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a chemical smell/taste?

It seems to be on the food itself, rather than the packaging (which is usually a foil tin or ziploc bag). But Pam doesn't last forever and only one other person seems to smell it... o.O

ChelsEats: How do you like your cheesecake?

Agree. I also think a cone takes away from the ice cream.

What's with ice water after eating ice cream?

Same here. And its like merstar said, its refreshing after the sugar of the ice cream.

Ask The Food Lab: Why Do I Pound My Breasts?

Is there any difference in pounding rather than cutting everything down to equal size?

Buggy Pasta?

Sorry. WW is whole wheat and I've noticed it with more than one brand.

@finsbigfan, does that mean its starch or something in the pasta?

passover charoset

I've never tried charoset specifically but their stuff is pretty good.

Kosher Pizza - Why does it suck?

I've never tried it, but they say Pizza Time (Ave J, Brooklyn) is pretty good.

NYC Korilla Food Truck Cheated on food Truck Race

"I've got to tell you, the part that really irked me about that was when they were walking away and one of them said, "He (Tyler) really made us look bad." Um, no. You made yourselves look bad when you decided to cheat on the game. That comment bothered me more than the fact that they tried to cheat. "

Like the one-liner goes, "I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was going to blame you."

Helpful hints for fasting

As was already mentioned, stick with water.

Good luck!


Is there an opt-out link at the bottom of the newsletter?

Healthiest bread

There is something called Ezekiel Bread. Never tried it myself but I know people say its very good (health wise, dunno about taste).

As for me, I'll take some good ol' 100% whole wheat and I'm happy.

Eating at Someone Else's House

Years ago, I remember hearing a neighbor say how she was visiting someone and was put up (including meals). The host served the soup and then brought the pot to the D/R floor where the cat(s?) licked up the leftovers. Granted, I'm not a pet person, but I think thats, umm, too much.

@dbcurrie: Not that I'm recommending using soap for flavor but I would opt for it over some other stuff. At least I know someone made an attempt to clean.

Lactose Free Desserts?


Here ya go. It makes a 9 inch (prepared- assuming they're still 9 inches) graham crust.

2 8 oz containers Tofutti cream cheese*
2 eggs
1 C. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla sugar
1 tsp. lemon juice

Mix ingredients. Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes.

*I think its sold under "Better Than Cream Cheese". Make sure you end up with the original/plain with no garlic or onion added.

Lactose Free Desserts?

Tofutti cream cheese makes a pretty good cheese cake, I'll try to look for a recipe if you want. (Theres also one using crushed pineapple.)

Are you looking for something specific, or just general?

Do you like getting a cone?

Cup. Why waste ice cream on a cone? (Or a wafer or cookie for that matter?) Ice cream is ice cream and it deserves to be given the spotlight.

HEY..yer not supposed to use it for that !!!

A can of pam in a plastic bag makes a great rolling pin. (And if its cookies or something small being rolled out, the bottom of the can becomes a cookie cutter.)

Empty containers (oatmeal, pringles, anything) are great for keeping the fridge or pantry organized.

Kitchen Rebels

I crack eggs on the edge of the bowl or counter (or any edge, actually). Usually I wont add salt to pasta water and if its spaghetti then I'll break it into two or three. And probably some other things I can't think of now.

My kitchen, my business.


I've never tasted from Pressers but have you ever tried making your own? Its pretty easy and they come out yummy.

What have you done to the design of the site?

Not trying to hijack the thread, but is it just me or does the site take a looong time to load lately...?

Foods everyone seems to like but you just can't get into....

There is a saying in Hebrew "over taste and smell, one can not argue".

I don't eat olives, yogurt, sour cream, avocado. No egg salad, but a hard boiled egg will make it down. I don't get the big deal about chocolate though. Its good, and I have nothing against it, but I'm not sure why its so "wow". Chocolate ice cream is another story.

Re the whole wheat pasta, the first time I tasted it I thought never again. And then a few years later I tasted it again and somehow I liked it. I've completely switched over into the whole wheat camp, and a few weeks ago when I had white pasta (which I haven't had in a while), it seemed to be missing something. I never in my life thought I would say that. (Although I definitely admit, ww does take some getting used to.)

Hamentashen in Williamsburg

(area would be Midwood, Williamsburg etc)

Hamentashen in Williamsburg

The Reismans (packaged, sold in most area groceries/supermarkets) are really very good. It has a nice flaky dough and a very good filling (fruit). Good luck finding any hamentashen though, they usually disappear right after Purim.


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