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How Do Lefties Peel Vegetables?

I believe my favorite peelers have been OXO, and I can honestly say that I appreciate it. I ran into a right handed pie server last Thanksgiving and oddly annoying for something so simple.

Thanks for thinking of us left handers!

Feb 11, 2010
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Spaghetti and Meatballs

Okay, so they didn't upload the recipe to the page correctly the first time. I kinda wish they would remove all of the comments so people aren't getting confused seeing snarky replies.

Anyway, I enjoy using two-thirds beef (probably ground chuck) and one-third pork sausage, something a little spicy.

Ball them all up, put in a glass dish, and microwave them for a moment. By cooking them a tad bit like that I found you can them throw them in your pan and they keep their shape well while rolling them around as necessary.

Jan 28, 2010
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Hive Mind

I definitely want to get a few illegal zebras for my rooftop now.

Jan 26, 2010
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Tax Yourself Thin in 30 Days or Less

And what is the money going to be spent on? "initiatives to combat obesity" Oh, thanks for making that clear. I would be requesting specific plans before forking over any money.

I agree that obesity is a problem. I'm finally fighting it myself after many years. However, I don't really think that government should be making these kinds of decisions for us, especially when it would cost a business a decent amount of money.

Sep 15, 2009
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Julia Says

And never forget to use an "impeccably clean finger."

Aug 03, 2009
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Fast-Food Makeovers

I really enjoyed the photography, but I must say seeing some of the individual blobs of food helps me not miss going to those places at all.

Will certainly be keeping an eye on that site.

Jul 13, 2009
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A Picnic for the Fourth of July

Nom nom nom, those look god.

Jun 22, 2009
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Maple Ginger Salmon

This does sound tasty, although I am more likely to try it out on chicken.

Jun 17, 2009
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Bourbon Steak Sandwich

I think that looks pretty tasty.

May 18, 2009
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Take Your Lunch to Work: Roasted Chicken

This is pretty cool. I am certainly more interested in this one than the beans and tofu entries.

May 13, 2009
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Terry Nichols and the Terrorist Diet

I think that the real question would be, does he believe that he was created by God to kill people? If you are going to take away people's right to life and happiness, then you shouldn't expect to keep yours.

Mar 31, 2009
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Walk-In Lunch

This is honestly something I really enjoy, and am pretty decent with. If you let your imagination run wild you can come up with some really cool concoctions.

Mar 05, 2009
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A Case of McOverreaction

I don't think we need a hotline. Unless it is to call about stupid people acting like idiots. This very dumb woman deserves what she got.

Mar 05, 2009
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Cartoon Cocktails and Other Made-Up Drinks

Oddly enough, yes, it does get brought up in the article.

Feb 27, 2009
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Cacio e Pepe Pasta

Probably not. I was thinking some grilled chicken, myself.

Feb 09, 2009
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Your Kids Aren't Allergic

While I am only 27, and not yet near the "get off my lawn" stage of life, I think kid's really don't play outside as much as they used to. Maybe I just have a really strong immune system naturally, but I figured that going outside, being in the dirt, and all sorts of other places built up the immune system. We already know that continual use of anti-bacterial hand sanitizer kills the good stuff to, and lowers people immunities.

Feb 04, 2009
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Healthy Hot Pockets

Lots of companies have divisions with healthy and unhealthy items. It is nothing new for businesses to want to make money from a variety of people. Move along.

And to stay on topic, while they might taste okay, is the pocket a decent enough meal? Maybe pair it with a salad?

Feb 02, 2009
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10 Super Bowl Commercials

I definitely enjoyed the guys response in the Axe Bud light commercial. Big dude with an axe: "But he's got a chainsaw!"

Jan 05, 2009
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Look Before You Eat

Absolutely incredible! I love the Bioshock one, but really they are all very well done.

Dec 12, 2008
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5 Guys opened in Long Beach

The burger place? I wouldn't really bother with it honestly. The food is okay, in my opinion, and it was "neat" to choose from a variety of toppings, but it's really just another burger place.

Nov 21, 2008
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Does Gum Really Take Seven Years to Digest?

Yeah, gee whiz, what is with little children these days when they don't believe what their parents tell them?
Everyone knows that this was used as a scare tactic for kids. So I find it even more depressing that you, ruth, can't use your own common sense to answer your own questions.

Nov 21, 2008
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Only Prissy Moms Avoid HFCS

I have cut HFCS out of my diet as much as possible. Not only have I had to add two holes to my belt in about three or four weeks, but I have also done it because I actually have a history of gout. Yeah, weird, but it still exists. HFCS is very bad for that, but cutting it out has, along with a lot of other bad things, has helped me out, and I haven't had to take medicines yet to fix it.

It may be okay in small doses, like most anything else, but I am happier without it.

Oct 20, 2008
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A Plunge into Cheesy Lava Sauce

I gave the volcano taco a whirl and ended up deciding that it was overall too boring when compared to some of their other offerings. I'm pretty sure I've had that "spicy" cheese sauce on something else of theirs.
Perhaps the Taco Bell I tried it at cooled their sauce down, but I do, at least, give them credit for tossing at something a bit new.

Sep 24, 2008
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I Don't Care If She's Family

Sounds like "mom" needs to move out on her own. Or you guys do.

Sep 16, 2008
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What Shame Looks Like

"You want to know what shame made tangible looks like? There you go."

Brilliant, absolutely freakin' brilliant.

Jul 25, 2008
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Shelf-Stable Ice Cream Float Disaster

Ah man, but I want to be right despite my poorly written sentence.

The full story is that I was driving a moving truck at the time, and while in my own car I would have tossed the partially finished beverage into the back seat I did not want to forget about this foul drink in a truck I was paying to drive around.

Now that I am sufficiently off-topic I will add that the new Crunch bar sound great. I always liked the old version it is apparently "low-end crap."

Jun 11, 2008
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Shelf-Stable Ice Cream Float Disaster

Nooooo, as I stated in the place where I posted my words (reading is fun) I only finished drinking the stuff because I did not want to throw the bottle out the window.

Now that I have fantastically belittled your tiny self you may call me a jerk.

Point!

Jun 10, 2008
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Shelf-Stable Ice Cream Float Disaster

The floats review is dead on. The orange cream was tolerable, but the root beer was truly foul. The only reason I finished mine was because I didn't want to throw a full bottle out the window as I was driving down an interstate.

Jun 09, 2008
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Oreo Cakesters and Yoplait Go-Gurt Fizzix

I'm going to be that guy and mention that he probably meant to say that the Cakesters were like Suzy Q's. Ho Ho's have a chocolate covering. Heck, he even included a link that shows that they are nothing alike.

Oct 24, 2007
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Slice of Life

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles... 'nuff said.

Aug 28, 2007
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