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Casa Grande, Midlothian Trnpk. Midlothian Va.

I have always been a fan of Casa Grande....thanks for the review.

Do you appy foods to your face or skin ?

For 2+ years coconut oil is the only face cleanser and moisturizer I have used.

Metzger Bar & Butchery

I adore Metzger!

Have you ever lost . . . .

Years ago, my husband accidentally left a half gallon of milk in the car. It rolled under a seat in the summer and developed a slow leak that stunk up the car. He tried having the car detailed, etc. and the smell was still there. He got an air freshener and took the car to the dealership and traded it in

Best chain fried chicken restaurant?

Yes...here in Virginia they still sell it!

Aug 20, 2015
Janet from Richmond in Chains

Next Food Network Star - latest and greatest?

I will watch Eddie for a number of reasons. I don't think most people watching The Food Network are looking to reinvent the wheel or to build the wheel but have an interest in food and it makes for good background noise, etc. I pick up new ideas and on occasion get information I did not know and is useful, but I have never watched a Food Network Show as a tutorial on how to cook something. Jay was fine but I found him boring and a bit too consistent. Dom, who I like, was still painfully awkward right up until the end. Eddie has the "it" factor and will appeal to a wide range of people. It was, IMO, the clear right choice.

Next Food Network Star - latest and greatest?

I think Jeff Mauro has come into his own....I like him a lot on The Kitchen and for me, he has the right balance of humor and knowledge.

Next Food Network Star - latest and greatest?

I definitely thing that for once they made the right choice. Eddie was IMO the clear choice....the women want him and the men want to be him. He has the "it" factor and adapts easily to his surroundings.

Jay will be fine and likely will get a show.

I liked Dom and would like to hang out with Dom, but I thought their critique of his pilot was very generous. He still seemed to be white knuckling it in front of the camera.

Best chain fried chicken restaurant?

Bojangles, Chick-Fil-A (even though they have no bones), and Hardees. Popeyes does a respectable job as well.

Aug 17, 2015
Janet from Richmond in Chains

Food Netword Star (Salvation)

The most successful winners of Food Network Star have had the chances to be on non-stand and stir shows.
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This is a very good point.

Food Netword Star (Salvation)

I like Dom and Eddie also. As long as it isn't Arnold, I will be happy.

natural/good food stores in blacksburg or roanoke?

Annie Kay's on Main Street in Blacksburg

What is it that really turns your stomach?

Deviled eggs or boiled eggs in any form.

Big glops of mayo.

Does parking make a difference for you ?

I hate parking issues....I don't mind walking but I hate searching out a parking space, small parking spaces or finding street parking.

I don't mind paying for easy parking.

Chic Fil A highest rated fast food

I love Chick-Fil-A and go there on average once a week.

I have never had a cold sandwich, cold fries, a rude employee or a screwed up order in the many years I have frequented them. I am not surprised at all by the ranking.

Offering alternative meals to children - yay or nay

My husband says his one regret with his daughter (now in her 30's) was the separate meal thing. He and his wife always did separate meals as well as very often separate meal times. My stepdaughter had very poor table manners during her teen years and was a picky eater until she went to college. She is no longer a picky eater and her table manner are just fine.

However, our 3 year old granddaughter also has separate meals and separate meal times. She does not eat meat (doesn't like it...they aren't a vegetarian household) but eats a lot of cheese, yogurt, eggs, pbj and pasta. She prefers fruit to veggies.

I think kids should eat what the family eats and have a family dinnertime, but that is easy for me to say as I never had children of my own.

How do you deal with the compulsive need for everyone to like your food?

A different sense of taste does not mean "no sense of taste".

How do you deal with the compulsive need for everyone to like your food?

I don't think it's childish, but it is an unreasonable expectation. Food is so subjective and there isn't one food on the planet that everyone loves. And that is okay.

I think you are defining your value based on others reactions and that is a recipe for failure and damaged self esteem.

Haven't returned to a former favorite restaurant because of bill issue.

I agree....if you like the place, go back. Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy?

Haven't returned to a former favorite restaurant because of bill issue.

Do you think they should have given you the second plate of food for free?

If you were invited to a birthday party (for someone else) on the day of your birthday... what would be a nice touch for you?

Perfect!

If you were invited to a birthday party (for someone else) on the day of your birthday... what would be a nice touch for you?

I have no issue with happiness being shared. In the case of the party I was a part of, our friend decided to give his wife (whose birthday is the week before mine) a surprise 30th birthday party at their home. That was great...we were in, everything was lovely.

Then we had a hurricane/storm and their power went out and it was projected it would not be back at their home in time for the party. My husband volunteered to hook him up with a club we belong to. I had no issue with that. The host then sent out an email (which I was on) saying that the location of the party had changed and that we were celebrating my 30th birthday also. I was turning 40-something and most of the people on the email list did not know me. I was horribly embarrassed and that night was awkward as I knew only a few people there. I felt like I stole her moment and it was clear to all that my husband was trying (unsuccessfully) to cover his ass.

If you were invited to a birthday party (for someone else) on the day of your birthday... what would be a nice touch for you?

I believe it is different because it isn't multiple birthday celebrations for non-relatives and there isn't a primary birthday celebrant and the B list celebrants.

If you were invited to a birthday party (for someone else) on the day of your birthday... what would be a nice touch for you?

Yes...and I was the birthday third wheel. One of the most awkward events I have ever been involved with. I would have much preferred my birthday never to have been mentioned (and I am big into my birthday). It took me months to forgive my husband.

Top Chef Season 13 Is Heading To...

Texas was the only season I bailed out on.

Bobby Flay and Wife to Split

I have been married three times....my husband has as well. We have been married for almost 16 years. Good people can marry other good people and it not work out. Divorce is hard enough outside of the public eye with all the winks and judgments. I wish both of them all the best.

Top Chef Season 13 Is Heading To...

I thought of Charleston as well.

Bryan Voltaggio has a cookbook coming out

How was your meal? My husband went there for lunch last week (his office is close by) and said it was awful and $30 later he was still hungry.

I'm the turtle at the table .

I am a fast eater and my husband it not. He also eats about twice as much as I do and more courses. Most nights at home I finish, take my plate to the kitchen and come back and chat with him until he is finished.

For me, the big issue is I like my hot food hot and my cold food cold. DH's doesn't like really hot (temp) food and also is a fussy-britches in general..does a lot of fiddling and the like.

Tips posting to credit card later?

DH and I use credit cards about 99% of the time. The swiped amount shows pending and then it will settle and be posted a few days later with the total including tip.