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We're adults, aren't we??

Lol! Henceforth, anything served from my kitchen between two slices of bread will be referred to as "janice"

We're adults, aren't we??

There's a bear there, in their bare cupboard?

Foods that unreasonably gross you out...

Anything at all with a face still attached. Fish, lobster, octopus, duck, roast pig... *shudder*

Foods that unreasonably gross you out...

"BOSTON BAKED BEANS- That cloying molassess and unsually oversoftened beans make me wish Boston was still under British rule."

For your personal safety, make sure you don't say this out loud anywhere in the state of Massachusetts, lol.

"EGGS- Sunnyside-up with the runny yellow yolk crap, the hideous grey pad inedible thing-from-Hell underneath the yolk and the weirdly textured frilley egg white. Just an abomination from start to finish."

While I completely understand how someone can be skeeved out by eggs(I'm VERY picky about mine), this description sounds like an improperly cooked egg. There should be no gray if the yolk is runny, and if you cook the egg at a slightly lower temp, the whites don't get all lacy and rubbery.

Poetry of joy of the foods we eat.

Icy, sweet liquid gold
bright, tart, lemony delight
oh so refreshing to drink, to hold
on a thick, humid summer night

...Not exactly about food, but it is consumable, lol.

Uses for Apricot Jam/Preserves

Mix it with Dijon mustard, caramelized onions and roasted garlic as a glaze for chicken.

Use it as the "sauce" for a dessert/fruit pizza. Sugar cookie or shortbread crust, thin layer of jam, top with fresh sliced strawberries and small chunks of chocolate

Jun 24, 2011
LoBrauHouseFrau in Home Cooking

Things Overheard That Make You Smile...

I'd love to see their reaction if they ever came across a blue lobster!

Funniest Thing a Server Said to You

A group of friends and I were going out to dinner and a popular chain was advertising lots of new menu items, so that's where we ended up. When we ordered dessert, I got the dulce cheesecake, and when the waitress brought it out asked "Alright, y'all, who had the douche cheesecake?"

have you noticed ben & jerry's quality going downhill? espcially the classic flavors?

The water may have been an ingredient in one of the mix-ins and not actually the ice cream itself.

Creative Supermarket Signs

Oh! I'd not heard of that one before... sometimes I wonder where they come up with these names, lol.

have you noticed ben & jerry's quality going downhill? espcially the classic flavors?

I had a pint of chocolate fudge brownie last month that was pretty bad, but I thought it had something to do with a thawing/refreezing issue. There seemed to be lots of ice crystals in the ice cream, and the brownie pieces were hard and dry. I haven't noticed any quality issues with any of the other flavors, including Half Baked which has brownie chunks in it also.

Store Bought BBQ Sauce Survey

I've tried several of the grocery store available sauces, and for me, Sweet Baby Ray's is the only one worth buying. I have to buy two bottles at a time because my husband uses it as a condiment on almost everything.

One Sandwich for Every American City

Mount Airy, North Carolina - the Pork Chop sandwich.

Official State Foods & Beverages

They left the official state sandwich of Massachusetts off the list. The Fluffernutter.

One Sandwich for Every American City

I was thinking about posting these, but figured no one else would know what the hell I was talking about, lol.

Creative Supermarket Signs

I've seen some pretty strange ones, but my favorite was a produce bin labeled "Plumcot; Flavor Grenade"

Curious, do you bag single veggies in the store or not?

I bring my own shopping bags with me, including mesh produce bags. I bag everything except bananas.

Comfort Food

+1 :)

May 05, 2011
LoBrauHouseFrau in Home Cooking

No, we have that at home already

There are some things I don't get when we go out because I like the way I make it better. Mainly pasta dishes and some types of soups. Also, I never order dessert. It isn't that my culinary skills exceed what's available, it's just that I make those things exactly how we like them. The recipes I use have been tweaked and tailored to our tastes.

What are your favorite non-traditional birthday cake ideas?

Crepe cakes are easy to tailor to the birthday boy's tastes. Crepes stacked with custard, or ganache, fruit, or a combination of all three.

Apr 21, 2011
LoBrauHouseFrau in Home Cooking

Trying a grape... taboo?

I do not sample grapes before I buy them. I also go out of my way to pick a package from the very top or back of the grape display, making sure it doesn't look like someone has taken any from the package I select.

Is this really true?

Poppycock. I put toasted coconut on the outside of a cake, but putting it in the batter would ruin the texture of the cake.

Mar 24, 2011
LoBrauHouseFrau in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner? Part 79 (Old)

Mondays mean working late for the hubby, and that calls for comfort food. Home fries, thick cut bacon and cinnamon waffles. Leftover waffles and bacon will be made into breakfast sandwiches tomorrow.

Mar 21, 2011
LoBrauHouseFrau in Home Cooking

Why was my bnana bread rubbery?

I'm sorry you're having a difficult time with this. It took me a while to turn out a decent loaf of banana bread, but if you're really frustrated, now may be the time to come up with alternative ways to use up your bananas.

Mar 17, 2011
LoBrauHouseFrau in Home Cooking

Why was my bnana bread rubbery?

I would add another banana. Also, when I make banana bread I mash the bananas with the sugar, then mix in all of the wet ingredients before adding the dry. Once you add the dry ingredients, fold it together until moistened, then bake.

Mar 17, 2011
LoBrauHouseFrau in Home Cooking

Childhood favorite sandwich

An *official* Fluffernutter is peanut butter and Fluff brand marshmallow creme, but there are lots of variations. Banana slices, a layer of jelly, chocolate chips, crushed graham crackers and a whole host of other things have found their way into my fluffernutters over the years.

Childhood favorite sandwich

Fluffernutters were my absolute favorite. Sometimes strawberry jelly was included.

Bologna (the good stuff, no Oscar Meyer) with white american cheese and miracle whip.

Ham with mustard slathered on one piece of rye bread and sweet pickle relish on the other piece. The potato chips were smashed into the relish side to stabilize the soggy bread.

Shall we talk about brownies again? Your favorite recipes and why they are favorites?

I like my brownies very fudgy, no nuts. My go to brownie recipe is Alton Brown's Cocoa Brownies.

I made them Sunday using Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder, and I left out the two teaspoons of vanilla, using espresso instead.. brownie bliss. SO so good.

Mar 07, 2011
LoBrauHouseFrau in Home Cooking

Nasty Little Treats

I've heard it comes from soda jerk slang, because the machines and the syrups were both kept in wooden cabinets, but I'm not sure how accurate that is.

Nasty Little Treats

in Rhode Island a cabinet is what other areas call a milkshake. A coffee cabinet would be ice cream, milk and coffee syrup.