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Hacking Store Bought Mac N Cheese

If I feel like working at it, I'll add some sauteed onions, garlic, peppers, and sausage for a "creole" approach. Maybe a dash of paprika.
Other than that, peas get my vote.

Food Practical Jokes

Not food related, but kitchen related: wrap a rubber band around the side sprayer on the kitchen faucet so it's essentially always "on". Then point it so it's facing you as you stand at the sink. When the next person comes along and turns on the faucet, they get sprayed right in the chest. Hilarious, especially if you get to see it happen.


I once worked a 22 hr day, got about 2 hrs of sleep, and then woke up to bake my brother in law a birthday cake. I sent it out the door with my husband, and went back to bed. When I woke up again later in the afternoon and wandered into the kitchen I noticed the cornstarch box on the counter. Why is the yellow cornstarch box on the counter?? And why is the yellow baking soda box still in the cupboard?? Oh, sh*t.
I made a frantic call to the in-laws "Don't eat the cake, don't eat the cake!!" But it was too late. They said it was very jello-like.

Virgin Cocktails

Currently drinking some ginger ale, splash of grenadine, and a squeeze of lime. So many good ideas here!

Virgin Cocktails

Those sound great guys. Thanks!

Chicken Parm and the Fridge

I desperately want this to be the name of band.
"Chicken Parm and the Fridge"

Swivel peeler - towards or away?

@mao1213 - hahahahaha!!!

Away for me, over the sink.

The dish from the black lagoon.

@dbcurrie - That actually made me laugh out loud.

I think mine is Xmas day lunch at the in-laws. It consists of sandwiches made of shaved deli ham mixed with sickeningly sweet BBQ sauce, heated on the stove and plopped onto white Wonder bread. Your only other option is a side of the worst deli macaroni salad in existence.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Counter Culture Coffee Subscription

I prefer mine black, made my husband, and brought to me the instant I get out of the shower. I get this amazing service in exchange for a well made dirty martini handed to him as he walks in the door after work.

Saying "thank you" with food; do you?

Absolutely! I made some rosemary almonds for my vet after a difficult month with a stray, an apple cheesecake for a co-worker who helped me with an event, a chocolate cake for the stage manager (and crew) of a local venue who got us free tickets to Paul Simon, our cat sitter (a non-cooking bachelor) gets paid with a home-made dinner... the list goes on and on.

That doesn't go together!

And for the record, I love chocolate milk.

That doesn't go together!

I used to date this guy who drank chocolate milk at every meal, even out at restaurants. Spaghetti, sushi, mexican, chinese, indian. All were washed down with chocolate milk. Maybe I was a bit snotty, but when he did it at a really nice, expensive (like coat and tie required) steak house, I admit to being somewhat embarrassed. I just wanted to tell him to grow up.

I ain't eatin' THAT again !!!

I tried turtle soup at a restaurant once. It was so weird tasting I couldn't even finish it, and I can usually get through anything if I have to. I know I should try it again somewhere else, but the thought of how bad it was stops me everytime.

Pizza delivery BLACKOUT!?

I know I'm way late to this thread, but maybe someone is watching it.
I'm in the same situation. Area used to be bad, not so much anymore. Some of our pizza joints offer a 10% discount because they won't deliver to us. You could ask about that.
Also, there's a local pizza place just a few blocks away and we did ask them about not delivering to their neighbors. Turns out they don't deliver at all because they (at least for now) know they just don't have the capacity to keep up with the demand. I'm hoping they expand soon though cause that pizza is freakin awesome.

Food that smells better than it tastes

There used to be a Wonder Bread factory in town and the smell from there was the most delicious cake baking smell ever. Wonder Bread in real life is disgusting.

Thanksgiving leftovers: what's your favorite?

Stuffing stuffing stuffing!!!

And the carcass for stock.

Dishes for someone that doesn't like Thanksgiving food

Jerzee's right. No boil lasagne noodles are the bomb.

New Food Trend! One Color Mondays and Tart & Tangy Thursdays!

How about a White Monday:
Breakfast - oatmeal with coconut, bananas and almonds
Lunch - clam chowder
Dinner - pan seared tilapia over risotto with white asparagus

Broccoli overload

I came back to check on this thread and read it as Broccoli Overlord.
Now THAT would be an interesting thread!! (not that this one's not)

Variation on chicken with pan sauce?

Cook down some fresh chopped tomatoes with the wine/broth.
Or add a splash of balsamic vinegar.
For something richer, add a spoonful of sour cream and use a bunch of paprika in the seasoning.
Saffron and cream.

This is fun.

Broccoli overload

My favorite part of broccoli is the stem. Peel it, cut into strips and eat it. Crispy, crunchy goodness.

How many do you have, and what spices can you not be without?

My must haves (after the obligatory salt and pepper) would be cumin, paprika and rosemary.

My nourishment is talking to me... o_O

I know this is the opposite of what you're looking for but... Right now I'm listening to the horrendous grinding, grating, squealing sounds coming from my dishwasher. I expect it to blow up any day but it just keeps screeching along. DIE ALREADY!!

What to do with Buttermilk Powder

I've used it in baked goods quite successfully. The instructions on my container are basically: 1/4C buttermilk = 1 Tbsp powder and 1/4C water.
I add the powder with the dry ingredients and the water with the wet. It works perfectly for me. Plus, I never feel like I'm wasting a bottle of buttermilk because I don't use it all that often.

I was just thinking of SE talk

As far as I'm concerned, the one rule to rule them all is - "If you don't like the thread, don't comment".


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