What can I say? Food rocks.

  • Favorite foods: Garlic, veggie stir fry, pizza, stromboli, wonton soup, grilled zucchini, almost all vegetables, grilled chicken, chicken-pepper-onion kebabs, salad, sweet peppers on anything, #1 - Prociutto and smoked gouda stuffed chicken with leek cream sauce!
  • Last bite on earth: See my #1...with pasta, zucchini, and foccacia bread dipped in olive oil.

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What do you top your burgers with?

Grilled onions, ripe tomatoes, cheese.

Do You Frequently Get Take Out?

We generally get takeout for dinner two, maybe three times per week. Chinese one night, pizza/subs another. If we get it a third time it varies between hot bar from the local grocery store or fish frys from wherever they are being made in town.

Weekend Cook and Tell: Cooking For One

I do many varieties of stir fries using different meats/veggies and an array of sauces and spices. Stir fries never get old in my opinion because there are so many different ways to make them. I love pizza at any time of the day, so I don't mind having leftovers of it in the fridge to either re-heat or eat cold upon waking up in the morning. Also will do chilis and soups to freeze and re-heat anytime. In the cold spell we are having here in PA soups are a perfect meal.

What do you eat when you're sick?

If I have any form of stomach bug, I'll take it easy and start out with saltines, toast, and ginger ale. Gradually making my way towards a brothy soup such as chicken noodle with some crackers and more ginger ale.

What are your "Significant Other is out of town" meals?

Chinese takeout, pizza with lots of garlic, onions, and peppers, roasted garlic, by itself, straight from the oven. Yum!

Best by date on beer?

Since my Aunt and my grandmother don't drink beer more often than the holidays (okay my gram never does! LOL), there have been many times on such holidays as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter when I've started drinking a light beer (Coors light usually) that tasted just fine and for kicks, I'd look at the expiration and it would read 3 months or more expired. I've never ever gotten sick from an expired (at least up to 6 months) light beer. Not that I'd choose to drink them from an expired date, I just can say I'm still living to this moment to comment the fact that they, in my experience, taste no different to me after a small expired date.

Best thing you ate in 2012!

Stuffed chicken with smoked Gouda and lemon cream sauce, sides o fettuccine and yellow squash. Mmm!

How do y'all stay thin?

I begin my day with a walk. Be it 15, 30, or more minutes, I don't kill myself like I used to, but I feel like I've moved and don't mind eating mostly what I want.

I tend to eat several smaller portioned meals through the day except for weekends. I enjoy getting create with leftovers, so running thru a fast food drive thru is never an issue. I love most all veggies, so I eat them predominantely, white meats a few times a week. And most of all, put some elbow grease into preparing meals!

Chain Reaction: Quaker Steak and Lube

I like the golden garlic flavor best, but my old local Quaker Steak and Lube's wings were hit and miss. Sometimes very dried out, especially if u ordered a whole bucket to go. I had a few dinner sized grilled chicken wing salads though. Very large and filling with loads of fresh toppings.

Non-kitchen items in your kitchen?

Ironing board, radio, and stacks and stacks of mail. We get a ton of catalogs. Most we never order from, but they keep a comin'!

Late Late Late Night Snacks this week

Leftover chinese, cold pizza, frosted sugar cookies.

From the Freezer: Tony's Macaroni & Cheese

Hmm...Not sure about this one. I do, however enjoy Tony's original pepperoni pizza. I miss the old school round style that had the pepperoni saucers. They were awesome. Especially charred.

Dhorst's Not So Secret Dipping Sauce

I'm wide awake at 3:30am...Why not make some SDS!? It's the best!

Name Six Herbs/Spices

Garlic powder
Red pepper flakes
Onion powder

Cold Pizza for Breakfast.

Sure! I've seen places around where I live that sell it individually wrapped at convenience stores in their small refrigerated section and it's only like $.89 for a small plain square slice! A local pizzeria in the area distributes it to several gas station marts around the area. It's pretty good, a deal, and it's great if you are eating on the go!

Another thought, if you were to open a store, it would be a great selling point if you open it near a university, as hungover college students wouldn't pass up a cheap morning cure to their hangovers!

Does Thanksgiving = Christmas on your table?

We have ham at Christmas instead of turkey. Otherwise te sides are pretty much the same, though we always have asparagus for some reason.

If you win Powerball today...

I bought two Powerball tickets. And honestly, if I won, the first thing I'd do would give a good chunk to cancer research i.e. family members. The second, what-up SE'rs! Let's GO!! Tour of anyone's favorite food mecca!

In Our Community Corner: Meet Diana Horst (aka 'dhorst')

Diana rocks!!! She put me up at her home this past June and we had an amazing pizza party/meetup! What an amazing time we had! SO glad to see this!

I could polish off...

Chinese takeout buffet
Vegetable soup

Poll: How Long Do You Let Leftover Slices Linger?

Usually not longer than two days. Have I had a leftover slice on day 3, yes, but I find it doesn't taste nearly as good as the cheese starts getting too hard.