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Help! Intimate Rooftop Dinner Party Featuring Grilled Chicken?

maddening, isn't it?!

i see the OP hasn't posted anything past her initial post. i think in the future --in general -- i'm going to hold off posting any reply in order to see if the OP is actively engaged on the thread or on chowhound.

1 day ago
alkapal in Home Cooking

Home-made caesar dressing vs the OG Cardini table-prepared one?

whip it, whip it good

DEVO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIEVqF...

1 day ago
alkapal in Home Cooking

Let's talk about white bread

who else remembers "monk's bread"? had a drawing of a monk in his robe on the plastic sleeve package. i see it is still made, but i never see it in stores. https://shop.monksbread.com

i read on another forum that it is like pain de mie: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipe...

that monk's bread was perfect for summer tomato sandwiches!

1 day ago
alkapal in General Topics

Let's talk about white bread

trout are very cosmopolitan.

LOL.

1 day ago
alkapal in General Topics

Let's talk about white bread

cooks with wheat berry and rye berry.

1 day ago
alkapal in General Topics

Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

nah, it *is* sheet cake -- because it is made in a sheet pan. i have many community cookbooks to attest to that.

it is too sweet for my taste, but my sister's family loves it. hers is called Texas Sheet Cake.

1 day ago
alkapal in General Topics

I never used a grater before

oh that is neat. i found it -- made by rosle http://www.kitchen-universe.com/Rosle...

Jul 18, 2014
alkapal in Cookware

Home-made caesar dressing vs the OG Cardini table-prepared one?

famous tampa (and also sarasota) cuban restaurant columbia serves tableside caesars. at least they used to do a caesar tableside. now maybe it is only "their" "1905" salad (see photo).

i agree -- emulsion from stick blender is not same texture as simply whisking in the big salad bowl.

Jul 18, 2014
alkapal in Home Cooking

The china saga continues-rimmed soup bowls?

i love rimmed soup bowls, and love corelle for everyday. i'll check those out. are they wide, though? i want about 9 inches or so.

Jul 16, 2014
alkapal in Cookware

Egg salad: how many eggs per sandwich?

i am not a miracle whip hater. growing up, my then-married sister made a chopped iceberg and tomato salad (good florida produce) with it, and i love it to this day.

Jul 16, 2014
alkapal in Home Cooking

Egg salad: how many eggs per sandwich?

what, something wrong with just a bunch of mayo and eggs? LOL

ok, i'll try it!

Jul 16, 2014
alkapal in Home Cooking
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Egg salad: how many eggs per sandwich?

yes, i've never heard of "leftover" deviled eggs either. i don't believe they exist. i put them in the realm of bigfoot and the chupacabra.

Jul 16, 2014
alkapal in Home Cooking
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Egg salad: how many eggs per sandwich?

lettuce and tomato on egg salad sandwich? heresy! ;-). i mean, m-a-y-b-e i can imagine some crunchy iceberg...but just if i squint my eyes.

Jul 16, 2014
alkapal in Home Cooking
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Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

the best fajitas in my life were in houston -- at a catered party. the fajitas of my dreams! http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/470522

Jul 16, 2014
alkapal in General Topics

Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

i should have asked WHY is geoduck pronounced gooey duck.

Jul 16, 2014
alkapal in General Topics

Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

tell me how one comes to pronounce geoduck like gooeyduck?

Jul 14, 2014
alkapal in General Topics
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Food Humor in Cartoons

rolling stone's website had a poll of the top 10 favorite weird al videos, and i was reminded how fun "eat it" was. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pic...

Jul 14, 2014
alkapal in Food Media & News

How to transform awful Amazon sesame sticks

donate to a needy squirrel population in your neighborhood.

but seriously now, why aren't you contacting amazon for a refund for a bad product?

ane even more seriously, why would you want to repurpose something that is so bad?

Jul 14, 2014
alkapal in General Topics
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Let's talk about white bread

yes, that sunbeam buttermilk white is quite good for a summer tomato sandwich.

Jul 14, 2014
alkapal in General Topics

Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

uncle bob, my pal!

Jul 13, 2014
alkapal in General Topics
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dealing with eggplant for recipes

cool! glad to see you here!

Jul 13, 2014
alkapal in Home Cooking
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Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

i always chuckle when i see nasi goreng. in my mind, i'm hearing "nasty goring." LOLO

Jul 13, 2014
alkapal in General Topics

Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

nice blogs there!!!

good chinese recipes and also….any southern recipe site that has fried grits is all right with me! he is a real southerner!
http://www.tasteofsouthern.com/fried-...

Jul 13, 2014
alkapal in General Topics

Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

from the SE of the US:
fried gulf shrimp
swamp cabbage
pork bbq ribs
stone-ground grits (and fried grits from leftovers: http://www.tasteofsouthern.com/fried-...).
collard greens
hoppin' john
shrimp creole
biscuits
pound cake
coconut custard pie
peach cobbler
fried grouper
cuban sandwiches
boiled peanuts
stone crab claws
key lime pie with the real pastry crust and not that latecomer graham cracker crust
cornbread without sugar
pecan tassies
seminole fry bread
hushpuppies (was reminded by a post from LaLa
)orange juice
duke's mayo
southern-style potato salad with mayo, mustard, chopped boiled eggs, celery & onions.
pecans
cornbread dressing
corn pone
field peas with bacon
fried chicken
sausage gravy

Jul 13, 2014
alkapal in General Topics
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Oprah's Show on Past Life Regression and Phobias with Food..

say hey to the cap'n! ;-).

Jul 13, 2014
alkapal in Food Media & News

dealing with eggplant for recipes

i'll salt and drain in a colander.

for eggplant parm the last time, i just roasted the eggplant, and didn't fry it.

i use eggplant in spaghetti sauces, on pizza, in casseroles and fritters. it is so versatile.

Jul 13, 2014
alkapal in Home Cooking

dealing with eggplant for recipes

tip: search on google with chowhound in the search. i find the chowhound search functions to be very poor.

Jul 13, 2014
alkapal in Home Cooking
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Bumper Crop of Thai Chilis!

i've never made it, but am intrigued by the "cowboy candy" idea. http://tastykitchen.com/recipes/canni...

also, you could make some killer peach-chile salsa or thai chile pepper jelly!

you could make "aji" vinegar sauce http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

why not a chile pesto with cilantro, lime, sunflower seeds and a white cheese, to slather onto grilled corn?

you could make an inside-out popper. wrap a seeded split chile in cream cheese, maybe some pancetta, then in a wonton skin to deep fry. what a little poppin' parcel surprise that would be! ;-).

Jul 13, 2014
alkapal in Home Cooking

Edy's Summer Game

yes, the almond one is good too. i find the magnum's quality to be superb in all of its elements: the ice cream luxurious creaminess and richness, the velvety chocolate and the freshness of the nuts.

Jul 13, 2014
alkapal in General Topics

Supermarket pricing.......can someone explain this to me?

yes,. i love harris teeter, and they are the only chain i know that does this! just got some magnum ice cream bars (the best!) on BOGO.

Jul 13, 2014
alkapal in General Topics