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Enough with the schmeer. The 80's are over.

bagelman, my sympathy. Been there, done that. It consumes every day.

about 11 hours ago
sandylc in General Topics

Is Anyone Food "Couponing"Anymore?

We recently got a card for several cents off per gallon at a gas station chain.

By our calculations, if we make the effort to go to this chain for every fill, we will save $25-35 dollars per year.

We had similar results when calculating the savings with things like loyalty cards. These are much more valuable to the store issuing them than they are to the customer, as they provide customer/product tracking that is valuable for marketing purposes.

about 12 hours ago
sandylc in Not About Food

Is Anyone Food "Couponing"Anymore?

Our grocery stores keep free copies of their weekly ads near the doors.

about 12 hours ago
sandylc in Not About Food

Pizza dough that works!

My pizza dough is 75% hydration.

about 14 hours ago
sandylc in Home Cooking

"Just eat it, you'll like it"

How about, "Why are you so interested in my eating habits? Do I bother you in some way?"

about 15 hours ago
sandylc in Not About Food

Differences in gut microbes

Actually, the ones that I take ARE dirt-based....!

We call them dirt pills...

EDIT: I wonder if we should worry about whether it's local dirt ;-/

about 15 hours ago
sandylc in Food Media & News

Differences in gut microbes

Makes me wonder what probiotic to take.

1 day ago
sandylc in Food Media & News

"Just eat it, you'll like it"

"I had some already, thank you. It was delicious!"

(Blatant, obvious lie. Then walk away. Leave 'em confused.)

1 day ago
sandylc in Not About Food
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Pizza dough that works!

I agree that there are many factors, as you have listed. But when I made the same dough in the same way with unbleached and with bread flour, the one made with bread flour is much chewier.

1 day ago
sandylc in Home Cooking

Pizza dough that works!

If you want it to be chewy, you need to use bread flour....

1 day ago
sandylc in Home Cooking

Lexington sold to Smack Shack owners

I finally ate at the Lex about a year and a half ago. It was for brunch. I was looking forward to classic food made from good ingredients.

What we got, both food- and service-wise, was SO bad that we were speechless - we DID NOT complain at all, but they still gave us HALF OFF of our meal as an apology.

I'm sure it was just a terrible day for them and they had my sympathy, but nothing happened that day to convince us that a good day was worth going there for, either.

Here's to the hope that the new owners will bring us a nice supper club with good ingredients and reasonable prices. People love to insult the idea of supper clubs (evidently not trendy enough for them), but they have their place and can be yummy.

1 day ago
sandylc in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Cheap Dining / Dinner Deals Around Town?

Rinata - 4-course dinner for $20 on Sundays.

1 day ago
sandylc in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Corn Casserole?

There are many versions: Scalloped Corn, Corn Pudding, Spoonbread, etc.

1 day ago
sandylc in Home Cooking

Recipe ideas for pregnant lady with high blood pressure

That looks yummy.

1 day ago
sandylc in Home Cooking

Which one of these ricotta cheesecakes looks better

My really old recipe - haven't made it in at least 20 years - has a streusel crust. The filling has ricotta, a stick of butter and some farina in it, along with eggs, sugar, zest, and vanilla.

1 day ago
sandylc in Home Cooking

Enough with the schmeer. The 80's are over.

When I make bagels, I ALWAYS put seeds/salt on the bottoms!

1 day ago
sandylc in General Topics

No evidence saturated fats promote heart disease, no evidence unsaturated fats reduce it

Thank you, paulj, for that article. It was very interesting!

1 day ago
sandylc in Food Media & News

Coffee in coke!

What do they call lemonade?

Apr 15, 2014
sandylc in General Topics

Help a Canadian out..what on Earth is "American cheese"?

That's true. Not necessary, but interesting.

Apr 15, 2014
sandylc in Cheese

pet peeves for other 'foodies'

That's an interesting and thoughtful analysis. Some will feel insulted by the "psyching" part, but I think there is some truth in that for some, and understandably so.

Apr 15, 2014
sandylc in Not About Food

What would you consider are your 6 essential spices?

I can't get it down to that few. It's just impossible.

Apr 14, 2014
sandylc in General Topics

Serious Eats

Oh, my. Someone just MIGHT sue you for THAT....;-)

Apr 14, 2014
sandylc in Food Media & News

Help a Canadian out..what on Earth is "American cheese"?

I agree. Actually, many cheeses are great for cheeseburgers, because they don't get heated enough when melted on a cheeseburger to separate.

Cheddar, Gouda, Swiss...all great on burgers.

Apr 14, 2014
sandylc in Cheese

Help a Canadian out..what on Earth is "American cheese"?

It appears to be fashioned in the style of cartoon cheese.

Apr 14, 2014
sandylc in Cheese

Serious Eats

Hi, all. What's your favorite Serious Eats article or recipe?

Apr 14, 2014
sandylc in Food Media & News

Food Network Magazine. Misspelled Item on Cover---Really?

No one can know everything. But the grammar and spelling fanatics are interested in learning and knowing more things today than yesterday.

Apr 13, 2014
sandylc in Food Media & News
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Foods Without Enemies

I like raisins well enough, but I really don't like them in baked goods very much.

Apr 13, 2014
sandylc in General Topics

How can I intensify the lemon flavor in a dish without added so much lemon juice that the dish seems watered down?

Yes.

Apr 13, 2014
sandylc in Home Cooking

How can I intensify the lemon flavor in a dish without added so much lemon juice that the dish seems watered down?

Ha - I see that no one has mentioned the obvious yet: ZEST!!!! Lots of it. Yum.

Apr 13, 2014
sandylc in Home Cooking

Has anyone you know ever actually gotten sick from eating raw cookie dough? [moved from Home Cooking]

According to this site:

http://www.eggsafety.org/consumers/co...

salmonella can indeed be on the inside of an egg.

Also, there is less likelihood that it will be on the shell, since the eggs are washed before going to the store.

Apr 13, 2014
sandylc in General Topics