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Partos Pizza in Riverhead gets bought out by Uncle Joes

I see what you mean, I remember it being weird but since I wasn't planning to go there......http://www.riverheadlocal.com/2014/04...

So glad I'm out of it all ;-)

about 6 hours ago
coll in New York State (exc. NYC)

Partos Pizza in Riverhead gets bought out by Uncle Joes

I wonder how much the main office checks into franchise decisions? Or do they just take the money and run?

about 7 hours ago
coll in New York State (exc. NYC)

Partos Pizza in Riverhead gets bought out by Uncle Joes

That's probably the problem: how many chain pizza places can you have in one Long Island town? There are only so many out of the area tourists.

about 7 hours ago
coll in New York State (exc. NYC)

Lots of new Mexican places in Wading River/Riverhead

The ladies at my gym were so exited, apparently there are all kinds of coupons for free stuff. For some reason they didn't convince me. I don't see any fish or duck or anything like that....not saying they won't do well. But I'll pop into Lobster Wok first myself.

Actually I forgot, we just decided yesterday the next place we're trying is Express Deli, next to the library. Writing on next week's itinerary........

about 7 hours ago
coll in New York State (exc. NYC)

Partos Pizza in Riverhead gets bought out by Uncle Joes

I do ;-) Long Island isn't really the place for chain pizza, as far as I'm concerned. Can't imagine what they were thinking.....

about 7 hours ago
coll in New York State (exc. NYC)
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Party Early Birds

Sounds like the most sensible reply yet. Don't forget last minute toilet scrubbing either ;-) Separate the wheat from the chaff.

about 8 hours ago
coll in Not About Food
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An interesting sandwich combo

I used commercial dill (Heinz, Roland) the pickles did overwhelm the peanut butter but in a good way, at least to me.

about 8 hours ago
coll in Food Media & News

An interesting sandwich combo

You forgot peanut butter and butter!

about 9 hours ago
coll in Food Media & News

Good vs. Bad Pizza: Is there such a huge difference?

The amount of cheese is as important as the sauce to me. When they put enough cheap cheese on there to choke a horse, I just say no.

And the sauce had better not be just tomato paste, luckily around here I haven't seen anything like that. Unless maybe in the school cafeteria?

about 9 hours ago
coll in General Topics

Good vs. Bad Pizza: Is there such a huge difference?

Not just chains, but plenty of private places too. It's got to be GOOD if I'm going to consume that many calories!

about 9 hours ago
coll in General Topics

Turkuaz in Riverhead

Their issue is they got flooded in Hurricane Sandy, the kind of thing that would have closed down a lesser place. Took them awhile but they are back!

about 9 hours ago
coll in New York State (exc. NYC)

Partos Pizza in Riverhead gets bought out by Uncle Joes

Wasn't that pizza place Papa Johns? They probably didn't have any choice, since their headquarters are located who knows where.

Where is this Two Brothers? We like Carlos for everyday slices and pies ourselves, right on the way to everything for us.

about 9 hours ago
coll in New York State (exc. NYC)

The Downside of Sharing Recipes...

I always use the Trader Joe truffle brownie mix, but put embellishments like Kahlua and mini choc chips. So technicially, it IS my recipe.

about 9 hours ago
coll in Not About Food

An interesting sandwich combo

Thought I was out of dill slices but found a big jar in the garage. Nirvana!

1 day ago
coll in Food Media & News

An interesting sandwich combo

I only had dill relish; I made it with peanut butter on Trader Joe crackers and also on apple slices. An instant hit for me!

1 day ago
coll in Food Media & News

New BBQ joint on the North Fork (Wading River)

Thanks, I might just search them out next time I'm passing by. Each location seems to have its good points.

Bread... What is going on!

I just bought my husband a box of Entenmann Cheese Danish and it was like it had melted inside the box and resolidified. No more Entenmann brothers doing quality control on every cake that came off the line! Far from it..

1 day ago
coll in General Topics

Is it too soon to talk about Thanksgiving?

These kind of cakes are traditionally baked in cast iron, but I don't see why an 8 or 10 inch heavy duty cake pan wouldn't work too. The whole recipe is subbed so why not the pan too ;-) You never know until you try, is my motto.

Apples, I'm not particular....especially this time of year! My favorites to have on hand are Honeycrisp, Honeygold and Winesap, just because they're so juicy and sweet.

1 day ago
coll in Home Cooking

Is it too soon to talk about Thanksgiving?

I sort of made it up, I sure hope she gives it her seal of approval ;-) Not quite as fluffy as the usual upside down, but very tasty.

1 day ago
coll in Home Cooking

New BBQ joint on the North Fork (Wading River)

I was really in the mood for a duck or a fish taco, the truck is probably still open. At least for awhile, don't know about winter. I know they have a full service place in Sound Beach too but no idea where.

Is it too soon to talk about Thanksgiving?

Thanks for reminding me, here it is!

PUMPKIN UPSIDE DOWN CAKE

TOPPING:
1 cup dark brown sugar
6 Tbsp butter
Handful of chopped nuts
Dash of rum

1 cup fresh cranberries
1 or 2 peeled and cored apple, sliced thin

Spray oil in cast iron skillet.
Put in pan first four ingredients and cook til bubbling.
Lay fruit in pan in the sugar mixture in a circular pattern.

CAKE:
2 eggs
1 cup pumpkin
3 Tbsp applesauce
2 Tbsp maple syrup or molassas
1.5 cup flour
½ cup brown sugar
1.5 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
Cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg to taste

Mix cake ingredients together and pour over apples and cranberries in pan.
Bake 350 for 45 minutes, then cool 10 minutes.
Run knife around pan to loosen cake and invert on serving platter.
Serve with whipped cream.

Sep 28, 2014
coll in Home Cooking

New BBQ joint on the North Fork (Wading River)

Thanks for the report! I drove by there yesterday and it looked inviting, people wandering in and out with no line. But we weren't hungry so I just said "soon". We'll see. I was more interested in the new Mexican place next door but they aren't open yet. Maybe manana?

Do Different Types of Alcohol Cause you to Act Differently?

I had a neighbor, the sweetest guy you ever met. He (and his wife) said the same thing about Jack Daniels specifically, and him.

Sep 28, 2014
coll in Spirits

An interesting sandwich combo

Dill is the way I would go, too. Maybe tonight for dinner!

Sep 28, 2014
coll in Food Media & News

An interesting sandwich combo

Two of my favorite things, why didn't I ever think of this myself?
http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/12...

Sep 28, 2014
coll in Food Media & News

what do you cook your pancakes on?

Lodge cast iron grill. It fits over two burners. A little butter and maybe some bacon fat, I've never had any problem with sticking.

Sep 28, 2014
coll in Cookware
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NJ Diner Sausage - I give up!!

Jones is a grocery store brand, not really what we're discussing here.

Sep 27, 2014
coll in New Jersey

Partos Pizza in Riverhead gets bought out by Uncle Joes

I am very familiar with Uncle Joes original place in Hampton Bays, he's a great guy. His pizza is 1960s Brooklyn style, which happens to be my preference. As long as he doesn't change the décor too much and has beer and wine for dining in, I won't complain!

Is it too soon to talk about Thanksgiving?

I make an apple and cranberry upside down cake that uses pumpkin and applesauce in the cake batter, if that counts.

Sep 27, 2014
coll in Home Cooking

Gardening From the Produce Department

They're as shiny as can be and all kinds of colors too. There's even a little white pumpkin, so I know they're from the bagful a friend brought me last fall. They're really nice but I got so little edible stuff this year, just dribs and drabs; well at least the beds don't look so empty!

The green onions I just cut the foliage off so I guess the root replenished itself each winter. I left the pot out on the porch which didn't seem to hurt either.

Sep 27, 2014
coll in Gardening