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  • Favorite foods: Portuguese sweet bread, nutella, goat meat stew, saffron risotto, chocolate!
  • Last bite on earth: Good lord, this is a hard question. This is like asking me to choose my favorite Golden Girl. If I absolutely had to choose, I would pick double chocolate cheese cake with nutella ganache and hazelnuts sprinkled on top for good measure.

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Dinner For Unwanted Guests

You guys are cracking me up. Next time a person shows up unannounced for dinner I'm employing all the tactics recommended. I guess that means answering the door naked and telling them I'm having juiced spam and grilled chicken hearts for dinner. If all that fails, and they still come in for dinner, next time I'm turning off all the lights and hiding behind the couch.

What Are The 5 Things Everyone Should Know How To Cook

Ok everyone, I am sorry that I didn't see the policy about linking to my blog. I promise not to do it again!!!

What Are The 5 Things Everyone Should Know How To Cook

By the way, sorry to everyone that I ended up posting essentially the same topic twice on Talk (Five Things To Learn How To Cook To Get A Man). I didn't realize that the first one worked.

What Are The 5 Things Everyone Should Know How To Cook

Sorry to hear that you have to take a dump Tupper Cooks. It must be all the spam you insist on eating.

Favorite Food Joke?

101 beans walk into a bar & the bartender says "we don't serve beans alcohol." The beans say, "don't worry we're already baked"

Dinner For Unwanted Guests

When you have people "accidentally" drop by during dinner time, what should you do besides hiding? While these unannounced guests may deserve Papa John's pizza and Budweiser, I make something like arugula-walnut pesto because you can make it really fast and it tastes great. What are some recipes you have for a fast meal?

What Are The 5 Things Everyone Should Know How To Cook

If you are the kind of person who likes to watch copious amounts of cooking shows and enjoy reading food blogs, but never actually learned how to cook anything, it's not too late to redeem yourself. Pause the latest episode of Top Chef All-Stars and get into the kitchen immediately because you are about to learn about the five things you should know how to cook to keep a man/woman or get a better quality significant other if that's what you're secretly hoping for. Go to [URL removed by moderator per Serious Eats's self-linking policy] for the complete list.

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