I Eat... Therefore, I Am.

  • Location: The Antelope Valley
  • Favorite foods: Rib eye, medium rare...cheese - any bread, fresh from the oven. Ice cream - except chocolate.
  • Last bite on earth: Root beer float - premium vanilla ice cream, Barq's root beer, hot fudge, a splash of gin, and a dollop of whipped cream. Yum!

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Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Quercia's Secret Weapons Pork Kit

Worcestershire sauce - it's the little black dress in my kitchen.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Case of Pat LaFrieda Burgers

The Minetta Burger from Minetta Tavern looks like the most delicious burger in the world, and i want it. Too bad I live in California!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Quercia's Cured Meat Experience

I take one small crusty roll, spread irish butter on it, sprinkle smoky salt on the butter, then layer the proscuitto, fresh basil, and top it with an over easy egg. yum!

Thanksgiving Dinner: No Substitutions Allowed?

Thank you all for your protectiveness! Lol... it's no biggie. I've decided to make pumpkin cinnamon rolls for Sunday Brunch, but I'm charging 4.00 per roll! That'll teach them!

@alice blue, I too have attempted the fresh cranberry sauce...didn't work. Should have been my clue.

@boo bird, you can come over and have some of our green beans - they're swimming in hocks and butter!

Thanksgiving Dinner: No Substitutions Allowed?

@Burger365, I second that, but store bought rolls vs the yeasty goodness that is homemade?

but yeah, don't mess with my dressing, or put marshmallows on my candied yams.

Win a Free Organic D'Artagnan Turkey

Still making those Parker House rolls by joy the baker...

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I'm tired of buying rolls... I'm trying Joy the Baker's parker house rolls this year! Yum~

Cooking Channel, Anyone?

@Paula... I agree about the star... odd chap, but informative, and great recipes.

FLN brought back the word "bodacious" which had been sorely missed.

AHT Giveaway: Case of Pat La Frieda Burgers

Invite some friends over and do some Kenji-style recipes with them. Or just grill them, eat them, and order more.

Cook the Book: 'The King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion'

Sugar cookies when I was nine! Baked in the oven until they were pale, then put in the broiler to brown. Needless to say, they caught fire, lol. My mom was at work, so we had to cover our tracks with the cunning use of oven fans and air freshner. She never knew until we told her years later.

What Was Your Biggest Thanksgiving Victory?

My Thanksgiving victory: no stress. My 14 year old, determined to have Thanksgiving dinner (after I announced in October that I wasn't cooking), made a list, checked it thrice, and set about making the meal. All I had to do was make sure she didn't burn the house down, and ensure that she didn't do anything weird, like put onions in the apple pie. The cherry coke ham was moist, the mac and cheese was cheesy, and the turkey was awesome and perfectly done. A few small mistakes here and there, but my picky family ate with relish, and my brothers came back the next day for leftovers.

I was so proud of her, and have finally given in to her request to take cooking courses at the local community college in the spring.

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The Honey brined and smoked turkey looks so good! That I don't have to use the oven, and can relax while it smokes... oh yeah!

"Working Lunch" suggestions?

@jerzeeTomato: I wish. Nope, they'll be right there, eating with us. It's a working meeting, and no one is excused for lunch.

@whoot: When us mid-level folks get together, we usually go in and pot luck or order pizza. Upper mgmt is known for going out to expensive lunches, but since we're working with a vendor, we can't do that. Not really stealing my time, since I'm getting paid my exorbitant hourly wage for the whole day...

@dhorst for the win! I'm stopping a Trader Joes in the morning for some cheese, grapes, and a baguette.

Thanks everyone!

"Working Lunch" suggestions?


We're civil servants, and are expected to bring our own lunch, because if we cater it, the local newspaper will inevitably find out we ate some pasta with tax payer money and burn us at the stake.

My boss may end up ordering a few pizzas, but I want be prepared just in case.

Thanks for the suggestions - I'll stay away from the german bologna sandwich with red onions...

Photo of the Day: Salad Dressing Cake

I understand mayo cake, having eaten and enjoyed it -you don't taste the mayo any more than you taste the eggs in a regular cake, but seriously? The components of mayo cake and that of salad dressing end at the oil, vinegar, sugar and egg.

Simply put, there's no frosting or cakey goodness in my bottle of Seven Seas.

Weekend Book Giveaway: 'The Devil's Food Dictionary'

Bacon: (n) Once worshiped as part of the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, Bacon), this delicious pork offering was replaced by the Holy Spirit after allegedly seducing believers to worship it above all. It is a widely held belief that the fruit offered to Eve in the Garden was bacon-wrapped.

see also: satan's strips; tempter's bait.

I'm secretly in LOVE with Alton...

BangleB - you are not alone, though you forgot corny, and in real need of a hair cut.

Win a Free Organic D'Artagnan Turkey Here!

Ham in Coca-Cola. I always buy a honeybaked ham, but this year, I'm going for this, if only for the "liquid gold" pan juice. Especially since I have Coke w/o HFCS. Where has this been all my citified life?

Weird parental food preparation

Sorry Machellebelle....

Spam = Spiced Ham. Not only meat, but pork.


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