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Seems like I am always buying ______________ when I grocery shop

I like the way that sounds ... 'FREE MANGOES'.

Jun 22, 2015
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Seems like I am always buying ______________ when I grocery shop

Lately, it's been mangoes.
Every single time.

Jun 20, 2015
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So do you eat that last slice of pizza or not ?

Usually it's "How about we split this ...".

Jun 18, 2015
Cheese Boy in Not About Food

I'm blocking for the name of a dessert

Jun 18, 2015
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favorite pizza, northern westchester?

Is Frankie & Augie'Z pizza in JV any good? ... http://www.frankieandaugiez.com/

Puddin shots for adults

Try Chocolate pudding and ...

Crème de Menthe
Kahlúa
Frangelico
99 Bananas Liqueur
Baileys Irish Cream

Jun 17, 2015
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

Places to get a Good deal for Rib Eye in Westchester?

FAIRWAY, over by the prime meats case.

Haggle the guys a bit and tell them you're experimenting. You never know.

The restaurant salad

Since bagged salads can be very unappealing, maybe next time opt for the soup.
If the soup then resembles the canned variety, then it's definitely time for you to move on. Just get on your bike and GO.

Jun 12, 2015
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Thieving Birds....

Blue jays will leave your tomatoes alone if you put out whole peanuts (in the shell) for them to eat. They'll be so busy shelling the peanuts that they could really care less about your tomatoes. There is one caveat though. You might create a squirrel problem for yourself.

Jun 10, 2015
Cheese Boy in Gardening

Italian Long Hot Peppers?

Cook your peppers in the oven. Coat them with some oil (of your choice) and then salt them with some coarse sea salt when done. Easy peasy. If you want to fry them on the stovetop, be prepared to deal with spatter. Either way, cook them whole (uncut).

Long hots taste especially great *whole* in sandwiches, but I've seen people chop them up and include them with sliced boiled potatoes, fried calamari, and even meat dishes.

Jun 10, 2015
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking
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purple skin garlic...

IIRC, this garlic is also referred to as Red garlic.

Jun 09, 2015
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Help me find this canned chicken soup

Maybe ... http://www.presidentschoice.ca/en_CA/...

President's Choice Customer Relations
1 President's Choice Circle,
Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 5S5

Jun 09, 2015
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Favorite Mustard for Hot Dogs?

French's Spicy Brown Mustard for everything. Try it sometime.
http://www.frenchs.com/products/musta...

Jun 06, 2015
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recipe for oversized zucchini

Definitely not a zucchini to play fetch with.

Jun 06, 2015
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

Olive oil pouring spout?

They have speed pourers with flip caps, and some w/ plastic stoppers.

Jun 03, 2015
Cheese Boy in Cookware

Olive oil pouring spout?

Get yourself a nice speed pourer.
http://www.webstaurantstore.com/stain...

Jun 02, 2015
Cheese Boy in Cookware

HELP?

True that (on the fat content).

Fat free milk might be his best bet.

Jun 02, 2015
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

recipe for oversized zucchini

Zucchini Lasagna, Ribbons, Pickles, and Quiche

Jun 02, 2015
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

HELP?

Yeah, easy on the canned tuna bro. Too much is no good.

Alternate that canned tuna with other canned fish varieties: sardines, white anchovies, salmon, mackerel, herring, etc.

Boneless and skinless chicken breasts should also be included in your rotation.

Jun 02, 2015
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

Odd flavors - i.e. Cilantro tastes like soap or some foods taste like mold.....(?)

The first thing that came to mind was NYC boiled bagels. NYC boiled bagels can *sometimes* have a moldy taste to them.

Bagels are boiled and then placed on awaiting wood boards (4" wide
planks). Sometimes these boards have various seasonings on them: sesame, garlic, salt, poppy, etc. Sometimes not. (The bagel shop owner decides if he/she is going to be generous enough to season *both* sides of their bagels).

Now, these boards are oftentimes stacked one on top of the other overnight and never allowed to air dry between uses. What happens is, these wood boards create mold between them (they're stacked, still wet, and just a bit warm). That moldy taste then transfers itself to the bagels being made the following day. The moldy taste is often subtle, don't get me wrong, but *sometimes* it can be really pronounced. I get my bagels elsewhere now, IYKWIM. Mold free. ;-)

Pic --> http://xaharts.org/misc/bagel_making....

Jun 02, 2015
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Soaker pads in chicken packages

Ha, this just made me laugh. (Unwanted diaper leakage).

Jun 02, 2015
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Soaker pads in chicken packages

Those things remind me of a pop tart.
BTW, both are ew. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JltEX...

Jun 01, 2015
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Mortadella by Mastro from Italy

If they say no to Mastro, then ask if they carry San Daniele.
The two names are synonymous ... http://sharemastro.com/san-daniele-mo...

One of the best mortadellas to be had in Queens is from Rosario's in Astoria.
He has a very good and somewhat pricey imported one (perhaps from Sicily).

In Brooklyn, there's Landi's perhaps, or better yet try the supermarkets.
The supermarkets *usually* stock Citterio and San Daniele brands.

May 31, 2015
Cheese Boy in Outer Boroughs

Seeded watermelon

Raspberries, cactus pears, and eggplants would all be nice w/o seeds.

May 26, 2015
Cheese Boy in Outer Boroughs

Dry Pasta Query

Yes, it will take much longer to cook.
Set aside up to 15-25 minutes (depending on age).

May 22, 2015
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Masterchef returns with new judge

That third slot should be reserved for rotating celebrities IMO.

Celebrities will draw viewers. Get smart celebrities, curvy ones, arrogant ones, etc. They all eat.

Clamshells and foggy cakes

Experiment and see how it works.

I live in NYC, and imagine my surprise when I found a desiccant pack right in with my Fava Nuts. Apparently, this is a normal practice for Chinese vendors here in Flushing. The fava nuts here are sold in clamshells (and plastic take-out soup containers) all day long with desiccants in them.

If you're a bit skittish, use a thin piece of tape to secure the desiccant to the clamshell. Customers will be at ease knowing you took the time to do that.

May 19, 2015
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Clamshells and foggy cakes

Silica Gel Desiccants might help solve that.
http://www.uline.com/BL_1004/Silica-G...

May 18, 2015
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Appetizer suggestion? (Chicken enchiladas/main)

Any quesadilla of your choice would be perfect.
Personally, I like mushroom and cheese.

May 16, 2015
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

Chicken Sausages, Any Reccomendations?

Yes, Celentano frozen meatballs have "mechanically separated chicken" in them.
Talk about a terrible mouthfeel (and taste).

I know some mechanics who would be insulted if they heard about this practice. ;-)

May 11, 2015
Cheese Boy in General Topics