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Open Thread: What Food Are You Dressing Up as for Halloween?

I'm going to be a Dunkin' Donut: Wear a basketball jersey and shorts, basketball shoes, a sweatband, and an inner tube painted like a donut aka a "dunkin donut" :)

Please Reminisce about Birthday Cake

I remember once as a little girl (I think it was my 2nd birthday) my mom made a cake shaped like me and decorated the outfit to look like the one I was wearing that day. While taking pictures, my clumsy uncle tilted it up and it fell off the pan onto the floor :( But I will never forget it! haha

From about age 8 to 17, my mom would always make me a homemade strawberry cake, with homemade strawberry buttercream, adorned with, you guessed it, strawberries.

And my grandma would always buy me an opera cream cake from the bonbonerie bakery in cincinnati....opera cream cake is their specialty!

From Behind the Bar: What Not to Say to a Bartender

This is so true! I am a bartender and I actually found myself laughing out loud at some of these scenarios because they always happen, especially the "I know the owner" one. One of my personal pet peeves when bartending is when someone keeps screaming an order in your face when you're clearly making another customer's order. It's so rude. You can be sure I don't serve that person next!

NYC "noob"

you guys are fabulous! thank you so much. I feel like I've been out exploring the different neighborhoods more than my own in all honesty. I'm loving it here so far

NYC "noob"

Thank you guys so much for your responses! I'm definitely going to check out some of these places!

First meal of 2012

You're all going to make fun of me... I stayed at my guy friends' apartment new years eve/new years and in the morning the only appetizing food I could find was quaker oatmeal packets (note.. we are poor college students). Anyways, I put two packets in a bowl and added some milk and was about to put it in the microwave when, of course, the microwave wouldn't work. So, I ate cold, soggy, milky oats as my first meal. Disgusting, I know.

We went to a nice sushi restaurant for lunch so that made up for it :)

Do You Have A Weird Pizza Eating Habit?

@jo_wang.. I do that same thing as you! I take off the cheese and other toppings and save those for after eating the plain crust/base.. the cheese is the best part, in my opinion, so it has to be saved for last!

Cereal Eats: A New Column Devoted To The Cereal-Obsessed

Fruity pebbles, cinnamon toast crunch, reese's puffs, and french toast crunch (though I don't think this is made anymore?) were always my favorites as a child.

We Try Every Cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory

I used to LOVE the white chocolate peanut butter truffle cheesecake offered from the cheesecake factory. it was my ultimate favorite.. too bad it's not on the menu anymore.
I guess adam's peanut butter cup fudge ripple cheesecake willl have to sufffice :)
also, the banana cream and godiva chocolate look fantastic!

Best of the odd combinations?

way back when I was in gradeschool, my friends and I would always eat pizza rolls at sleepovers. I discovered that pizza rolls dipped in A1 sauce are delicious :)

Pre-boxed meals

@bobcatsteph3 this is totally un-food related, but do you go to Ohio University?\

Weird Foods to Eat Together

bologna and ketchup sandwiches... yumm!

Hot Dog Toppings

although I do love Skyline chili's cheese coneys! (without onions or mustard..yuckkk!)

Hot Dog Toppings

I like my hotdogs simple: overloaded with ketchup and relish :)

Poll: What's Your Favorite Pickle Cut on a Burger?

I love claussen's lengthwise slices, crinkle cut. So crunchy and flavorful :)

'Slice' Poll: Chicken Pizza - Way or No Way?

Once a year in Cincinnati, Larosa's (a local chain pizza restaurant) has a limited edition "Montgomery Inn Topper" pizza, in which pizza dough is covered in Montgomery Inn barbecue sauce, shredded chicken, and cheese. It is by far the best pizza I have ever tasted in my life! So, I say heck yes to chicken on pizza!