s

sandylc's Profile

Title Last Reply

My Chowhound Wedding

Congratulations and what a beautiful spread!

about 15 hours ago
sandylc in Home Cooking

Corn on the cob TOO sweet!

Silver Queen is tender, lightly sweet, and delicious. It can still sometimes be found. It takes longer to mature, which makes it less desirable to grow. Plus, that stupid, extra-sweet, bicolor crap rules the land now.

about 16 hours ago
sandylc in General Topics

Attention Chefs: Can we all agree that bacon is over?

Yeah, I don't care for turkey, either...

about 17 hours ago
sandylc in General Topics
3

May 2014 Cooks Illustrated -- Why is this strawberry mousse recipe awful?

I haven't seen the recipe that you're referencing, but we have an old family recipe that incorporates cream cheese and gelatin, and the cream cheese is softened and whipped first, then the gelatin mixture is slowly added while continuing to whip. Does this help your situation with this recipe?

about 17 hours ago
sandylc in Home Cooking

What would you do to fix the Food Network

Cooking Channel is only BARELY better than FN.

1 day ago
sandylc in Food Media & News

A better idea for Dunkin Donuts

Clearly individual taste is always the main thing with coffee; everyone seems to have a different opinion. When my parents were alive and were visiting, my dad and husband used to see who could get to the coffeemaker first so they could control the strength!

From what I've observed, many people fall somewhere in between Charbucks and DD's flavored water as far as strength and degree of roasting. We have a couple of smaller chains here that fill that niche.

1 day ago
sandylc in Food Media & News

If refrigerating tomatoes is supposed to be verboten, then what of gazpacho?

Yes, I saw that.

That's why I posted a link to an interesting article about refrigerating tomatoes.

1 day ago
sandylc in General Topics

If refrigerating tomatoes is supposed to be verboten, then what of gazpacho?

????

Maybe you should review your OP.

1 day ago
sandylc in General Topics

Is it OK when David Rocco pronounces Italian words correctly but not when Giada does it?

Thanks. That's better than my attempt.

1 day ago
sandylc in Food Media & News

If refrigerating tomatoes is supposed to be verboten, then what of gazpacho?

Uh...gee, testing refrigerated tomatoes vs. not refrigerated tomatoes?

It's a nice link.

?

1 day ago
sandylc in General Topics
1

Attention Chefs: Can we all agree that bacon is over?

Yum, I hope bacon isn't over, EVER!

I will admit, when pressed, that some recently observed dishes containing bacon would probably be better without bacon.

Regarding the biscuits and gravy, I hail from a good southern family that, at one point in history, ate this every single morning for breakfast (not me - I'm too young for that era). For decades. And yes, bacon grease was sometimes involved in the gravy-making. And there was sometimes bacon on the table at the same meal. On top of the B&G? No.

Anyway, I make great sausage, some very competent biscuits, and some pretty great gravy. We only have this every month or two; it's kind of a gut bomb. It's easier to appreciate if you eat it less often...

1 day ago
sandylc in General Topics
2

If refrigerating tomatoes is supposed to be verboten, then what of gazpacho?

Trust Serious Eats to do the work for us!

http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/07/ho...

1 day ago
sandylc in General Topics

Best Ground Sausage in Minneapolis?

I have found that the sausage in these here Scandihoovian parts isn't the greatest.

Buy some great ground pork from the freezer case at Everett's Meats and make your own.

http://everettsmeat.com/

For Italian sausage, add fennel, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper, and a touch of sugar.

For breakfast sausage, add lots of sage, some thyme, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, and a bit of sugar.

I can post specific recipes if you are interested.

1 day ago
sandylc in Minneapolis-St. Paul
1

What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

I agree. I like it, but it needs to be used judiciously, IMO.

1 day ago
sandylc in Home Cooking

A better idea for Dunkin Donuts

Many people find that Starbucks roasts its beans too darkly; hence the nickname Charbucks.

1 day ago
sandylc in Food Media & News

Food Network Star July 13 Episode - Spoilers

Yeah, they used to hire adults to teach us what they know.

Now, not so much..

2 days ago
sandylc in Food Media & News

Food allergies: When and how did you develop them?

I don't see where you are having definite problems with fruits and vegetables.

Can you eat some plain steamed vegetables? Maybe with some brown rice? How about applesauce?

2 days ago
sandylc in Not About Food

Is it OK when David Rocco pronounces Italian words correctly but not when Giada does it?

JHAH-duh.

2 days ago
sandylc in Food Media & News

Obama eats Jucy Lucy burger at Matt's Bar; ice cream at Grand Ole Creamery

Went to Sebastian Joe's tonight - big line, but it moved quickly.

Yum, it was good!

I'll bet that the Cedar Summit Farms ice cream is good - Dave and Florence Minar of Cedar Summit are very nice people.

Haven't been to a DQ since the last time I got dragged there by the kid's soccer team - many moons ago!

Conny's looks like a bit of old-fashioned summer!

I won't be going to Nelson's.

Haven't been to Izzy's in a long time - next time we're in the neighborhood and want ice cream, we'll go there!

Used to frequent Cow Bella, but since they've changed ownership, we're not as thrilled as we used to be. For example, they changed the bittersweet chocolate to milk chocolate. Not happy about that.

Jul 26, 2014
sandylc in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Pico de gallo: deseed or not to deseed?

Sure it is. Salsa means sauce. Pico de gallo is a sauce. It is also known as salsa fresca.

Jul 25, 2014
sandylc in Home Cooking

Pico de gallo: deseed or not to deseed?

No, it's been a long time and I don't remember who it was, but I don't think it was him!

Jul 25, 2014
sandylc in Home Cooking

Obama eats Jucy Lucy burger at Matt's Bar; ice cream at Grand Ole Creamery

TDQ, I am a Sebastion Joe's fan. The one time I had ice cream at GOC, my brownie bits in my ice cream were extremely stale - really a disappointment.

Jul 25, 2014
sandylc in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Francois Payard tries supermarket snack cakes

I am proud to say that I am 55 years old and have never tasted a Twinkie.

Not due to any life-long, noble, foodie-style, healthy reason...

But, because my older sister loved them and I was determined not to like anything that she did! (She was mean!)

Jul 25, 2014
sandylc in Food Media & News

Pico de gallo: deseed or not to deseed?

Never deseed. Once saw a chef on TV working really hard to separate the seeds from the jelly because he said that the tomato jelly had a bunch of flavor. It made an impression on me.

Some people think it makes the salsa too runny. I say, that's how salsa is!

Jul 25, 2014
sandylc in Home Cooking

The Best Colombian Coffee on the cheap?

oops old post

Jul 25, 2014
sandylc in General Topics

The Best Colombian Coffee on the cheap?

Aldi's, as in the discount store.

Hm-mm..might have to run this one past the coffee-drinking hubby.

Jul 25, 2014
sandylc in General Topics

Francois Payard tries supermarket snack cakes

I remember liking suzi-qs as a kid. Does someone still make these? I haven't kept up with that particular aisle of my grocery store!

Jul 25, 2014
sandylc in Food Media & News

Funny little thing that showed up on my Facebook feed

Fun!

Although I do agree with some of it...'specially the tainting of truffle oil!

Jul 25, 2014
sandylc in Food Media & News

Worst Cooking show Buzzwords

What, you don't eat car-mole? It sounds like a critter that hides in your car!

Jul 24, 2014
sandylc in Food Media & News
1

Worst Cooking show Buzzwords

I, for one, eat more slowly and carefully the better the food is. When there is great flavor, fiber, and nutrition in a meal, people tend to not overeat because it is more satisfying.

Jul 24, 2014
sandylc in Food Media & News