• Location: Troy Ohio
  • Favorite foods: Pizza, Fries and Cake, in no particular order, washed down with a good Riesling.
  • Last bite on earth: Anything my mamma makes me .. or cake.

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Alton Brown's Peanut Butter Fudge in the Microwave Trick

We use this recipe. Make it just as Alton directs and it is fabulous. It was hard for us to believe it could be *that* good, but when Alton says it, believe it.

From the Cookie Aisle: New Pepperidge Farm Milano Melts

definitely meh. The original is way better, we tried them a the office this week. Thumbs down

Ahhh! So much leftover ham!

just made killer ham and bean soup. Hope there is enough left for ham salad (so i can use my excellent new kitchen aid food processor).

Poll: Are You Making Pie or Buying It?

BerkelMan could you share your recipe for Hoosier Cream Pie. I've been trying to recreate based on my mother-in-law's recipe of "this and that" and i'm not quite there. (also off topic .. Indiana Stromboli ROCKS! I still think back wistfully to ones I use to get in high school).

On topic: Will bake my own pies, pecan and pumpkin, but I cheat on the crust.

Mixed Review: Barefoot Contessa Outrageous Mint Chocolate Brownies

ditto. i don't mind mixes.. but $11 for a brownie mix. no.

How do you brew your coffee?

Toddy Cold Brew. I love a good cup of coffee, but I'm the only one in my house who drinks it and I don't have much counter space. I used a French Press for years, but my son made me an utterly fabulous cup of coffee one day and it was made using the Toddy Cold Brew system. I've never had better "home" coffee.

What is the Greatest Compliment You Have Received on Your Food

Pralines. "Just like my mamma made them!" Now IMHO when you can actually make somethin' like mamma. That's good eats!

Standing Room Only: Jeni's Ice Cream

LOVE NORTH MARKET! Anyone headed to Columbus needs to check it out. The Brisket is to die for.. the cheese monger had a simple, yet awesome cheese sampler.. And Mozarts Bakery, yummy treats and the best cappuccino I've ever had. And of course.. Jeni's!

Cook the Book: 'Good Eats: The Early Years'

I come from a large Family so the married kids are urged to spend Thanksgiving Day with their in-laws and such and our family gets together on Saturday.

However I found out that on Thanksgiving Day they had no one to share the day with as they were working on the Saturday party and they ate at Waffle House (not that there is anything wrong with that!) But since that day I have the anti-Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday for the 4 of us and who ever else needs a place to land. I enjoy cooking for a SMALL group and I let my mom handle the LARGE group on Saturday . (We all pitch in with sides btw)

On Thanksgiving we get a yummy Beef Tenderloin and as a homage to Thanksgiving, Pumpkin Roll and Cheescake (this year low-carb).

Mom enjoys the day as she gets treated to an excellent meal (on her wedding china that I inherited from her) and I love giving THANKS for such wonderful parents, and enjoying them all by myself before I have to share them on Saturday with the Sibs!

Halloween Carry In Suggestions

As always, the flavor/quality out ranks creepy-ness. But I like the subtlety of Devil's Food Cupcakes -- besides they are chocolate and cake -- really can't go wrong.

I don't have the patience/time for the candy corn .. probably because it is not one of my favorite things; you know like cake!

Halloween Carry In Suggestions

Yes -- but its more of an all day EAT fest ...

Needed: dinner roll / biscuit recipe! (flakey layers)

Thanks to Lemonfair. I didn't know what Fan Tans were and when I googled and saw the picture, it had to be what you were looking for. Let us know if "we" figured it out!

I love it when the Food Detectives work together for good and not evil! And throw in Grandma and we have to solve the riddle!

Needed: dinner roll / biscuit recipe! (flakey layers)

I'm thinking these may be a yeast roll. too.. My mom use to make tender flakey rolls that came apart in layers, and they were a sweet roll recipe like Parker House roll.

So close your eyes, think back .. Was it yeasty or biscuity?

The Best Thing I ever Ate ...

Well I can get to Cleveland for Corned Beef Hash, maybe not Portland 8-)..

However is your boyfriend's dad givin' up the Cheesecake recipe? I really like "eye closing" cheesecake!

@squeezebottle: My mom asked me the other day why I liked oysters, I told her if you've only have oysters from a little white container, you've NEVER had oysters.

City Flavor Guide: Cincinnati

Enjoyed the Cincinnati foodie update! Keep them coming...

T - 50 miles North

Gadgets: The Aebelskiver Pan

When I went to the aebelskiver site, all the pans I looked at said "not for FLAT TOP ELECTRIC stoves". So sad.. that is what I have. Is that because it's cast iron? Because I do use cast iron on my flat/electric stove, but i'm very very careful 8-)

Gadgets: The Aebelskiver Pan

Could someone please tell me how to SAY that word?

Facinating.. how could i live this long and NEVER heard of these?