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The Comfort Food Diaries: In Praise of the Chicago Hot Dog

Preach!!! I am a Chi-Town transplant living in SoCal. Thank goodness for Portillo's!

Taste Test: The Best Bottled Barbecue Sauce

Rufus Teague is awesome! My childhood heart goes out to open pit original. Do any of you remember when Lea & perrins had a BBQ sauce? I swore by it!!!

Top This: Arugula Salad Foldover (à la Simmzy's)

Hi, Simmzy's is not in the Naples area of Long Beach, it's Belmont Shore. Great article! While we have not been here yet, I have heard good things about this place.

Pasta alla Carbonara

@CalCruzer, don't think of the cheese to be a creamy sauce, you simply finish with the cheese and give it a good toss. I think my new italian food lover friend, @giosef, will concur? Correct me if I am mistaken, anyone!

Pasta alla Carbonara

@giosef....I am in SoCal, I should be able to find pancetta affumicata.
And I loves me some cacio e pepe as well....

Pasta alla Carbonara

@giosef great idea! I have never warmed it up before, just cold out of the bowl.
I personally do not use parsley or cream. But, I do use a punch of crushed red pepper when I am feeling frisky LOL
Now I have to make some... this is by far my fav pasta dish!!!

Pasta alla Carbonara

OH... I will have to try with guanciale next time! I usually use pancetta or diced prosciutto ends.

I always make extra... I love love love leftovers in the am when it is cold. Forget cold pizza....

Taste Test: Potato Chips

Jay's Potato Chips are the bomb! Give them a try.....Original is the way to go!

Marinated Artichoke Hearts

Can you properly go through the canning process to "put up"?

Roasted Marrow

Thanks Mr. Nick! I am serving it as a spread. I will roast to order, I don't want to risk overlooking. Filet Mignon with marrow-Parmesan crostini and red wine-balsamic vinegar jus. Main course for Christmas Eve dinner :)

Crisp-Skinned Butterflied Roast Turkey With Gravy

I wholeheartedly concur with @anaya! It was a hit!

The Best Italian Beef Sandwiches in Chicago

@chicagojohhny - congrats on the launch! I am going to check it out....

Crisp-Skinned Butterflied Roast Turkey With Gravy

@Kenji - SOLD! What size sheet pan are you using? Hopefully a half sheet pan :) The interior rack dimensions of my KA 30" Range are roughly 23" x 15".

Overnight Buns

Hi Donna,
How does scaling DOWN this recipe work? We are a party of two at home and would never go through 2 doz rolls before they got stale.

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@Tupper - LOL LOL LOL you always say hilarious things.... LOL

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Hi SEers!

I don't think you fully understood my comment. Please re-read it.
I just think the ads should be relevant.... not about some society girl's behind. I know that ads are important and keep the machine running... I get that, I promise.
@ESNY - at least the ad is about food! LOL
@scargosun - I am not talking about email here.

Deep Fried Pizza

let us know how it turns out, @bobcogs

The Six Best Dishes at Portillo's in Chicago

@sarahmas - we are go to Buena Park at least once a month for our fix. shame they don't do Old Style on tap here... LOL. Not.

MY personal tops:

1. jumbo dog with everything
2. cheeseburger
3. LOVE the fries
4. chopped salad

The Best Italian Beef Sandwiches in Chicago

@southsidepolishguy - "Tillo's (as I like to call it) is no longer local. We have two out here in Southern Cali. I actually got to meet Dick and get a picture taken. It was great. I am so glad they are out there so we can "get our beef on"!

transplanted polish girl!

Knead the Book: 'The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Bread Baking'

The kind of bread that they use for italian beef sandwiches in chicago.

We Tried Ben and Jerry's New Schweddy Balls Flavor

@foodbully - if memory serves, it was Florence Dusty: Dusty Muffins.


Bread Baking: Fast Buttery Buns

I have made these in the past and they rock! I need buns for this week, so I am going to try buttermilk. Do you need to heat the buttermilk like you do the regular milk?

@rosewood - LOL LOL LOL