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Question About Bugles

@dhorst: we would also stuff those babies with cream cheese; top with hot sauce. One of my favorite snacks as a kid!!

Alton Brown's diet

okay, i eat sardines, and i eat avacado pretty much every day. I also like wine with dinner: i am not fading away, i would love to know where my old Alton, and my old Jim Coleman have gone. Has anyone seen him lately? He got really, really skinny------ugh, ugly skinny----- has since put some weight back on and , i can now watch him again. Gotta say, not liking the new Alton. TOOO skinny for ANYTHING!!!

Food for when it's REALLY Cold

I just want to prepare and eat everything on this list!!!! With all the libations!

new jersey style food??

Yeah, I'm a Philly girl and much of this sounds like south philly foods. My visits to the shore are filled with boardwalk food as well. Mack's pizza, waffles and ice cream, fudge, lots of fudge, salt water taffy, snow cones, and curlies fries with gravy and mozzerella.Oh, and how can I forget funnel cake?!

Your Favorite Type of Sushi/Sashimi Fish

Salmon Roe, Toro, and salmon. I could eat this e v e ry day! YUUM!

Overrated Liquors that Unsuspecting Masses Consider Quality

Thank God for open bars at weddings:)

how do you sriracha?

Oh, like everyone else, i could go on forever. I love it mixed with good old buttered noodles!

Holiday Gifts for Foodies?

I second the oil idea. Good quality Greek olive oils are interesting, nice jar of Greek olives, imported dried oregano, and some nice redwine vinegar. Yum! If you don't have to travel far, some great feta would be a nice adition
Okay, I am so buying lamb tomorrow morning!!!

Food is sexy.....

Most romantic moments in mine and my hubby's marriage have started with an amazing dining experience. From mexican to sushi, it's been a ride. Who knows what our 20th anniversary this wed will hold in store???

Kolacky, Kolache, Kolachy, Kolach

Okay, im polish, and had a lot of traditional foods at the holidays, and I recognize this name, but can't identify it with anything at my Bubchas(no clue how to spell this correctly). I think they cheated and bought hamentaschen at the German bakery down the block!

"Thread of the Year"

This is a great idea. Love the fact we have an 11 year old member too(even if she is my daughter)!!

C is for Christmas Cookie!

My Didi has decided she is taking over baking this year!! She is planning on multiple types of bars(emphasis on lemon, her fav) muffins, and cupcakes. Wants to try biscotti!!!! My fav, snickerdoodles, and toll house choc chips, no vanilla, almond extract instead.

Favourite Puff Pastry applications?

As someone who isn't really a lover of sweets, i find this simple and decadent.
Spread some nutella on the pastry, top with the berry of your choice, we use whatever is in season, or on sale frozen(defrost of course). Top with nut of choice, we like them all. Seal and brush, lil sugar on top and bake.
Kids even love these!

Sicilian White Anchovies

I tasted these for the first time about a year ago!!!! Heavenly. I'm a philly girl, so, I can' help you on a local search, just want to say good luck and enjoy!

What do you do with corn syrup?

@cyberroo: Is not her recipe the BEST! My daughter and I mix up a homemade hot choc mix----equal parts brown sugar, cocoa powder, and instant dairy creamer(the powder) place it in mason jars, and top with a bag of ina's marshmallows. Our friends and teachers look forward to them every year. So, the BEST use of corn syrup is in the marshmallow recipe from Ina!!!

Kolacky, Kolache, Kolachy, Kolach

These sound a lot like humentaschen; are they?

Mrs. Pauls has left the building: HELP!!!

Okay, so I peeled, cut and boiled sweet potatoes. I then added various amounts of butter( quite a LOT), brown sugar, white sugar, and maple syrup, touch of salt. And as pattypooch said, boiled away till gooey!
It LOOKS just like it, we'll see what Dad thinks in a few hours!!!!

THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE!!!! HAPPY TURKEY DAY!!!

Mrs. Pauls has left the building: HELP!!!

@GinaNJ----- P. S. If this whole thing falls apart in my face, i might ask you to FED-EX that lone box you found in your freezer!! LOL!!!

Mrs. Pauls has left the building: HELP!!!

THANKS TO ALL!!!!! @Gina, this could be it!!!! Now, being that I was not the only one dissapointed, and downright, HORRIFIED by this, we need to find out W H Y!!!!!

Happy thanksgiving to all, and many thanks to my SE family!!!!!

Mrs. Pauls has left the building: HELP!!!

Thanks kjgibson, copycat doesn't have any matches. I'll just take all these great suggestions, combine lil of this, lil of that, and hope for the best!! UHUH

Mrs. Pauls has left the building: HELP!!!

Okay, here's the deal. I had been looking for Mrs. Paul's sweet potatoes for the past week or so. I got into a conversation with the gentleman who stocks the frozen foods at the ACME by me and I asked him why they weren't in the freezer case. He in turn explained to me that they are no longer made by Mrs Paul's, can't get them, etc. This is why i am in ned of a duplicate recipe! I love my daddy!

Mrs. Pauls has left the building: HELP!!!

I think a combo of candied yams from CatBoy and the addition of cloves and orange zest from PerkyMac might be the way to go. i just feel soooo bad that he can't have his date with Mrs Paul this year! He's 80 and doesn;t get excited about too much, these potatoes, he got excited about!

Ukrainian food for Girl Guides

What about fresh kielbasa? The fact that it is grey, and not that hot dog color could make interesting conversation.Chrusiciki? Wonderfully light, powdered sugar crisps that resemble funnel cake, in taste, not appearance. Good Luck!

Soft-Boiled Eggs-Your eating style

I eat mine EXACTLY as CJMcD. SOOOO GOOOD!

Buttermilk

I use buttermilk and tobasco sauce to marinate catfish, bread, and then fry.Seriously delicious. Just made(like 5 minuts ago) blue cheese dressing with buttermilk as my base.

If you love to cook, do your friends expect you to be thin or no

Okay, I was just responding to the talk topic of Alton, and it got me thinking: to all of us foodies, are there expectations from your family and friends? Do they expect you to cook preservative free, vegan, fat free, all natural???? What do your family and friends want, and, how do you fail them???? How do you please them?
I have a type 1 diabetic daughter, and a type 2 diabetic husband. What's going on out there???? Meals in here are always challanging.

Mrs. Paul's,you are missed, but sadly, no longer needed!!!

Okay, so i posted my "replica" of this go to green box. If you mssed the thread, I boiled sweet potatoes, then added various amounts of brown sugar, white sugar, maple syrup, salt and pepper, and LOTS of butter. While I can't give yo exact amounts as I did it more by the color than the tast( I don't care for these and I think I was killing the bottle of wine I used for another sauce).
Dad was VERY PLEASED!!!! Said they didn't have "that certain taste" (you know, the cardboard box taste), however, actually called them delicious!

THANKS TO ALL WHO INSPIRED ME!!!!!

Mrs. Pauls has left the building: HELP!!!

Okay, here's my predicament. My dad will ONLY eat Mrs. Pauls
sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving. I've made him this version from scratch in the past, and it didn't "taste the same". Sorry it didn't have that "came out of a box, then a microwave" taste. So I need some ideas where this innocently simply sweet potato, brown sugar and butter combination can be "compromised", yet ,made from scratch. Can't believe I'm asking for help to make something taste not so homemade!! UGH!

Didi's baking b'day: a smashing success! Thanks for all your input.

Didi's bday is today,celebration was last night. Baking bag(gift bag cause it's just easy, wrapped everything tho!) contained:
A silicone cupcake flower arrangement mold.(Looks like a flat floral arrangement when finished)
A cupcake icing gun with assorted tips( really cool!)
Multi-colored spatulas
cookie cutters
a baking cookbook
lots and lots of multi-colored sprinkles(gourmet of course!)
a revolving cupcake tree(this is awesomely cool).
Additional baking gifts are coming from relatives on Sunday, will keep you all posted.
Thanks for all your ideas: you guys are the best!

I am already missing tomatoes!

Hubby and I grow cherry tomatoes, medium sized tomatoes(my personal fav) and beef steak tomatoes

Just made my last caprese of the season.

So sad! Will anyone else miss the end of the summer in this way?
Remember, I'm from Philly, so the best tomatoes in the world are over the bridge in NJ!

Gifts For A Young Budding Baker

My daughter has become quite the lil baker. As I'm posting she's making pecan-lace cookies that she had seen on Everyday Food.

For Easter, intead of placing candy in her basket we gave her a tiffany blue hand mixer with bread (what do you call them) attachments? Mom, obviously,is not a baker.

Her B'Day is approaching and I want to make her a "baking basket".To date we have purchased pastry bags, tips, silicone spatulas, a silcone cupcake sheet, and now,I'm stumped.

All you amazing bakers out there. Help me, please!

What's Up With All These One Word Answer Postings?

What's going on here? Do y'all not want to post more than 5-10 characters? Or, have our eaters become lazy? This is just BORING! This site is full of foodies with priceless information just needing to be shared.Sorry, you can't do that with a one word answer.
Any thoughts?

Anyone have a 7-up cake recipe?

Okay, it's me again asking for help with cakes. Understand, I love,love to cook. Pulling out my la crueset and calling some friends impromptu, to me, this is a great time! Truth be told, I do not like to bake. My daughter, didi, a fellow poster when she has time, loves to bake, so, I'm trying to encourage her. Father's day is approaching and my dad's fav cake is a 7-up cake which
didi wants to present to him as his gift. Can all you great people out there help me?

Ancestors recipes

Okay, I just finshed
watching Paula Dean and her tribute to her grandmother. Have to say, was very moved. However, I'm curious as to how many of you have had recipes handed down?
Or, were your mom and gmom in my mom's camp of "I'm taking it with me ", hence, my posting for the banana cake 6-7 mos ago.

Thanks For The Banana Cake Recipes

I posted 'but 5 months ago. I was looking to duplicate the banana cake that my mom made. As she took her recipe to the grave(as she swore she always would) I wanted to make it for my family as a surprise, and the family here at SE really stepped up to the plate. My daughter and I spent the better part of the winter baking banana based recipes. We found one that is almost exactly my mom's, the color of the batter is just off. I would love to tell y'all
who this recipe belongs to, but, I'd rather save face and thank all who posted.You are the best!

What's up with Dunkin' Donuts' new sandwich?

Was picking dd up from Karate tonite and there's a Dunkin Donuts in the strip mall her school is in. The poster advertising their new sandwich revealed an egg, bacon, and cheese
between two waffles. What do you think? Appetizing or repulsive? Kind of reminded me of the post "Is Paula Dean Trying To Kill Us" with her over the top eggwich.

dd needs inspiration

Okay, as per posting today my daughter is over the top wanting to cook. As I tucked her in I made a deal: keep up everything else you are responsible for(she tests for her 1st level black belt in 3 mos, older bro is a 2nd level, older sis is going for 2nd level)
and YOU can run the kitchen 1 day per week(with my oversight of course) But, this means she gets full reign. Picks the meal,
chooses the produce in the supermarket, and executes with her own results. I can drive her, I can influence, however, the ultimate meal is on her. Anyone have some kid friendly recipes before she watches Jacques Pepin and tries to re-create that days episode? Or, sees Martha and gets upset if she fails?
HELP!

Missing Restaurant: Stefano's in Philly Suburbs

I live in the suburbs of Philly and I just received word that our favorite Italian restaurant has closed. This place has been in the valley for, from what I've been told, some 50 years. Theirs was authentic upscale Italian without having to go into South Philly.
If anyone here lives in or around Philly and its suburbs (Jenkintown, Willow Grove) and you know of what I speak, please let me know what happened. Did they move? Did the next generation sell? Oh, the name would help: Stefanos. Ugh, it hurts to say without making a reservation.

2 missing recipes

Okay bakers out there, I need your help.My mother passed away three years ago and took with her our family's 2 favorite recipes(which she always said she would).

One is for a 7-up cake which was so light and airy it literally fell apart when accompanied with coffee or tea.

The 2nd is for a banana bundt cake which was so heavy and rich
it could put you to sleep merely by inhaling it.

Okay bakers,can you help?

snickerdoodle cookies

It's that time of year and we're starting our Christmas baking. For the life of me I cannot find my snickerdoodle recipe. It was special because there is NO shortening, and not an over abundance of flour.

Can someone save our cookies?

Dining in NY with teens

Headed to NYC tomorrow. We're looking for destinations for lunch as well
as dinner. Spending the afternoon in midtown and need a destination around the cathedral for dinner. Any suggestions?

Family Friendly in the Theatre District of NYC

Our family is headed to Manhattan for a wedding the end of June. We're planning on seeing a show and heading somewhere for dinner with the kids.Hubby and I are looking for a friendly place with some good
beers on tap and, of course, some good eats!Kids are easy, will eat sushi
to smores. Any ideas???

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