Missy E.

31 year old foodie, blogger, and geek. Queen of snark. Living with boyfriend of 6 years and 1 cat.

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  • Location: Western NY
  • Favorite foods: Americanized Chinese food, corn dogs, sushi, comfort food (mac & cheese, fried chicken, etc.)
  • Last bite on earth: My mom's meatloaf, homemade mashed potatoes, buttered peas, iceberg wedge w/ ranch dressing, banana bread, and blueberry cobbler ice cream for dessert.

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Win a Copy of 'Buvette: The Pleasure of Good Food'

Probably a rabbit stew or savory pie. Possibly ratatouille.

Win a Copy of 'Mother Daughter Dishes: Reinventing Loved Classics'

My grandmother would make monkey bread and take it with us when we'd go camping. My mother still makes it today and she taught me. Funny thing is every time my mom gives out the recipe, she gives it out exactly the same but no one can make their monkey bread quite like my mother.

Our Guide to the Friday Fish Fry in Wisconsin

They went to Lake Geneva but they didn't go to Popeye's Galley & Grog?!? Unbelievable!

Taste Test: The Best Frozen Veggie Burgers

I absolutely LOVE LightLife Backyard Grill’n Burgers. They're the closest I've found to tasting like a real burger while still being a veggie burger.

Taste Test: The Best Frozen Burgers

The Fast Bites Cheeseburger really isn't all that bad. If I'm looking for something fast and cheap for lunch, I can pick up one of those in the frozen food section of my local dollar store and add my own condiments.

We Try the New Draft Beer Flavored Jelly Beans from Jelly Belly

@jdmcdonald - The chairman of the company made a donation with his own money and it wasn't in the name of the company. Therefore what the chairman does is his business and has nothing to do with Jelly Belly or its operations. Get a grip!

Poll: How Often Do You Eat Burgers Without Any Cheese?

Almost always with cheese, otherwise I have to load it with ketchup, mustard, and relish. Usually cheese is good enough for me.

Giveaway: Win A Copy of 'Melt: The Art of Macaroni and Cheese'

My favorite additions to mac and cheese as a kid were canned tuna and cooked peas. Now I love adding some diced grilled chicken, bread crumbs, and a little hot sauce.

Surprise! Burger King's New "Satisfries" Do Not Suck

I'm eating some right now and they're okay but overpriced. I can make the same quality fries at home without oil.

Open Thread: What's Your Favorite Chinese Takeout Order?

Order varies based on mood, but I like shrimp fried rice, crab rangoon, General Tso, roast pork lo mein, vegetable potstickers, and definitely egg rolls. Not all at once of course, just mix it up from time to time.

Cook the Book: 'Around the Southern Table'

It's only Southern food if it's fried! LOL I love my mom's homemade hush puppies, fried green tomatoes, fried catfish, and mac & cheese to go with it!

Bake the Book: Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook

When I was 10 or 11 I distinctly remember my great-grandmother, my grandmother, my mother, and I attending a mother-daughter dinner at the little church where my grandmother married my grandfather. It was the one of the few times I remember where all four generations of the women in our family were together. My grandmother made Watergate salad and it was my favorite dessert and a staple of all our family get-togethers.

Have You Ever Tried Hot Dr. Pepper?

@feep - Same with my high school. Just during late fall, early winter games. It's fabulous!

Serious Holiday Giveaway: The Baking Steel

I like to start off with a good hearty tomato sauce, then add some provolone and mozzarella cheese. I add some fresh basil, maybe some sliced Italian sausage, green peppers, red onions, and mushrooms.

From the Freezer: Tony's Macaroni & Cheese

It's not bad, especially if you're just looking for something quick to munch on or if you have a craving after a night of bar-hopping. One of my more intrepidatious friends added steamed peas to his slice and I tried it - reminded me of my childhood.

A Sandwich a Day: Nick's Pulled Lamb Sandwich from Popeye's in Lake Geneva

belinskaya, you're not alone. Popeye's was my first real summer job back in 1995. I was a busboy (or in this case, busgirl). Part of the job meant parading through the restaurant with one of the racks of chicken or lamb while sirens went off all over the restaurant and music played, meant to get the customers to order it.
protesilaus, what you've gotta understand about a place like Lake Geneva is it's a getaway/resort town. Everything's inflated, including rental property prices. But it's a beautiful place and if I had a way to do it right now, I'd go to Lake Geneva just to pay $17 for a sandwich and relive all those great memories.

Knead the Book: Kneadlessly Simple

I like Brioche, Ciabatta, or marble rye.

Book Giveaway: Win A Signed Copy of 'Brewed Awakening'

Lionshead Deluxe Pilsner
Dundee Stout
Dundee Kolsch Style Ale
Sarnaac Irish Stout
Sarnaac Pale Ale
Sarnaac Black Forest
Sarnaac Indian Pale Ale


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