maybe drinking tequila is more important. :)

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                                                                        greygarious RE: kattyeyes Jun 7, 2014 11:02 AM

                                                                        They only entered my mind because they were on a chat show recently to flog their appearance on some reality show or other - maybe the celebrity wife-swap one. If that's it, and I were her, I'd try to make the swap permanent!

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                                                                      drongo RE: scubadoo97 Jun 6, 2014 02:58 PM

                                                                      Hahah... I've seen that quite frequently -- two lemon halves slid under the skin. For a great example, see http://playingwithfireandsmoke.blogsp...

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                                                                  JoeBabbitt RE: free sample addict aka Tracy L Jun 3, 2014 01:09 PM

                                                                  Well, I've never cooked a meal to seduce a woman......

                                                                  <cough><cough>

                                                                  1. free sample addict aka Tracy L RE: free sample addict aka Tracy L Jun 3, 2014 07:25 PM

                                                                    Thank you for your replies. After I checked the responses at lunch I had a nice conversation with a very good male friend. He is quite a hound himself and his wife is always bragging about what a great cook he is. I asked him what he thought of the idea and he suggested two pictures and to tie the pictures in with the narrative about myself.

                                                                    Lastly, I did not mean for this topic to be sexist and apologize if it offended anyone. I was being facetious and was unaware I came across that way. I love to have fun both in and out of the kitchen. My intentions are the opposite of what a few people assumed they were.

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                                                                      rudeboy RE: free sample addict aka Tracy L Jun 3, 2014 07:51 PM

                                                                      Oh man, I didn't mean to start anything....I don't get offended about much. I guess y'all couldn't see my tongue in my cheek.

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                                                                        BiscuitBoy RE: rudeboy Jun 4, 2014 06:03 AM

                                                                        tongues in cheeks, more main bait

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                                                                        Jeanne RE: free sample addict aka Tracy L Jun 12, 2014 11:09 PM

                                                                        You didn't offend me Tracy - but yes, I think the whole thread is sexist both with men and women. Unfortunately I don't think some people are joking.

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                                                                          Tripeler RE: Jeanne Jun 13, 2014 07:00 AM

                                                                          I have viewed this thread as a blank canvas upon which to post jokes or attempts at them. But the underlying question is quite valid, and I admire Tracy for bringing it up.

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                                                                            rudeboy RE: Tripeler Jun 13, 2014 07:34 AM

                                                                            I agree - and it is appropriate to bring up sexism in both forms? It is really not appropriate. Or is it?

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                                                                              Tripeler RE: rudeboy Jun 13, 2014 05:55 PM

                                                                              Yeah, this is NAF so I think almost anything is appropriate.

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                                                                            free sample addict aka Tracy L RE: Jeanne Jun 13, 2014 08:30 PM

                                                                            @Jeanne that is what the flags are for, if an apology is not sufficient then use the flags.

                                                                        2. BiscuitBoy RE: free sample addict aka Tracy L Jun 4, 2014 11:43 AM

                                                                          If it were just food, then Martha would have lots of boytoys. Proper Come Hither:

                                                                          WITH clothes, nothing left to perception

                                                                           
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                                                                            jpc8015 RE: BiscuitBoy Jun 4, 2014 11:44 AM

                                                                            The first one was wife material. This one is mistress.

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                                                                              BiscuitBoy RE: jpc8015 Jun 4, 2014 01:11 PM

                                                                              Agreed!

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                                                                                Novelli RE: BiscuitBoy Jun 5, 2014 12:43 PM

                                                                                What beautiful cupcakes! LOL

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                                                                              kattyeyes RE: BiscuitBoy Jun 4, 2014 12:07 PM

                                                                              Who says Martha doesn't?!

                                                                              Heck, some guys have wives who are aesthetically challenged AND don't cook, either. What a double bummer that must be.

                                                                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7myjF...

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                                                                                rudeboy RE: kattyeyes Jun 4, 2014 12:27 PM

                                                                                So, true.....sad, but true. I let a good girl go for a prettier one once, and have regretted it since. The first one love to cook, kiss, have fun, etc. The second one turned into a pain, and didn't really know how to kiss or cook.

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                                                                                  EatFoodGetMoney RE: rudeboy Jun 4, 2014 01:12 PM

                                                                                  Didn't know how to kiss what?

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                                                                                    rudeboy RE: EatFoodGetMoney Jun 4, 2014 03:34 PM

                                                                                    "kiss" is a euphemism for a lot of things EFGM!

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                                                                                      EatFoodGetMoney RE: rudeboy Jun 4, 2014 03:38 PM

                                                                                      Heh I know I was making a joke.

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                                                                                  BiscuitBoy RE: kattyeyes Jun 4, 2014 01:21 PM

                                                                                  If she puts on her skull print wellies, I'd help her with the, um, trimming

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                                                                                    BiscuitBoy RE: kattyeyes Jun 4, 2014 02:24 PM

                                                                                    barely housebroken

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                                                                                  chowser RE: BiscuitBoy Jun 7, 2014 05:05 AM

                                                                                  You know Martha used to be a model, right?

                                                                                  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02...

                                                                                4. free sample addict aka Tracy L RE: free sample addict aka Tracy L Jun 4, 2014 06:08 PM

                                                                                  I'd like to make this abundantly clear the questions not "should" I post pictures because I already plan to. The question is WHICH foods would be good to add to the array.

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                                                                                    EatFoodGetMoney RE: free sample addict aka Tracy L Jun 4, 2014 06:17 PM

                                                                                    Isn't the answer obvious?

                                                                                    Sausages!

                                                                                    Have you ever given it any thought to what kind of people this is going to attract. Also, how old are you?

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                                                                                      free sample addict aka Tracy L RE: EatFoodGetMoney Jun 4, 2014 06:38 PM

                                                                                      Interesting idea. It might attract people who have a passion for food. I am in my 50's, but I am not sure why you asked. The good thing about online profiles is that you can change things up if it doesn't work.

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                                                                                      chowser RE: free sample addict aka Tracy L Jun 7, 2014 05:07 AM

                                                                                      I think it would be an interesting way to sort out the type of guy you'd want to date. Hamburgers vs banh mi? Bud light vs craft beer? Chicken wings vs coq au vin?

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                                                                                        greygarious RE: chowser Jun 7, 2014 11:08 AM

                                                                                        While food interests are important, I've always thought that if I were able to ask only one question in order to weed out prospects, it would be "If there were no practical considerations like cost, or availability of parts and service, what car would you want to own?"

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                                                                                          chowser RE: greygarious Jun 7, 2014 11:18 AM

                                                                                          Now I'm not a car person so I wouldn't be able to answer that, but I guess that in itself says something. I told my son he could quickly weed out girls by asking them to do parkour.

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                                                                                            BiscuitBoy RE: chowser Jun 7, 2014 11:50 AM

                                                                                            ah, your boy likes his ladies black-and-blue

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                                                                                              genoO RE: BiscuitBoy Jun 7, 2014 11:55 AM

                                                                                              it wasn't the boy's idea. hmmmm

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                                                                                                chowser RE: BiscuitBoy Jun 7, 2014 03:46 PM

                                                                                                LOL, because I do it and aerial silks I have quite the collection of bruises. I just think you avoid the high maintenance girls when you pick that as a first date.;-) OTOH, girls who order only green salads, dressing on the side? Girls who say they were sooo bad yesterday because they had a bite of cake?

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                                                                                              EatFoodGetMoney RE: greygarious Jun 9, 2014 08:22 AM

                                                                                              What is your car choice then? Now I'm curious.

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                                                                                                jpc8015 RE: EatFoodGetMoney Jun 9, 2014 08:25 AM

                                                                                                2015 BMW M5

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                                                                                              EM23 RE: chowser Jun 9, 2014 07:17 PM

                                                                                              This would make a good thread topic.

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                                                                                                chowser RE: EM23 Jun 10, 2014 04:38 AM

                                                                                                Along those lines:

                                                                                                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/804747

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                                                                                            CarmenR RE: free sample addict aka Tracy L Jun 10, 2014 09:14 AM

                                                                                            My husband says he knew he would marry me when I made him linguine with clams for the first time when we were "just friends" 5 or 6 years ago. That dish was included in our wedding vows. I think I sealed the deal with the roasted chicken a few weeks later.

                                                                                            He's a pretty good cook as well, but I enjoy making dinner and usually have more time. He still requests the linguine with clams anytime I ask him what he wants me to make to celebrate something, which I don't mind because it is THE easiest dish ever.

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                                                                                              rudeboy RE: CarmenR Jun 10, 2014 12:27 PM

                                                                                              That's sweet - and timely: I just made linguini with clams two nights ago.

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                                                                                              jpc8015 RE: free sample addict aka Tracy L Jun 10, 2014 12:28 PM

                                                                                              I'd like to see some food porn.

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                                                                                                Teague RE: jpc8015 Jun 12, 2014 09:22 PM

                                                                                                here you go, some fruitcake - all laid out for ya

                                                                                                 
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                                                                                                  CarmenR RE: jpc8015 Jun 13, 2014 07:37 AM

                                                                                                  Chicken, fish and some bone marrow (different days, obv.)

                                                                                                   
                                                                                                   
                                                                                                   
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                                                                                                    jpc8015 RE: CarmenR Jun 13, 2014 07:58 AM

                                                                                                    I love you.

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                                                                                                      kattyeyes RE: jpc8015 Jun 13, 2014 08:07 AM

                                                                                                      Gosh, you two make it look so easy! ;)

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                                                                                                        CarmenR RE: jpc8015 Jun 13, 2014 08:11 AM

                                                                                                        I'll let my husband know ;)

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                                                                                                          jpc8015 RE: CarmenR Jun 13, 2014 08:12 AM

                                                                                                          Great. I already told my wife!

                                                                                                  2. free sample addict aka Tracy L RE: free sample addict aka Tracy L Jun 13, 2014 08:34 PM

                                                                                                    Let's move on from this topic folks. Obviously this was a huge mistake on my part. I regret having brought it up in the first place and I only seem to make things worse. I have asked the mods to close this topic as well.

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                                                                                                    1. re: free sample addict aka Tracy L
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                                                                                                      CarmenR RE: free sample addict aka Tracy L Jun 14, 2014 06:52 AM

                                                                                                      I think everyone here needs to lighten up a bit. What if this thread had been "Food Porn for Significant Other/Partner Bait"? Would that have made everyone less hurt? I didn't read this as sexist at all- my husband cooks as much as I do, and cooked as many meals when we were dating as I did.

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                                                                                                        chowser RE: CarmenR Jun 14, 2014 08:56 AM

                                                                                                        This is how I viewed it, too. It wasn't about a woman snagging a guy but more about how you'd appeal to the inner foodie. FWIW, a long time ago, my sister and I were looking on match.com for her and a picture of a guy on a beach and trying to open a can of tuna with a rock or some non-can opener caught me eye w/ the caption like, "My gourmet cooking on a camping trip without a can opener," It was funny and not sexist.

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                                                                                                        jpc8015 RE: free sample addict aka Tracy L Jun 16, 2014 06:20 AM

                                                                                                        Some people go out and search for things to be offended about. Don't be sorry.

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                                                                                                          Tripeler RE: jpc8015 Jun 16, 2014 07:17 AM

                                                                                                          I agree, Tracy, and found your post to be refreshingly honest and interesting. You're just the messenger, but quite a good one.

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