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No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

Chocolate Wafers. I'd imagine you could sub some regular chocolate cookies, or even chocolate graham crackers. I'd love to try it with Thin Mints, thanks for the idea CheesePlease!

Looking for a Horseshoe Sandwich in Chicago? Visit 6 Degrees in Bucktown

As a central Illinoisan, I'm obligated to say that the cheese sauce needs to be on top of the fries. ;)

Leftovers: RIP One Fat Lady, Unmaking Oreos, and More

Max, thanks so much for the Two Fat Ladies youtube link. I rememeber them fondly from when I was younger, it was one of my first introductions to cooking shows (I was born in '88.) I'll definitely have to watch for memory's sake.

savory or sweet breakfast?

Besides the rare doughnut or muffin, I'm usually always having something savory for breakfast.

Pomegranate seeds

Pomegranate arils are wonderful on salads, yogurt, ice cream, and in sauces. (I've heard to die for on duck breast.) I often eat them plain as a snack.

As for juicing them, I'm really not sure of a method to be able to get the most "bang for your buck" from them. A food mill may work, but you may have issues with the seeds just slipping through.

Poll: Eggs on Pizza, Way or No Way?

The only time I've ever had egg on pizza was the scrambled eggs on a sausage and gravy breakfast pizza. I'm not a huge egg person, but I'd give a sunny side egg a shot, if done right.

18 Winter-Proof Pastas in NYC

That pappardelle with mushrooms looks to die for!

Something New in NYC

@Finsbigfan - Yep. I just get frustrated because, to me, these boards are to foster discussion and the like. Grow some proverbial cahones and pay for advertising if you want to advertise. :)

Open Thread: What's Your Favorite Way to Tweak Traditional Burger Condiments?

Depending on my mood, I like mixing a bit of A1 together with Hellman's mayo. Perfect on just a plain burger.

Something New in NYC

Not to mention, your other two posts are spam as well. :/

From the site's policy:

"We will remove any posts that are obviously commercial or otherwise spam-like. Our aim is that Serious Eats provide a space for people to interact with our content and each other, and we frown on commercial entities passing themselves off as individuals."

What did Santa bring you?

My only food-related gift this year was a programmable slow cooker. Already made a pot roast in it last night, but I'm definitely going to need some more recipes!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Thermapen Thermometer

Prime rib. *drools* And to think, my meat thermometer just broke.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: High Road Ice Cream 6-Pack

Caramel swirled chocolate with fleur de sel.

Cook the Book: 'The New Midwestern Table'

Home. I've lived in Illinois all my life, and even traveling from state to midwestern state, it is all comforting and feels like home.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Cacao Drinking Chocolate Basket

Sea salt and roasted almonds!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Thermapen Thermometer

It would be a tough decision between a roast for some nice French Dip sandwiches, or a turkey breast with all the trimmings for the holiday!

Thanksgiving Food Traditions

Like @GuyCooking, most of my family's dishes are tried and true things. There's always the bird, stuffing, and as many sides as you could think of. The past few years I've tried a few different sweet potato recipes that have been fairly successful. A favorite though is potato dressing.

I don't have an exact recipe, its something that just has been passed from all the women in my family over the years.

Potato Dressing

10 or so russet potatoes, boiled and peeled
Flour
Chopped yellow or white onion
Plenty of salt and pepper.

1. Boil and peel the potatoes. After they are cooled, chop into medium sized chunks.
2. Mash together with your hands, being sure to add plenty of salt and pepper as you go.
3. Add flour until you get almost a wallpaper paste like consistency.
4. Stuff into the whole turkey breast, or make in a crock pot with the neck/giblets.
5. Cook along with the bird, basting the top with butter.

The best part are the crunchy potato bits that form along the edge of the roasting pan. :)

What do you eat your sunny side up eggs with?

Over hash browns, some kind of hash, with bacon and toast... I'm not fond of the "egg on everything" trend, though.

Alcohol

I'm not much of a drinker here either, but vanilla vodka and cranberry juice is one of my favorites.

May I also recommend wine?

Chinese Buffet Tempura Mushroom Help

I've never had that, so I'm not entirely sure. May have to pick some up at the store and try it! Thanks, AnnieNT!

Open Thread: What Strange Yet Delicious Toppings Do You Like on Your Burger?

@AllTheLittleExtras - I'm from the states, but that sounds AMAZING! Are the canned beets pickled?

I love pineapple and bacon on burgers. :)

Regional Food Terms

@ocjko1 - You totally made me miss my great-grandmother's davenport. I loved that thing.

Being from the Midwest as well, I find it odd that I was raised with soda, lunch, dinner... which seems kind of odd when compared to what some other midwesterners have said.

Pop up ads....

If I can make a recommendation? Firefox browser with AdBlock installed works wonders for more sites than just SE.

With no other options - Strip or Ribeye?

If it has good marbling, ribeye. If the fat is all concentrated below the deckle instead of marbled, then strip, on the bone.

Frozen Fries

If you're on a shoestring budget like me, I usually go with Ore-Ida as they're frequently on sale at my local market. However, when I want to splurge and spoil myself, I go with Alexia Oven Reds or Oven Fries. They are just wonderful!

Chinese Buffet Tempura Mushroom Help

My local Chinese buffet makes the most amazing tempura fried mushrooms. They are sprinkled with some kind of salty-spicy reddish brown powder. I originally thought it might have been a type of chili powder, but it really isn't overwhelmingly spicy.

I know its a long shot, but anyone have any idea what it could be?

Quinoa for Beginners?

I've wanted to start cooking with quinoa for a while now, but I have no idea where to start!

I'd like some recipes, tips for buying, and any general advice you have for a quinoa novice.

Thanks in advance!

Traditional egg noodle recipe?

One of my mother's favorite dinners is a simple beef roast and egg noodles. I am looking for a good egg noodle recipe that can be done without a mixer or food processor. My google-fu seems to be failing me today.

Thanks!!

Buttermilk for fried chicken?

Hey there!

My first time posting here, but I really need an answer for this question. I'm trying a fried chicken recipe where the chicken needs to be soaked in buttermilk and hot sauce for a few hours. I started it marinating, but then realized I won't be able to cook it until tomorrow afternoon. Is it okay (both in terms of food safety as well as flavor) to marinade it for 24 hours in the buttermilk?

Thanks in advance for the help! I was raised on fried chicken that was just dredged in flour, so buttermilk is new territory for me.

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