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mvl1014

I'm a picky eater, but I love food!

  • Location: Indianapolis

Knife Skills: How to Trim and Portion Tenderloin Steaks

I don't like the chunks of fat, but ribeye all the way. Once or twice we've bought a tenderloin from Costco for ~$65 and trimmed the filets out.

Union Jack Pub: Chicago Deep Dish, in an English Pub, in Indianapolis

I've had terrible luck finding decent pie in Indy, and prefer NY to Chicago-style, but I gotta say that pizza looks damn good.

There's a decent place at the Carmel open-air mall and Eh! Formaggio on the west side is pretty good. South side: Brozzini and Greenfield: (something like) New York Italy is decent.

Don't even talk to me about that place that shall not be named (B-z---x with the joker)!

Restaurant Nicknames

Nothing really new to add here, but these are the ones I regularly use:
Taco Hell
Pizza Smut
CRAPplebee's

Slice Poll: Do You Stop Eating Pizza When It's Hot Outside?

voted yes!!!!

but that's only for eating it outside. :-P

Equipment: How to Choose a Wooden Spoon

Wifey is a big wooden spoon fan. I swear we've looked at dozens of them... even in a specialty shop in Spain, and haven't found one she likes.

Poll: What's Your Stance on Sidewalk Seating?

Slice Poll: Do You Eat Pizza-Flavored Snacks?

Totino's Pizza Rolls with some regularity and the occasional pizza Combos. That's about it.

Slice Poll: How Do You Reheat Your Leftover Pizza?

Leftover pizza isn't worth the time it takes to reheat in a toaster oven or real oven. I nuke it, devour it, and live in shame knowing I had to eat leftover pizza.

Saint Lucia: Pizza at Sandals Regency La Toc

Nice. It's cuter that way anyway.

Saint Lucia: Pizza at Sandals Regency La Toc

So if Girl Slice was your wife, I'd guess she'd be Mrs. Slice, so Girl Slice must be your gf. You'll have to put a band of dough on her finger and serve pie at the reception.

The Crisper Whisperer: Beyond Guacamole - 5 Ways to Use Avocados

I like suggestion #5, I'm going to go do that. Be back in a little bit...

Slice Poll: Best Frozen Pizza?

Cheap and guilty: Tony's

Expensive and approaching tasty: Freschetta

All time: Red Baron's breakfast pizzas.

The Crisper Whisperer: 10 Secrets for Making the Most of Your CSA

@carolyn, thanks for the follow up. :-)

The Crisper Whisperer: 10 Secrets for Making the Most of Your CSA

re #2: I've read and been told from various sources before that rinsing your veggies before storing leads to quicker spoiling. ?:-/

re #9: freezing retards bacterial growth, so cooking it beforehand to kill bacteria doesn't necessarily do much for you. Either way, it has to be cooked/reheated to proper temp after freezing anyway. As long as you're not in the temperature danger zone, you're good.

All that said, we've joined our first CSA this year and delivery starts in about 3 weeks. So excited!

Sophisticated wedding pizza?

I had pizza. Pizza and garlic knots. And it was fantastic! That is all.

Video: Interview with Juan Hermosillo, the Guy Tossing Pizzas in the Visa Commercial

I really want to learn how to toss dough, but alas I live in Indianapolis and pizza here isn't NY style

Double Down Throwdown: Our Homemade Version Takes on KFC's

I'd be up for the trying it, but doubt I will. As for doing it home, I have the same thought. I would think a grilled version would also be quite tasty made at home, though I doubt the KFC grilled version is worth it.

Funny thing is, replacing the bun with another piece of fried chicken doesn't add that many calories. Empty white flour carbs or grease-laden protein. Both are bad choices, which means if you used a good quality whole grain bun at home OR grilled chicken breasts you could make it much healthier (even if not low cal).

Smashed Burgers for Everyone at Workingman's Friend Tavern in Indianapolis

@KingT Five Guys makes a decent burger, Steak N Shake not so much. I haven't been to that spot in Carmel. My personal favorite as been a guacamole-topped burger I've found at Rock-bottom downtown and the Ram in Noblesville. I only had each once though so I couldn't say which was better.

Truth be told, the burger I enjoy the most in Indy is my own. ;-)

The Best Macaroni and Cheese in New York City

Ours look most like Artisanal, we also use penne on occasion, however we don't use gruyere. We typically use 3 or 4 cheeses and no, I'm not telling you which ones. :-P

NCAA Basketball Tournament: 64 Great Foods in 64 College Towns

@Gator Pam: Don't worry the Tallahassee pick could have been better too.

Smashed Burgers for Everyone at Workingman's Friend Tavern in Indianapolis

I'm not much for the smashed burgers, but it looks only a half step above Steak n Shake. Winning slightly over on the bigger (but no less interesting) fries and a little more so on the onion rings.

Honestly Five Guys has one of the best burgers in the city. A couple brewpubs in the area have good burgers of the non fast food variety.

Indianapolis: Maria's Pizza Still Going Strong After 50 Years

Forgot to add that I did the duckpin thing and it was different, but fun.

Indianapolis: Maria's Pizza Still Going Strong After 50 Years

Bazbeuax's is the first thing everyone talks about, but it's nothing special. I don't like the midwest's pizza, having been born in New York South, i.e. South Florida.

Haven't heard of, or ever remember seeing Maria's, but it definitely looks like every other pie in Indy.

Until I open my joint, the best spots are EhFormaggio! on the West side and Brozinni's on the South side.

Man in Michigan Attempts to Make World's Largest Meatball

But 160 isn't the correct temp for a meatball!

It's 155 for 15 seconds, lower temp for longer time is also allowed.

Poll: How Do You Like Your Eggs?

I mistakenly hit the wrong one in the poll :-(

I like 'em scrambled, over hard, hard boiled, and in omelet form (only bacon and/or sausage plus cheese).

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Boiled Water Recipe

CJ McD asked where my recipe for boiled water went. LOL. That was from the test phase of the new SE Recipes functionality. Anyway, here it is ... Boiling water is essential to many recipes. If you have never cooked... More